Fundamentals of Hot Stone Massage (3 CE hours)


Course Description
The course shows the student how hot stone techniques can be incorporated into holistic therapeutic practice, which will be of great value to practitioners of body working therapies. Safety measures, contraindications, and proper care and cleaning of the stones is also covered.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this home study continuing education course, the massage practitioner should be able to:

  • Describe the physiological benefits of hot stone therapy (thermotherapy)
  • List the appropriate range of temperatures for the safe use of stones.
  • Describe the motions used when incorporating hot stones in a massage.
  • Identify the contraindications for hot stone therapy.

This course is presented for educational purposes only. It was developed and marketed specifically for massage therapists that are required to obtain continuing education hours for licensing purposes. The author is not giving medical, legal or other professional advice.

This course is classified as “Cognitive” learning, meaning that there is no hands-on portion.