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Hot Stone Massage Course

Hot Stone Massage

The Angel Academy's hot stone massage course is the best!

Duration

The course last two days, usually on a weekend, so you dont have to take time out of your busy week!

Dates and Costs

The course costs 499 and you get your own stone set and stone tank to take home with you. Cost without stones and tank is 299. We take payment via PayPal or cash.

Please see below our list of upcoming courses. Click on the course for further information, request a call or email regarding the course or book now!

CourseDaysDatesCost
Hot Stone Massage227/12/201728/12/2017399 InfoEnquireBook!
Hot Stone Massage222/01/201823/01/2018399 InfoEnquireBook!
Hot Stone Massage219/02/201820/02/2018299 InfoEnquireBook!
Hot Stone Massage25/03/20186/03/2018399 InfoEnquireBook!
Hot Stone Massage219/04/201820/04/2018329 InfoEnquireBook!
Hot Stone Massage221/05/201822/05/2018399 InfoEnquireBook!

Hot Stone Massage is an ancient treatment which involves both the Placement Of Stones and the Application and Massage using them. They are a brilliant aid for the Therapist to work deeply on a client without any trauma to their hands. One stone massage stroke is equivalent to 10 normal massage strokes.

The physical and spiritual well-being induced by the stones is amazing. The treatment is a lovely one to give that brings immediate benefits.

The History Of Hot Stone Massage:

Stones of all kinds have been used through the centuries for therapeutic purposes by all cultures. The Native American Indians, Hawaiian Tribes, Egyptians all believe in the healing power of stones. The Russians have a black stone bath tradition where they lay on stones in the bath, The Cowboys used to place heated stones from their fire under their bedding for warmth, the Chinese in 1500 BC used heated stones to warm tired muscles and Japanese monks use a heated belly stone to nurture the stomach after a meal. Stones then, combined with Thermotherapy (heat), make for a very powerful treatment indeed.

A very powerful massage tool, the stones give you the ability to penetrate deeper than is possible with a human hand. One massage stroke with a stone is usually equivalent to five with the hand, and in the long run, this is good news for the masseuse. Repetitive strain injury, arthritis and tendonitis are all the things that a deep tissue masseuse can look forward to in later years if they do a lot of massages.

Known as a Cardio Vascular work out for the circulatory system, Hot Stone Massage works the body in a similar way to doing a two hour high impact work out in the Gym. For those not capable of exercise, a Hot Stone treatment provides them with the perfect solution, working tissues, loosening muscles, increasing blood circulation and eliminating waste products.

During the treatment when stones are placed onto the body to nurture the client, the therapist will then perform a massage using heated stones in her hands. This induces a meditative and contemplative state where the warmth of the stones produces a sedative effect. The Hot Stones seem to connect the energy meridians together in order to rebalance the physical body and the emotional.

The use of extremes of temperature has been scientifically proven to be beneficial to the body. Having a hot shower followed by a cold shower is known to kick start the metabolism. A hot water bottle helps aches and pains as does an ice pack for muscle trauma.

The use of Cold Marble stones to complete a treatment will promote speedy lymph drainage and revitalise the client. As you use frozen stones, the body begins to internally heat itself to get back to the state of homeostasis.

Massage Techniques

Effleurage

This massage move is used at the beginning and end of a massage and usually joins other moves together throughout. It is a long, slow rhythmic move that introduces massage to the client and relaxes their muscles in preparation for more deeper moves. The pressure should always be firm on the upward stroke and lighten upon the return.

Petrissage

This movement is normally applied with the fingers and balls of the thumbs, and is a deeper move that lifts muscle away from bone, helping contracted muscle to relax.

Percussion

A series of deep, penetrative moves called Hacking, Cupping, Pounding and Plucking. Theses moves are delivered to deeply stimulate muscle fibres and the increase of blood circulation.

Trigger Point Tapping

One stone is held on the area of tension or a knot and nodule. The other stone is used to tap the top of the other stone in order to disperse the fluid toward the bone.

The benefits of Hot Stone Massage are countless and range from physical to psychological. It can aid relaxation, depression, anxiety and insomnia to physical benefits such as:

  • Aches and Pains
  • Swollen Muscle and Joint Pains
  • Aids Blood Circulation
  • Stimulates the Lymphatic system to eliminate waste
  • It can help relieve pain
  • Improve Bodily Functions
  • Helps to maintain health and well-being

Hot Stone Massage Videos

The following video shows the hot stone massage moves with the client in the supine, or face up position

The following video shows the hot stone massage moves with the client in the prone, or face down position

Two Day Course in Hot Stone Massage

This informal and structured Massage Day Course will teach a variety of massage moves which can be used effectively on your friends and family to help them maintain good health. Performed on massage couches, each student will receive guidance on how to effectively hold and work their stones using massage moves on different parts of the body. Instruction will be given in order for a student to effectively perform a 60 minute massage routine. Stone tanks will be heated, and cleansing techniques given.

There will be plenty of time for each student to experience the benefits of Hot Stone Massage, and further instruction will be given on how to adapt treatments to cater for every need. Stones can also be used during a range of treatments such as Facials, Pedicure, Reflexology and other form of massage too. This gives such an incredible range of uses for the stones and their heated tank.

The Angel Academy prides itself on always a 100% pass rate for all of its courses since 2003. Classes are kept relatively small so that the tuition can always be of the highest standard. Over the years, all manner of student has come to the Angel Academy from Celebrity to Supermodel to Housewife to Career person looking for a way to relax from the every-day stress and strains that life presents them with.

How does it help?

  • It de-stresses the body restoring the body to a natural, relaxed state
  • It breaks down stubborn knots and muscle fibres
  • Improves circulation, blood flow, elimination of waste, helps arthritic conditions
  • Eases aches and pains, including menstrual cramps and pains
  • Promotes positive thinking, aid insomnia, boosts energy levels
  • Connects us to our inner being, mind, body and soul

To prepare students for certification in hot stone massage.

Certification

A BABTAC certificate is provided with an option to upgrade to an VTCT Level 3 accreditation for 149.

Pre-Requisites

What are the pre-requisites for attending this course. There may be none!

What You Need To Bring

What you need to bring along to the course. Towels, creams, oils, lunch!

What We Provide

What provide - hot stone tanks for practising with.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Will my normal massage insurance cover me for hot stone massage?

A. You will need to check this with your insurance provider.

Q. Is the hot stone tank portable?

A. It is, but not with water and stones in it!

Q. Can I buy additional stones from you?

A. Yes you can! Contact us and we can arrange delivery.

Hot Stone Kits available on request

Hot Stone Massage - Tank & Stones

Duration

The course last two days, usually on a weekend, so you dont have to take time out of your busy week!

Dates and Costs

The course costs 499 and you get your own stone set and stone tank to take home with you. Cost without stones and tank is 299. We take payment via PayPal or cash.

Please see below our list of upcoming courses. Click on the course for further information, request a call or email regarding the course or book now!

CourseDaysDatesCost
Hot Stone Massage227/12/201728/12/2017399 InfoEnquireBook!
Hot Stone Massage222/01/201823/01/2018399 InfoEnquireBook!
Hot Stone Massage219/02/201820/02/2018299 InfoEnquireBook!
Hot Stone Massage25/03/20186/03/2018399 InfoEnquireBook!
Hot Stone Massage219/04/201820/04/2018329 InfoEnquireBook!
Hot Stone Massage221/05/201822/05/2018399 InfoEnquireBook!
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