Hot Stone Massage

Qualification: Diploma / VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Stone Therapy Massage
Prerequisites: Full Body Massage qualification is required
Locations: Kent,Essex,London,East Sussex
Price (excl. VAT): £150.00 (VRQ upgrade available)
Deposit Option: £50
Duration: 1 Day Course (Practical completed at School - Theory online)
Class Size: 4 to 8 (site dependent)
Kit: (excl. VAT)£194.29
Description: This is a comprehensive and intensive course covering the delivery of a Hot Stones body massage to your clients to make them feel relaxed and revitalised.

Schedule: See availability


A Full Body Massage qualification is required before attending this course.

This is a comprehensive and intensive course covering the delivery of a Hot and Cold Stones treatment. You will learn how to correctly place stones, incorporate stones into your massage and balance the body with chakra stones.

Once you book your place you will receive a booking confirmation containing your online account details so you can start the course straight away. This will enable you to start learning the theory at your own pace, and prepare you for the practical day at the School.  We have a high success rate for students, so rest assured that we will provide you with all the support you need to pass your diploma/VRQ. Our course is accredited by the beauty guild making it an insurable certificate which allows you to use this treatment on the general public and charge for this therapy. This course is open to complete beginners or existing therapists, no previous experience required to attend.

Learning outcomes

  • Salon Safety & Hygiene
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Effects of Massage
  • Massage Movements/routines
  • Demonstration of a Hot Stones massage
  • Client Consultation
  • Contra Indications
  • Contra actions
  • Homecare / aftercare
  • Practical

Evidence requirements

  • You must be able to demonstrate a client consultation
  • Carry out a hot stone massage
  • Complete theory online prior to attending practical day


Where does the training take place?

Training for all courses takes place at our Beauty Schools based in either:

Chatham, Kent

Rainham, Essex

Docklands, London

New Haven, Brighton

We provide students with access to our online  training area before they attend the school. We find by doing this they are able to complete the theory in their own time and are able to absorb more information. This also means we have more time for practical, which then allows the tutor to demonstrate best practices as well as answer any  Q & A’s.

What’s the difference between a diploma and a NVQ/VRQ qualification?

The really depends on what your looking to do, if your looking to treat friends, go mobile or run your business from home then we’d recommend a diploma by the Beauty Guild. However, if you were looking to work in a Salon or Spa most would require you to have an NVQ/VRQ qualification.

If you decide on the NVQ/VRQ qualification you'll also be required to attend an additional day for assessment, further to this you'll automatically receive a diploma qualification. More information will be given to you during your practical day at the School.

The upgrade will cost £130 (£220 for Full Body Massage, Microdermabrasion, Reflexology and Facial Electrotherapy), and is available during checkout.

Can I upgrade my diploma to an NVQ at a later date?

Yes, you’ll have the option to do this. You’ll have to pay the additional fee (see above) for the upgrade, and we’ll then provide you with all the additional material to pass your NVQ qualification. We’ll then schedule in your assessment day at the school.

What if I cancel my course, will I get a refund?

It will depend on the circumstances surrounding the cancellation and the notice given(see T&C for more details). In the instance that a refund is requested due to illness, medical notification will be required. Unfortunately we are unable to give a refund if the online theory has been accessed/completed.

Will I be required to do any home study?

Yes. As well as doing the online theory at your own pace, students will find that by practising at home AFTER you have taken the course, performing approximately 6 -8 treatments, they will achieve more confidence in doing treatments.

How many students are there in a class?

We believe in keeping the class sizes small, so students have more one 2 one time with our tutors. Our normal class size is 4 to 8.

Will I need to bring a model?

Please see below for any course specific requirements regarding models as some courses DO REQUIRE models.

In most cases, no models are required; students will work on each other for the practical element. However, if you feel more comfortable bringing your own model for the beauty course just let us know in advance via email. Failure to inform us that you are bringing a model could result in your course being cancelled without refund. If the course has an uneven number of students, you may be asked to bring your own model however you will be contacted by admin to discuss this. 

Can I purchase the website starter pack with this course?

Yes, during checkout you will be given the option to purchase.  For more information please click here.

Will I need to bring anything?

No, everything will be provided for you on the course. However some students find it beneficial to bring a pen and paper to make notes.

Is the Course accredited?

Our courses are approved and accredited by The Guild of Beauty Therapists (Diploma) and VTCT (VRQ). This does not apply to Workshops.

When will I get my certificate?

Online theory must be completed and students must meet the standards required by UK Beauty Schools before diploma certificates can be issued. If standards are not met you will be offerred 1 free retake, if more training required this would be chargeable. NVQ certificates are issued by the awarding body. Diploma certificates will be posted from Head Office within 7 days after the course.

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Please read our Price Guarantee Terms & Conditions, they can be found here.

Kit Contents

Hot Stones Massage Diploma kit from College Kits Direct includes:

- 1 x Kaeso Grapeseed Oil 100ml

- 1 x Kaeso Massage Sorbet Body Massage Cream 450ml

- 1 x Kaeso Sweet Almond Oil 100ml

- 1 x Chakra Set

- 1 x Cold Stone Marble Set

- 1 x Hot Stone Heater 6 Quart

- 1 x Hot Stone Basalt 45 Piece Stone Set



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