In this course, the student will learn how to perform a hot stone massage. In order to do this, he or she must first learn the indications and contraindications of hot stone massage and the therapeutic benefits. In addition, the student will learn some history of hot stone therapy. Finally, the student will complete a hands-on hot stone massage. There will also be a written exam.
Students will explore the history, indications/contraindications and therapeutic benefits of hot stone massage, preparing them to complete a hands-on massage and written exam at the end of the course.
Course content is broken into three segments:
- Instructor demo
- Student practice/exchange
Learn how to perform a hot stone massage
Learn the indications and contraindications of hot stone massage
Learn the therapeutic benefits of hot stone massage
Complete a hands-on, 90-minute hot stone massage and final written exam
Students must bring three-to-five hand towels and one set of table linens to class.