Our Online Hot Stone Massage Course will teach you the effective and healing massage that is used by many as a treatment for a variety of ailments, both mental and physical. Not only will you learn how to competently perform the treatment adhering to your client’s specific needs, you will also learn its history in relieving muscle-tension and the purpose and benefits of using hot stones within massage therapy. You will also learn the theoretical knowledge and safety procedures involved in practising these treatments to an industry-standard.
Fully accredited by IPHM to allow you to gain insurance to work from home or mobile upon completion!
Study from the comfort and convenience of home, with an experienced course tutor on-hand to help by email. Ideal for those who wish to learn treatments for personal interest or to provide pampering to friends, family and clients.
IPHM Accredited Course. Recognised & Insurable through:
The majority of our online courses are accredited by IPHM (International Practioners of Holistic Medicine). All are accepted by leading insurer’s including Insync, Radius and many others. Accreditation means the certificate you receive is well recognised within the beauty industry and will allow you to gain insurance to work from home or mobile.
Online courses are ideal for anyone, of any age, gender or background who wishes to learn a new skill from the comfort and convenience of home. Our Online courses are suitable for complete beginners and no previous knowledge of beauty is required as the courses cover all aspects of the treatment process including health & safety, consultation and client care to enable you to perform treatments to industry standard.
The Online courses are designed to work seamlessly with PCs, laptops and most mobile devices including tablets and smart phones so you can study at your own pace, wherever you may be. Easy to follow online study materials are provided along with video tutorials filmed with professional therapists making learning engaging and straightforward. Following completion of the multiple-choice theory assignments and a small number of case studies provided to friends or family at home, you will achieve your certificate accredited by IPHM recognising your learning and achievement. You can then gain insurance to work from home or mobile delivering your treatments.
Free access is available by email to our in-house expert Support team, throughout your studies and beyond.
There are NO TIME LIMITS – study at your own pace, work as slowly or quickly as you need through the learning resources and practising your treatments to ensure you feel fully confident. All students have 8 weeks from the date of booking to access the Online Student Portal where you can access the comprehensive course materials including training manuals, video tutorials and the online multiple choice assignments. This can be extended as needed, just drop us an email and let us know how you’re progressing. You have access to our in-house Support team by email or telephone throughout your studies and beyond. Most students complete their Online courses within a few weeks; however just work through at your own pace and enjoy your learning with no pressure.
Please note: Once your certificate has been issued all work submitted will be destroyed. We do not keep students portfolios for Online courses.
Our Student Portal is entirely online based and can be accessed quickly and easily from any mobile device connected to the internet including smart phones, tablets, laptops & PCs. It can be accessed at any time, anywhere in the world so you can work through the course at a pace to suit you, around any existing commitments you may have.
You will be sent login details to access our Online Student Portal as soon as your bookings is processed. You will be guided through your online course so you are clear what is required at each stage. You will work through the comprehensive study materials online at your own pace; including training manuals, video tutorials and multiple choice tests to help demonstrate your understanding. You must achieve 70% on each online theory test but can retake the tests as many times as you need. You will need to complete a small number of treatments at home on friends or family and submit evidence of these treatments to complete your course. This is approximately 3-6 treatments depending on the course, although we recommend you complete as many treatments as you need to build your confidence before submitting your practical assignment. You will need basic products and tools at home to complete these treatments so we recommend the purchase of a starter kit. Once all assignments are complete, you will receive your certificate by email. We also highly recommend the purchase of Student Insurance to cover you during your studies.
You will need to have basic products/tools to allow you to complete a small number of treatments on friends and family. You will submit evidence of these treatments towards achieving your certificate. A small selection of starter kits are available to purchase online through The Beauty Academy. Alternatively you can purchase products or kits from your chosen supplier.
If purchasing a starter kit at the same time as your online course through our website, you’ll automatically be given at 10% discount on the kit price! Simply add the optional starter kit from the drop down option when on the relevant online course page to receive the discounted price. Discount cannot be applied when buying kits on their own or retrospectively.
It is quick, easy and secure to book onto any of our online courses through our website. Once we have processed your booking, you will receive a confirmation email providing your login details for the Student Portal allowing you to begin learning!
Face to face training is not required to achieve the certificate or to obtain insurance through our scheme. Our Online courses are very comprehensive and ensure you will learn best practice and acquire the skills required to deliver treatments to an industry standard so you are fully supported to achieve the certificate through distance learning only. However, if at any time during your studies or within 12 weeks following completion of your online course, you feel you would benefit from attending some face to face training*; we are happy to arrange this for £150 per day required. Subject to availability, training sessions run across our training centres with attendance from 10.00am – 4.00pm and would be provided on set dates from our training schedule(s).
*This option is only available for selected courses. We do not offer a face to face option for all online courses. Others are provided only at selected centres. If face to face training is an option you are considering, please contact our team to discuss this before enrolling for an Online course, to ensure you begin the best training route for you.
- You can study online anytime or anywhere using most mobile devices
- You can study at your own pace around other commitments you may have, such as childcare or long working hours
- Ideal for those who do not live local to one of our 10 training centres
- Ideal for those who would prefer to study over a longer duration, at their own pace with time to reflect and revisit any aspects as you prefer
- Online courses can be studied either instead of attending our face to face intensive training courses or in addition to face to face training courses as additional learning support
- Option to arrange a face to face training session at 1 of our 10 training centres, is available for £150 per day for those who feel they would benefit from further tuition, guidance and feedback in person from a professional tutor (selected courses only, subject to availability)
- Following completion of our Online courses, you can gain insurance to work from home or mobile. Learn more here about insurance scheme for Online courses
What this Online (Home-study) course covers
- Health, safety & hygiene
- Consultation techniques
- History of hot stone massage
- Physical effects & benefits of the treatment
- Techniques & Procedure for performing hot stone massage treatments
- Aftercare advice
Hot stone therapy uses heated-stone placement to relax and heat the body, allowing the therapist to work deeper into the muscles to relieve tension. Using a range of hot volcanic basalt stones, you will learn how to provide a deeply relaxing treatment which works on a mental, physical and spiritual level for your clients. The combination of heat and deep pressure results in relief of muscular tension, with minimal effort from the therapist, and this consequently can diffuse aches and pains. You will learn the important health, safety and consultation considerations to ensure you are able to deliver industry standard treatments that meet the specific therapeutic needs of a wide range of individuals.
When you have successfully completed your training course(s), you will receive a certificate issued by The Beauty Academy recognising your achievement on the Online course. These are great to support applications for further training courses, entering employment or indeed may be considered CPD for existing therapists.
You should purchase our student insurance policy (£20) while studying and then our professional insurance package (£70) before you offer treatments to paying clients. Remember to follow closely what you have learned on your course and to always adhere to best practice. You can find out more and purchase insurance online by visiting the page for Information on Insurance Scheme for Online courses.
The online courses are an excellent starting point for those who have a passion for beauty and wish to learn new skills. Completion of the online courses will equip you with the essential knowledge and skills to provide pampering on yourself and also to friends, family and paying clients. To ensure you will be eligible to gain insurance covering you to provide Hot Stone Massage treatments to paying clients, it is recommended that you complete or have completed a training course in Body Massage such as our Express Body Massage, Spa Body Massage or Online Body Massage course.
We recommend all students purchase Student Insurance while studying their Online course. This is available for just £20 (plus tax) and covers you while practising your treatments on friends and family. This can be purchased securely online directly from Radius Insurance.
Upon successful completion of your online course, you will be issued with a certificate from The Beauty Academy which is recognised by Radius, the leading provider of professional beauty insurance. This will allow you to gain Therapist Insurance for just £70 (plus tax) to cover you when working from home or mobile providing your treatments. Find out more at our Insurance for Online Courses
Our online courses have been designed following over 25 years experience in delivering private beauty training. We understand the requirements of our students and online courses are delivered in an easy to follow way, accessible on your computer or mobile device.
Comprehensive course manuals written to the highest industry standards accompanied by video tutorials produced with our professional tutors allow you to develop the required knowledge and skills to be successful within beauty.
Our in-house Support team is available through your studies and beyond.