FHT Diploma Hot Stone Massage Training Course    

Please note: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic we are changing the way we deliver the theoretical aspect of some of our courses. We will host virtual classrooms in order to deliver our same great standard of training whilst reducing the amount of face to face contact. Your training and safety is our Priority.     

This FHT Diploma in Hot Stone Massage is a must for all massage therapists who want to extend their skills, offer clients a wonderfully relaxing, effective and deep massage whilst preventing tiring and injury to themselves.The ancient healing of the hot stone massage has been used for thousands of years worldwide by healers, the Tibetan monks and the American Indians to name a few. It involves the application of heated basalt stones of varying sizes to key points on the body, giving a deep massage and creating sensations of comfort and warm. The direct heat relaxes the muscles, allowing manipulation of a greater intensity than regular massage. Some say one stroke of a stone is equivalent to eight of the hand and many clients that try it never go back to traditional massage.

Following the Course You Will:

- Be qualified to perform and charge for hot stone massage
- Gain professional insurance and membership with FHT
- Offer client's a wider range of treatments
- Provide a deep tissue massage with no strain to the therapist
- Be able to charge more as hot stone massage is specialised
- Have skills, knowledge & confidence to offer treatment to a wider audience,                        sports clubs, health centres etc...

Course Content

The History, Origins and development of Hot Stone Massage

- Effects and Benefits

- which stones to use and why

- Health, Safety, Sterilisation and Hygienic practice
- Preparation
- Consultation Skills
- Contraindications & Contra-actions
- A range of traditional massage movements & techniques
- Methods of Adaption
- Aftercare/Home care Advice
- Professionalism, ethics, referrals and legislation
- Practical Tuition, Guidance and Support throughout the course
- This course focuses mostly on the practical aspect

Entry Requirement

All candidates are required to hold a level 3 Massage Qualification as a prerequisite. Pre-course reading materials will be sent out to you just before the course.

Course Duration

1 Day + Case studies.

Examination Process

Continual assessments takes place during the programme to assess practical skills and 9 case studies need to be completed (3 clients x 3 treatments) post course to assess knowledge gained during the course in line with our expectations and standards.

Qualification Attained

On successful completion of the course Candidates will receive a certificate which is accredited by the FHT and Associated Beauty Therapists ( ABT/BALENS).

You will need a kit at home to perform your case studies,  we can supply or recommend suppliers to you. All kits are supplied during training.

Save ££££££ on training, travel and accommodation costs as well as time with our unique in-house training service, let us come to you! If there are four or more therapists wanting to learn any of our therapies contact us via the enquiry form and tell us your requirements and we will contact you with the best possible price and dates. Due to our increasingly busy schedule please allow four weeks notice. Interested? Contact us here.

N.B. Please note Infinity Training Academy is a private training provider although classes do not run on bank holidays they may be scheduled to run within school holidays so please check and plan before enrolling and committing to a course. Infinity Training Academy cannot be held responsible as this is highlighted in our 'Terms and Conditions' which all candidates must read and agree to abide by before enrolment.


Training will take place at our beautiful training academy in Melbourne, Derbyshire. Location, travel and accommodation information will be sent to you following enrolment.

To book a course please complete the on-line booking form or to ask any questions please Call Sue on 07971987940. We look forward to welcoming you onto our courses.


upcoming dates


Sun 18th October



Sat 16th Jan

Can't attend these dates?

Look at our 1-2-1 training.

Price (one day course)

£150.00 Fee includes tuition, assessment & Certification with FHT.


I would just like to say how wonderful my training at infinity training was,I recently took part in a Hot Stone Massage training, I found the training to be of a very high standard. Sue was very professional and not only was she extremely knowledgeable in her subject but was excellent in getting it across to the group. The training was done in a very friendly and relaxed environment and I found the size of the group was perfect.
I thoroughly enjoyed the training and look forward to doing further training in the future.  I would highly recommend this training to anyone.
Christina, Derby.