Hot Stone Massage

Toms River Campus – May 30, 2024 • 9AM-5PM
West New York Campus – 2024 Dates TBD • 9AM-5PM
Presented by Mary Adams, LMT, CYT, CLT

This course on Hot Stones will educate LMT’s on how to safely use these tools and incorporate them into their practices. Having hot stones as a tool to add to services not only will increase revenue but will also open the door to a number of ways you can use them and enhance your services. 

As the heat penetrates the muscles, they relax allowing the therapeutic benefits to extend much deeper than manual manipulation of the soft tissue will do alone. The heat of the stones penetrates to the deeper layers of muscle leaving clients feeling relaxed and loose. You will learn benefits, indications, contraindications and modifications. 

Registrants should come dressed in comfortable clothes and be prepared to both give and receive hot stone massage. Students need to bring massage oil as the preferred lubricant for hot stone massage, and bring their own linens, blankets and massage supplies plus several bath and hand towels for use in the classroom. The school will supply massage tables, bolsters, stools and hot stone pots for use in the classroom. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. LMTs will learn the benefits of hot stone.

  2. LMTs will learn the contraindications of hot stone.

  3. LMTs will develop the skills and techniques for administering hot stone massage.

  4. LMTs will learn to set up the equipment and what supplies are needed. 

  5. LMTs will learn how to properly clean and disinfect the materials. 

  6. LMTs will be taught methods to hold and use stones as well as how to incorporate them into their sessions. 

  7. LMTs will learn important details like temperature management, client intake, and safety precautions.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. LMT will have a complete understanding of the benefits of hot stones and what they are used for.

  2. LMT will understand the importance of client intake and vetting clients for contraindications. 

  3. LMT will understand how to safely administer massage while incorporating hot stones. 

  4. LMT will know how to identify if clients are contraindicated for hot stones.

  5. LMT will be able to list and demo the techniques used in hot stone massage.

  6. LMT will know how to set up, use, and clean their supplies.

  7. Students will be proficient in applying hot stones in therapeutic and deep tissue massage. 

Course Outline:

1 Day (7 CE hrs)


9:00 – 9:15 (15 min.) - Introduction of course, instructor and participants. Overview of goals and intentions of the class.

9:15 – 9:50 (35 min.) Lecture:  Discuss what is hot stone massage, what supplies are needed, and the benefits.

9:50 - 10:00 (10 mins) BREAK



10:00 -10:50 (50 min.) Lecture: Safety considerations of temperature management, and sanitation protocols. 

10:50 – 11:00 (10 min.) BREAK

HOUR 3 - 4.5:

11:00 – 11:50 (50 min.) Lecture: Discuss the contraindications of hot stone massage

11:50 – 12:50 (60 min.) LUNCH BREAK

12:50 - 1:35 (45 min.) LAB: Demonstration - The techniques on how to incorporate hot stones into Swedish and Deep Tissue massage. 

HOURS 4.5 - 6.5:

1:35 - 1:45 (10 min.) BREAK

1:45 – 3:05 (80 min.) LAB: Students Partner up and one student practices techniques on the other - 80 min sequence with instruction

3:05 – 3:20 (20 min.) BREAK / Clean stones and get ready for second group

HOURS 6.5 - 8:

3:20 – 4:40 (80 min.) LAB: Partner Exchange - Students Partner up and one student practices techniques on the other - 85 min sequence with instruction

4:40 – 5:00 (20 min.) Q & A, Cleanup, Surveys and presentation of Certificates of Completion

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  • Presented by Mary H. Adams, LMT, CYT
  • 7 CEs for LMTs
  • $195 per person; Registration & payment received one week prior to start of class
  • Late registration fee afterward if space allows = $220
  • Does not include set of stones. Hot stones may be purchased in our retail shop.
  • Does not include: kits, sheets, lotions or creams. Supplies can be purchased separately in our retail shop or you can bring your set if you already have one.