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Using basalt stones to massage you will carry out the correct techniques required for hot stone massage. Covered also is the health and safety aspects required within the working environment. This treatment is not only carried out by beauty therapists but also those working in the therapeutic field of massage.

Hot stone is typically carried out using Swedish massage movements and is knows both as a complementary therapy and a therapeutic treatment, as well as a holistic treatment. Basalt stones are  smooth in texture which are heated up to the correct temperature in a specialised stone heater. They are then used as a means of relaxation, soothing tired muscles and additionally for those therapeutic and sports therapy areas of massage when treating muscular tension and trigger point therapy. The heat penetrates the skin and underlying tissues including the fascia. This allows better depth of massage increasing blood circulation and help the body of waste products.

Here you will be observed following correct massage placement and techniques for a full body massage. On a holistic level the stones can be placed on specific points of the body which energetically balances the body and mind. This can be found covered more in depth in our VTCT level 3 Hot and Cold Stone Massage course.

Knowledge for prior learning will given to those enrolling on our ESA course. The more advanced course you will go beyond the basic massage covering aspects of pathological conditions for use as well as visiting the holistic aspects through the meridian placement.



COST - £199

Deposit - £50

Duration -  1 day, 10am - 3pm (students can return for further study)

Exam – is by observation only

Certification – You will be awarded the Erasure Skin Academy Diploma Hot stone massage

CPD points – 26


Entry and progression routes to further education courses – Other ESA courses, VTCT/NVQ level 2/3 beauty courses.


Student requirements – Students to wear suitable comfortable clothing. Long hair to be tied back. Students are required to be prompt to class.


The course runs over 1 day or as part of the Fastrack ESA Diploma in Holistic Treatments;

Dates on Enquiry

NOTE: Our flexible system allows us to run courses at times other than those listed, so please enquire about dates that are of interest to you. Please Enquire.


Course payments must be made in full before awarding the certificate can be fulfilled.

2 Payment options are available for courses. A payment agreement must be completed  and all relevant payments must be paid prior to course commencement. 

1 PAYMENT - Payment should be made before your selected course starts.

PAYMENT PLAN - Find out about option to Pay by Instalments

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