Massage Therapy CEs | Massage Concepts and Techniques
Hot Stone Massage
Massage Therapy CEUs awarded: 10
Course classification: Kinesthetic (course materials teach specific techniques to use on clients during a massage therapy session.)
Approved by: Institute of Somatic Therapy (Judith Koch) is approved by the NCBTMB (Provider #280672-00) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Institute of Somatic Therapy is approved by Florida (#MCE-326), and New York (#0019). Our courses are also valid for AMTA, ABMP, and most individual states. Some states limit how many hours can be done online or by home study. Please refer to our State Guidelines section for specific information about your state. Laws can and do change, and your state will hold you responsible for knowing the laws that apply to you.
Attention Florida and Georgia licensees: Institute of Somatic Therapy will automatically report your hours to CE Broker ONLY IF you have provided your license number in your online account with us. You can verify your license information by logging on to our website, and reviewing your account information. If your license is not shown there, please select “edit” to include it.
Tuition: $109.00 for online course materials and test. You also have the option to enroll in this course by mail. When doing so, you will recieve the hard copies of the course materials by mail, and you will still have instant access to the online version of the course. You will take the test online. Course materials will be mailed within 1 - 3 business days of enrollment. Mailed material consists of our student handout and our DVD. Any PDF files attached to the online course will not be included. You may print them yourself if you want a hard copy. This course also has links to online articles or videos that are best accessed through the online version of the course.
Testing: You complete your test online, and immediately upon passing, print your own certificate. To see how our online courses and testing work, we invite you to take our free sample course.
Instructor: Irene Rodriguez
View sample video: To see samples of video from this massage CEU course, as well as samples of some of our other online courses, visit our You Tube site at http://www.youtube.com/user/InstituteofST/videos
Course Description: Don't miss out on this wonderful modality. Our Director of Education regrets having waited so long to receive her first hot stone massage, and once she did, that was the only type of massage she wanted until temperatures got back into the triple digits.
By taking this online or home study massage therapy continuing education course, you will learn to provide a basic hot stone full body massage, plus cap it off with a bonus cold stone face massage. You will study the techniques, as well as sanitation and safety.
Disclaimer: Your state massage board will hold you responsible for knowing the laws that apply to you. Some states have enacted various restrictions around hot stone massage in an effort to legislate safety. The course content was not written to be specific to any one state, so there is a small chance that you may encounter bits of information here and there that may impact your actual practice. For example, we have been told that the State of Arizona does not allow a client to have a bare hot stone under them as they are lying on the table. One or more of the sample video clips may have a client lying back on a stone. In this instance, you would modify by either omitting that step, or by following what your state guideline may accept (an example might be to have a towel or other barrier between the stone and the client). With hot stone massage, or any other modality that we teach, we strongly advise that you refresh your memory as to any state-specific rules that will apply to you. We also strongly advise that you refresh your memory as to any insurance rules that your liability insurer may have regarding hot stone massage.
Recommendation on stones: Stones are NOT included with the course. You may wish to find your own stones in nature, or purchase stones from the supplier of your choice. When looking for a stone set, we recommend the following: one large (5" or greater diameter) abdomen stone; 8 fairly large (4" or so in diameter) stones for along the spine, under the shoulders and palms, etc; ten massaging stones (approxmiately 3" or whatever best fits the palm of your hand to rub on your client); and ten small stones for use between fingers and toes (optional). All of these stones should be black (to retain heat longer), flat (so your client can lay down on them comfortably when supine), and smooth (so they don't scratch). For the cold face massage you will want two eye stones (about 2", that will lay nicely in closed eye sockets), and five face stones, about 1 - 2 inches in diameter. These stones should be flat and smooth, and can be any color.
Here is a photo of a sample set arranged with the abdominal stone centered just below the 18 incher ruler, the eight spine stones around it, the ten massage stones below them, the eye and face stones in the lower left, and the toe stones in the lower right.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Are your online courses downloadable to my computer? You must be logged in on our website to view at least some of the course materials. Many of our courses do have downloadable files.
Will your online courses work on my phone, tablet, or other device? Yes. Since technology continues its rapid pace forward, it is impossible for us to provide a current and complete list of all devices on which our courses will work. We invite you to take our free sample course so that you can personally test if the online content and streaming video work on your device.
Can I print the online courses if I want a hard copy? Most browsers allow you to print screen shots of any web page you visit but often the formatting leaves much to be desired. If you prefer hard copies, you are much better off with the “by mail” version if that is available for the course you are taking.
Can I print the online test to work on it at my convenience? Yes. We provide a study guide with this course that has the test questions and answer choices. You can print it off and work on it as you study. When you are ready to take the test, you will log into the system and supply your answers to the test questions.
What happens if I fail the test? Do I have to pay again? No. If you happen to fail our test, you can continue to retest until you do pass at no additional charge.
Is online testing the only testing option you have available? If you enroll online, you will automatically be set up to take the online exam. If you prefer to have a paper test you can submit the study guide by following the instructions on the bottom of the study guide. There is a $20 fee for processing paper testing, which includes the premium, gold-embossed sealed certificate (online testers also have the option to purchase a premium certificate for $15).
Can I review the course materials after I’ve completed the test? Yes. Even after completing the online test, you will always have the option to log back in to access the course materials, print another certificate, or review your test results.
Do you report our course completions to the NCBTMB, ABMP, AMTA, or any other agencies? None of these agencies have a method for us to report to them on your behalf. They prefer that you provide the evidence of CEs that their renewal process details. The only agency to whom we report at this time is CE Broker for Florida and Georgia massage therapists.
If you are interested in this massage therapy CEU course, other courses that might be of interest to you are: Spa Fundamentals and Spa Techniques, Aromatherapy for Massage
To contact the Institute of Somatic Therapy about this or any other massage therapy CEU course, please go to the "contact" link above. Thank you.