York College

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Beauticians and related occupations

Up to £31,000

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Hairdressing and beauty salon managers and proprietors

Up to £27,000

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Hairdressers and barbers

Up to £30,000

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Who is this course aimed at?

This is a great course for those who are wanting to learn of the benefits of stone massage. This is a short course that will result in a York College certificate of attendance.

Overview of the course

The York College in-house Hot Stone Massage qualification provides learners with the knowledge of the principles and practices of Stone Therapy face and body massage as practiced in industry.

This one-day workshop will introduce you to the history of Stone Therapy as well as health, safety and hygiene, following industry guidelines.

You will learn about the benefits and techniques of Stone Therapy treatments using a variety of specialised stones, which will provide a totally new experience for yourself and your clients.

Entry Requirements

Whilst no formal qualifications are required a previous experience in massage is desired.

Dates and Times

The 2021/22 academic year start dates are being finalised, applications/pre-enrolments for this course will open around May, please check our website around this time and apply/pre-enrol online. If you have any questions in the meantime please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course Length

1 day.

Course Modules/units

  • Stone Therapy history
  • Health, safety and hygiene
  • Types of stones used
  • Stone placements
  • Benefits and effects of Stone Therapy massage
  • Contra-indications/contra-actions
  • Chakras
  • Stone Therapy application

Teaching Method(s)

The tutor will provide a simple introduction, explaining the history, benefits and contra indications. Following a demonstration, students will then work in pairs to both provide and receive a stone massage.


After introducing the stones used in treatments to gain familiarity, and following a practical demonstration by the tutor, therapists will practice in turn on other students to fully complete a Stone Therapy massage treatment. Students who complete all tasks will receive a York College certificate.



Additional costs

Whilst there are no additional costs, students are encouraged to wear black trousers and top (it is important that these are comfortable and non-revealing). Flat shoes, that fully support the foot are essential.

Reasons to choose this course

York College have 2 large fully equipped Hairdressing salons, an inviting commercial salon reception, 3 Media Make up workshops and 2 Beauty Therapy salons. Adult learners will have access to professional products and equipment (including Loreal and Eve Taylor) and will also have the opportunity to join in any with any day time extracurricular activities should they wish to do so. This could include competition work and additional product training.

Skills you will develop

Students will also develop communication techniques, interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as a team.

Course progression

NVQ 3 Certificate in Body Massage.

Career progression

N/A – this is a fun course

About the course tutors

All our teachers are fully qualified with up to date experience in industry.



Contact Us

If you would like to enrol, you can do so via our Enrol Now page.

If you have any further questions about York College please email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk or call (01904) 770770.

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