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Hot Stone Massage
|Thu – Fri||Jan 27–28||9am – 5pm|
Temporary COVID-19 Restrictions
Procedures for in-person training:
Seminars for Health is implementing the Restrictions Exemption Program by Alberta Health Services. This program will have the following measures added to all in-person training:
To enter any in-person training, you must meet one of the following:
- Proof of vaccination to join the class with valid government-issued photo ID As of November 15, 2021, Seminars for Health will only accept vaccine QR codes by the mandate by the Alberta Government. Get your QR Code here. Alberta Covid Records
- Only fully vaccinated individuals will be admitted
- must be a vaccine approved in Canada
- Documentation of a medical exemption
- Proof of privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of service (tests from AHS or Alberta Precision Laboratories not allowed). Link for asymptomatic testing Alberta.
Additionally, SFH will implement the following in-person procedures
- Regular hand sanitizing
- Working with the same partner
- Mandatory masking
I took Lisa’s Hot Stone Therapy Course, which helped me more than expected. I already had practice with Hot Stone, having had every workplace I worked, taught me how they did their protocol; however, I’d never had an actual course. I knew how to handle the rocks well and created my massage technique. Then I took this course and learned much more than I knew before. Having used stones before, I had an advantage in the class because instead of learning how to handle the stones, I focused on the techniques used. We learned a style that I didn’t previously know on the first day. It focused on the treatment’s energy, flow, and balance. I loved the technique we learned for a full-body relaxation Hot Stone massage. On the second day, we went deeper and learned about cold stones and how stones could be used in a specialty treatment massage. This was intriguing because I previously did not know about stones for specific treatments. The consensus towards Hot Stone is that it is just a fluffy spa massage. Hot and cold stones on the body can be therapeutic since they create circulation in a more profound contrast treatment than hydrotherapy. So I would recommend this course to anyone interested in Stone therapy or interested in a different approach to therapeutic work. I found it beneficial to myself and my practice. I’ve used the new techniques already, and the results were terrific. My client was thrilled and had never had a Hot Stone treatment like it before. So she rebooked right away because she loved it so much. This course proves that Hot Stone Therapy Massage is more than just a fluffy spa treatment, and I’m very grateful I took it.
Become proficient in Hot Stone Therapy with this two-day in-person course providing a whole-body Hot Stone Therapy treatment. Learn how to use different stones (marble and basalt) with warm and cold applications targeting other body regions with flat and stone edges. You will learn Hot Stone therapy from a certified instructor with 25 yrs plus experience in the clinical and spa industries. Become skilled with Hot stone and be ready to work in clinical and spa environments providing superior Hot Stone therapy.
Please note: This course requires you to bring your hot stones and heater.
In this course, you will learn:
- A full-body technique of hot stone massage with alternating temperature stones
- How to safely and effectively handle the rocks
- Specific techniques using the stones, taking advantage of shapes and different stones
- Treat with a flow, energy, and balance treatment
- Uses of contrast temperatures in treatment
- Learn hydrotherapy principles
- Specific techniques of myofascial release using flat and edges of the hot stones.
- Mini treatments using hot and cold stones can be integrated into a regular massage routine or used on their own.
- Proficient in hot stone therapy
- Learn from a spa owner with over 25 years of experience.
I attended the Oncology Soft Tissue Manipulation Level 2 course in March 2020. It is a course that every massage therapist should take as 1 in 2 people are diagnosed with cancer sometime in their life. I wanted to be certified because I want to be able to continue treating all my clients in the event that they have cancer and know when to refer out. The course gave me the confidence to treat clients and the knowledge of what further information I need to collect to best treat clients safely. I appreciate the opportunity to practice the health intake process. I have used the information that I have gained in the course already in practice. The course has made me a more rounded, better therapist. There are principles that I have incorporated within my regular, non-oncology clientele. My regular clients have stated that how much more relaxed they have felt. The instructor Shirley is very approachable and knowledgeable about the subject. She made the content easy to understand. I no longer feel intimidated to help clients who have or have had cancer. Thanks, SFH and Shirley!