Therapeutic Hot Stone Online Course

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The course content should take 3.5 hours to read through and understand.

The Case Studies will take 4.5 hours of hands-on time to complete.

After taking this course you will have:

  • A history of Hot Stones
  • A knowledge of stone use in modern therapies
  • A Step-By-Step Treatment Protocol for the Back, and extremities.
  • The confidence to provide a relaxing and effective Hot Stone Massage treatment

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This course requires the completion of several Case Studies.

You will need to purchase your own Hot Stones, and Heater - information on where to purchase stones can be found in-course.

You do not need stones to start the course, but you cannot complete the case studies without them.


This course will give you a look into what a Therapeutic Hot Stone treatment looks like and the basics of preparing the patient. We review the science of heat applications, assessment protocols, and manual therapy techniques. The course assumes a working knowledge of Swedish Massage Therapy techniques and Anatomy, though at any time if clarification is needed, please reach out to your instructor.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

This course has been approved for CEU by the following organizations:

CMTNB....3.5 Cat A

MTANS.....3.5 Cat A

NHPC.... 3.5 Cat A

CMMOTA..... 3.5 Cat A (ceus only - message for clarification)

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Your Instructor

Joshua Fry
Joshua Fry

Joshua is a graduate of a 2,200 hour Massage Therapy program in 2012. Since then he has taken courses on Depression, Insomnia, and Anxiety in relation to Massage, Thai Hot Stem Facial Treatments along with Therapeutic Ultrasound, TENS, and Interferential Current treatments. He has taken courses on Athletic Taping, Sports First Responders, Movement Assessment, Neurological Assessments. He is a member in good standing through the Association of New Brunswick Massage Therapists (ANBMT), the College of New Brunswick Massage Therapists (CMTNB), and the Massage Therapists Association of Nova Scotia (MTANS).

Joshua has spent hundreds of hours working alongside elite-level athletes, grass-roots athletes, weekend warriors, and those who work in more sedentary settings.

He spends his time formulating courses to teach others, studying anatomy, movement, and how people perceive their bodies. Always learning, always sharing.

Joshua can be reached via E-mail: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have to complete the course?
There is no time limit on completing the course. Once you have completed the course-content, please proceed with the Case Studies instructions. Once all case studies are completed, you will be issued a certificate of completion.