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Stone Massage

16 CE Hours - E565

Average rating based on the following evaluation questions:

  1. The presentation of the subject was clear and to the point.
  2. Content was interesting to me.
  3. I gained new knowledge.
  4. The materials held my attention.
  5. I can use this information in my practice.
  6. This program met my personal expectations.
  7. Overall quality of course content and materials were excellent.

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This dynamic stone massage home study program will help you gain new skills at your convenience. You will learn a complete, basic hot stone massage, a cool moonstone facial massage and six advanced restorative protocols covering a variety of dysfunctions. You will also discover various types of stones, textures and shapes; acquire evaluation skills so you can determine placement of stones; study how to trace each meridian to balance the body; and practice along with video demonstrations.

The video presentations, by instructor Carollanne Crichton, will demonstrate stone massage techniques and give a variety of close-up views detailing the work. The course manual gives specific explanations of the theory behind and techniques used to perform stone massage.

Prior to purchasing massage stones, the course manual will describe what to look for when selecting stones for stone massage either from stone suppliers or in nature.

Featured Reviews

Much more than I expected from an online continuing education course on hot stones! I learned about hot and cold stones, but also a basic lesson in geology and information about meridian/Ayurvedic principles and how to incorporate this knowledge. THANK YOU!!!

- Peggy (Mary) Ambler

I really loved this course. There was a lot of information that I did not know about stone massage, and I loved the emphasis on integrating Eastern modalities into the massage. Also, I had never heard of using cool and cold stones, so this was also great to learn. Great course!

- Patrick Mason

I really appreciate the deep tissue applications of stone massage through this course. I wasn't interested in just a spa-like, relaxation-based class. I was really impressed with this course and would suggest it to others. My clients will be very pleased with this new modality and will like that I can integrate these new techniques with my current deep tissue, therapeutic work.

- Carlie Williams

The information given through this course far exceeded my expectations. I have a better understanding of stone massage and can now articulate with confidence the purpose and benefits of this modality. I also purchased "Healing Stone Massage 2" and Iam amazed with all the other ways of using stones for Sports Massage, Pregnancy massage etc. I reccommend this dvd to anyone wanting to understand and learn the benefits of Stone massage.

- Randall Howard, LMT

I really enjoyed this course. And was glad a video was included the presenter seemed knowledgable and had plenty of experience. I would have liked a little more information on gathering stones. I am from landlocked Utah-mostly sandstone here :) Most of the places she discussed were upper coastal US both east and west. A little more description on how to locate stones.

- Tina Marie Cook, LMT, NCTMB

I already had a general understanding of stone massage from personal experience. I found the information about the geology of stones and how they affect physiology very interesting. Understanding how the stones work with the body greatly improves my respect for this modality.

- Sierra Patterson, LMT

WOW!!!!! This course has been the best class I have EVER taken. I am already certified in Hawaiian Lomi' ili' ili hot stone massage.... but this went WAAAAY beyond what I learned in this class, and also changed how I will heat my stones from now on. Plus, I thought I had all the stones I needed, but now it's clear to me that I will need a LOT more... and Carolanne's teaching in exactly what kinds of stones I need to look for is SO helpful! I really, REALLY appreciated her history and geology lessons. And I am so very much looking forward to combining this hot stone protocol with my polarity therapy, and the Spirit Massage course I just completed, as well as the Women and Massage. I think they all integrate together VERY well, and will allow me to create my own special niche in the town where I live. I am not aware of any other therapists offering these types of massage here, so I am very excited to be able to offer this to my community. Thanks so much!

- V. Morrigan Anderson, LMT

I really enjoyed this educational experience! It EXCEEDED my expectations! I had previously heard of "Hot Stone Massage" from various people... with mixed opinions of it. Coming from a more clinical background, I appreciated the "scientific"/geological information as a way to gain a better understanding of the stones and their application. Before I even finished reading the information for the first time, I was able to share some of the scientific information with my clients.

- J. Bauer, LMT, NCTMB, ABMP

I am thrilled with the potential that this modality has for my private practice. I am realizing that stones are a very powerful tool and can be used in so many settings such as post surgery, sports, pain management, meridian work and relaxation. I am totally hooked and can hardly wait to receive the stones I have ordered. This is extremely powerful and I am grateful to have come to this realization.

- A. Allen, LMT, NCTMB

This was an excellent course! I am so pleased! This is the best stone massage technique I have seen and I am excited to start using it. The material is very detailed and helpful. It teaches us foundational knowledge that we can apply to any client/conditions. It is not a "cookie cutter" session in which all sessions are the same. This is a true treatment, meant to be specifically tailored to each client and their needs. Thanks for such a wonderful course! I would enjoy an in person training with this instructor.

- Diane Burns, RMT

The stone message course was very helpful. Can't wait to get the rocks and start. I would love to have a place to purchase the recommended ones from the places they are found. Really enjoyed the course. Thank you.

- Brenda L. Johnson, LMT

I really enjoyed this course and learned a lot of new material on stone massage and the history of stone massage that I will be able to incorporate into my practice! Would highly recommend this course for anyone new to stone massage or someone that has used stone massage for years!

- Kimberly Heard, LMT

Love the course! I took my time and can't wait to add it to my massage practice. Excellent!!!

- Chantal Henry, LMT

I have watched many stone massage video over the years. This was the best ever. Clear about what stone massage is all about. It took it farther than I expected - meridian lines, stone composition. Loved it. I will watch this video several more times.

- Janet Diederichs, RMT

The videos were very detailed. I felt like I was right there watching the demonstration. The course reading material was not difficult to understand.

- Luisa Thompson, LMT

I truly enjoyed the Stone Massage course thoroughly. I wanted to learn this new modality out of pure interest and to satisfy my 36 Contact hours/ Continuing education credits for my registration renewal. I opted for the fully online version of the course and I was very satisfied with the included materials of the manual, instructional videos and the option to take the test online and print my certificate immediately at home upon course completion. The Stone Massage manual was very informative and well thought out and taught me about the theory behind thermotherapy and its origins and proper application with massage. The instructional videos were direct and concise with the directions along with stone placement and techniques used through out the massage. Before I ordered the course I went ahead and ordered a stone massage set along with a stone massage heater so I could practice at home immediately after learning the proper technique, protocol, contraindications and benefits. I highly recommend this course to any other Licensed Massage Therapists that are interested in learning stone massage.

- Jonathan Tejeda, LMT

The course was very interesting and helpful.

- Jiwon Lee

Loved this course! Was very interesting and learned a lot of new material both physical and educational to add in to my practices, thank you!

- Jennifer Cusmano

This is really great course, take your time read it carefully and you will enjoy it. I got a lot out of this course and will use all of the information in my practice.

- Tabitha Wilkins, LMT

I found this course very interesting and informative. I actually want to study more deeply into meridians and I have never had any interest before. Clear, interesting, and loved the video too.

- Leigh H. Grissom, LMT, NCTMB

This was a fantastic course, exceeded my expectations, and increased my interest in hot stone massage.

- Suzanne Newcome, LMT

Thank you! I love stones. This will be great for me and my clients.

- Tanya Heller, NCTMB

This was a fantastic course. There was so much information and it was presently really well. It was easy to learn. Thank you!

- Ann-Marie Mandile

The DVD was a great reinforcement to the material and I liked seeing it mapped out since I was not physically with a professor. This was a great course!!!

- Catherine DiChiaro, LMT

I really like the stone massage course. There is a lot of information outlined very nicely and concisely. A valuable collection of historical facts, massage sequences and science refresher course all rolled into one fabulous folder and DVD. Thanks!!!

- Skye Lin Walker, LMT, NCTMB

Finely researched and full of important stone massage information!

- Maria Mahl

Great course.

- Thomas Westran, LMT

I very much enjoyed the course and can not wait to add what I learned to my massages

- Kimberly Burtzel

Very informative and helpful.

- Patty Breon, LMT

The video was great. I loved how well it matched up with the text. It really brought the protocols to life. The information was very informative.

- Zachary Fischenich, LMT

I always enjoy your courses and this one did not dissapoint! Thanks again for a great class.

- Wendy Alley, LMT, NCTMB

It was a great course and very informative.

- Audrey Coston, CMT, NCTMB

I've been doing hot stone massage in my massage practice for several years and did learn some helpful hints to incorporate into my massage.

- Tom Pitman, LMT

This course was awesome and it's really going to help me in the future and it also broaden my look on all kinds of therapy I would like to consider learning. Thank you very much and I plan on taking many more courses from you guys.

- Peter Rodriguez, LMT, NCTMB

The course was intriguing and has added to my tools as a health professional.

- Jeremiah Feather, LMT

Great! I read and reread the material before taking the test, and will keep it as a valuable resource to refer to in the future.

- Catherine Klein, LMT

The video, course material and test were very well written and easy to follow. With my busy work schedule this at home course allowed me to take my time. I was able to take a couple hours each day over several days to read, review and watch video content which prepared me for the online test. Thank you for generating great material!

- Pamela Rose, LMBT, NCTMB

Keep up the good work!

- Caroline Acosta-Drake, LMP

I enjoyed this course very much and plan to pursue more continuing education here.

- Raelene Wilson, RMT

I found this massage to be highly detailed and informative. I have viewed other educational video programs for stone massage and they pale in comparison to your course. Thanks for a great educational tool.

- L. Harris, CMT, ABMP, IMA

This course was very informative and a true joy to take. I learned more things about stone massage than I thought possible. Thank you.

- T. Cardin, LMT, AMTA

Just a great course and loved the DVD that came with it. Lots of valuable information and this modality will be a great addition to my practice.

- C. Naeher, CMT

Great course! It was put in plain English, the demonstration of the modality was very clear and well done, and I found it both fascinating and educational. Highly recommend this course - very valuable information for any massage therapist.

- M. McCarty, LMT, ABMP


  • DVD - 80 minutes
  • Manual - 46 pages (available for shipment or online)
  • Multiple-choice test - if you prefer to test online please select the "test online" option
  • Certificate upon completion - if you prefer to print your certificate at home instantly, please select the online option

Display Certificates suitable for framing are available for $10 in addition to the certificate included with your tuition. Click here to order a Display Certificate.


The Institute is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Approved Provider 049478-00.

Credits also accepted by the AMTA, ABMP and NAHA.

For information regarding your specific state massage license requirements and approvals, visit our Massage Therapy Continuing Education Requirements page by clicking here.

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