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Stone Therapy Massage

Course Code: STM

Level: 3
Subject area: Complementary Therapies
Awarding body: VTCT
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: 6 weeks
When you'll study: Mondays and Tuesdays, 9.30am - 2.30pm

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About the course

Would you like to train as a holistic therapist or complete a stone massage course at City College Plymouth? This VTCT Certificate in Stone Therapy Massage is an ancient holistic treatment which uses both hot volcanic and cold marine stones to promote deep relaxation, re-balance energy and stimulate the body’s systems. It allows the therapist to work more intensely and with more efficiency than other massages without placing strain on their hands. This is an advanced qualification that will equip you with a range of specialist skills and knowledge required for working in the beauty or complementary therapies sector. You will learn to execute stone therapy techniques, study theories and gain underpinning knowledge.

What you'll learn

This course will equip you with the practical skills to become a competent stone therapist. It comprises theory, practical and assessment sessions and requires you to undertake a commitment to complete some theory home study. You will learn:

  • how to provide stone therapy
  • anatomy and physiology
  • client care and communication
  • health and safety aspects
Entry requirements

You complete this course, you will need:

  • Level 2 Beauty Therapy
  • Level 2 Anatomy and Physiology
  • Level 3 Body Massage
  • relevant industry experience
  • 5 GCSEs, A-C or 4-9 including science, maths and English or equivalent (adult applicant may be exempt from this requirement).

Students will need to demonstrate enthusiasm and interest in the subject.


Students will be assessed on two externally set and moderated theory exams, four internally marked practical observations and an assignment portfolio.

What's next?

This course will assist you in gaining employment in the beauty therapy industry.

You may also wish to progress on to a Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology, a Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy or a Level 3 Certificate in Indian Head Massage.


Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.


Course Code: STM

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: £900

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
19 - 23 D(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ D

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.