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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 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.