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Green Tara Centre for Holistic & Spiritual Studies

Green Tara College,
Green Tara,
Navan, Co. Meath,
Tel: 046 90 60600.

Hot Stone Massage

Next Courses:

March 2019: Saturday 23 & Sunday 24
June 2019:
Saturday 08 & Sunday 09

Times: 9.30am-6.00pm both days
Limited numbers -8 per group


Hot Stone Massage Course Overview

Hot Stone Massage at Green Tara College is a post–graduate massage training course. It can be taken by people who wish to learn to use Hot Stone Massage for personal use on friends or family  or  if you already hold a recognized body therapy as a professional post graduate course for those who wish to practice Hot Stone Massage Professionally.

This course is open to all trained therapists: Reflexologist's, Massage Therapist's, Indian Head Massage Therapist's, Aromatherapist's, Beauty Therapist's, Sports Massage Therapist's, to anybody holding a Holistic Therapy Diploma

Energetic Hot Stone Massage

In this course, unique to any other Hot Stone Massage course in Ireland, we teach you the energetic practice of hot stone massage and chakra balance with crystals. You can then choose whether you feel drawn to work this traditional way . Our teaching is a true hot stone massage not massage techniques using the occasional hot stone.

The aim of this course is to train you to a very high level.  By the end of this course you will have a confident,  detailed and broad knowledge of Hot Stone Massage and how to carry out a complete treatment of Hot Stone Massage.

Holistic practitioners will be fully capable of entering the world of  the professional with confidence and expertise as a Hot Stone Massage   therapist safely and with confidence

‘We believe that with this treatment that one stroke with a stone is ten times deeper and lasts ten times longer than traditional techniques’ Mary Nelson found of  La Stone Therapy.

Course Structure

The course consists of an intensive two day workshop: 9.00am-6pm consisting of theory and practical . You will get to give and receive two supervised full hot stone massage treatments over the two days.


Green Tara College Certificate in Hot Stone Massage which enables you to gain insurance and join professional bodies. It is also accredited for CPD awards


9.30am-6.00pm both days

Lunch - You are welcome to bring a packed lunch or to go out to the many cafes, we will take a one hour lunch break. Please bring a healthy snack for the morning break as we will work untill 1pm.

Course Overview

At Green Tara we pride ourselves on our Hot Stone Massage Training where we not only look at the massage procedure but energetically work with the stones and ancient traditions which are the origins of this therapy.  This enables you to offer an incredibly deep, beautiful and unique treatment especially tailored to the individual client.

Download the course information below
Hot Stone Massage information

Subjects Covered - Course Contents:

  • History  & philosophies of Hot Stone Massage
  • Using ancient Native American traditions and Hot Stone Massage
  • Explanation of specific techniques used
  • Understanding the various hot stone massage strokes
  • Safety and temperature when handling the stones and for clients
  • Contraindications and common ailments - when not to treat and when extra caution is needed
  • Hot Stone Massage for the full body including feet, hands and face- which can be adapted for reflexology, facials etc
  • Energetic techniques of clearing and balancing the client’s energies
  • Care, cleansing and storage  of the healing stones
  • Connecting with the stones and learning to ‘interpret’ the massage
  • Working with the stone energy
  • Sealing in energy/Grounding energy/ therapist protection & safety
  • Client Care and professionalism
  • Possible client reactions
  • Therapy Space/Therapist Insurance

Equipment Needed

The College will provide all the necessary teaching equipment.
The equipment that you will need is minimal and includes:

  • Four bath sheet towels and two hand Towels –any colour for class
  • Antibacterial hand gel
  • Equipment wipes e.g. dettol or Liddl's
  • hair band, hair tied up, short nails
  • Tea Towel , good and thick x 2
  • 2 white single flat bed sheets (day 2)
  • Orange, Red or Purple Bath Sheet (can be one of the 4 towels)
  • We will be massaging the face so you may want to bring your own unique make up remover
  • A copy of your previous body diploma if you hold one and Anatomy Diploma

Course Fees:

€250.00 -
Course Deposit:
Non refundable €95.00 maximum 8 people taken on the course

14 hours of supervised detailed training, detailed instruction manual, tea/coffee, as part of our student support scheme you are free to re sit this course any time for a refresher FREE of charge. 5% discount off any future training courses you take at Green Tara College. Continuous support available after the workshop.

How To book a place:

Enrollment Form for Hot Stone Massage

Course Fee: €250.00 - (€95.00 non refundable deposit required to secure a place) Fees must be paid in fully 7 days before the course.

You are welcome to pay by:

1) Cash- pay in College (check with us times of opening first)

2) Cheque – made out to Green Tara College

3) Direct Debit - email us for our bank details

4) Postal Order

5) Credit Card- we will arrange to call you for your number over the telephone

How & Where to Pay

1) Post: You may post payments to our office as follows: M. Fagan, Green Tara College, Preston Place, 38 Trimgate Street, Navan, Co. Meath.

2) By hand: You may hand in payments at the College Rooms at Tara Rooms-(check for opening times and please arrange to call in first, thank you)

3) Direct Debit: contact Majella for details . Your reference on our statement would be your first initial, then your surname followed by HSM, for example. M.FaganHSM

4) Cheque's must be made out to Green Tara College

Remember to Include with your application:
• Your name, address, two phone numbers, your email address

  • Posting: Please supply your email and phone numbers so we can get in contact with you, thanking you.



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