In-class Full Body Certification Course
In-class Full Body Certification Course

In-class Full Body Certification Course

Study Hot Stone Therapy with one of our certified teachers. We regularly offer Hot Stone Courses in KITCHENER, OTTAWA, LONDON, WINNIPEG and CALGARY. We also offer a Home-Study/Correspondence option for those who are too far away to travel or prefer to study at their own pace. If you have a group of 8 or more students, we can travel to your clinic or school.

To register for a course locations click here

Note that we are no longer offering in-class courses in Toronto. Please see all other course locations. 

The In-Class Course is a one day hands-on designed to teach students how to confidently perform a Full Body Hot Stone routine. We will teach you proper protocol for handling and caring for your stones. Each student will be required to complete 5 case studies and a written exam at home. Note that we do not require any video taping of your case studies, only the completed written reports. All completed work must be submitted to The Stone Massage Company for final grading purpose. Upon successful review, we will issue you a certificate in the mail. You will officially be certified as a Hot Stone Therapy Practitioner from The Stone Massage Company. 

Course material includes a 100 page fully illustrated manual complete with a DVD(digital download). Topics Include:

  • History of hot stone therapy
  • Naturally formed stones versus mechanically tumbled stones 
  • Properties of basalt stone and other types of stones
  • Effects of heat and cold on the body
  • Benefits of hot and cold stone therapy
  • Contraindications of hot stone therapy
  • How to heat and care for your stones
  • How to cleanse and re-energize your stones
  • Hot stone massage techniques
  • Massage oils and lotions
  • How to perform a hot stone massage full body routine
  • How to incorporate aromatherapy into hot stone therapy
  • Integrating chakra work into hot stone therapy
  • Setting up your therapy room and getting started as a hot stone therapy

During the In-Class Course, the first component of the course will focus on the history and theory of hot stone therapy based on material from our 100 page fully illustrated instructional manual and digital downloadable DVD (included with your tuition price). The remainder of the day will be dedicated to learning a full body hot stone routine. All students will first observe a full body hot stone massage demonstration by the course instructor, before moving on to giving and receiving a full body treatment.

Students are required to bring 2 sheets, and 3 towels. (1 large, 2 small)

 

Note: The Stone Massage Company reserves the right to reschedule a workshop date due to insufficient registration. In such a case, students will be notified by email or telephone.

 

KITCHENER, ONTARIO

Our Kitchener Hot Stone Therapy  classes are held at Laser Light Therapeutics and taught by Kathy Schenk, RMT.  Kitchener course dates are listed below. To Register for a course date, please contact Kathy Schenk directly, preferably by text.

Web: laser-light-therapeutics
Email: a.solitudespa@gmail.com
Phone: 519-577-1612

                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • Sun Aug 14, 2022
  • Sun Oct 16, 2022

 LONDON, ONTARIO

Our London Hot Stone Therapy classes are held at Rejuvenate Now and taught by DonnaLynn Sworik. London course dates are listed below. To Register for a course date, please contact DonnaLynn Sworik directly.

Web: Rejuvenate Now
Email: donnalynn@rejuvenatenow.ca
Phone: 519-476-2720

  • Sun Jan 29, 2023
  • Sun Feb 12, 2023
  • Sun Feb 26, 2023
  • Sun Mar 12, 2023
  • Sun Mar 26, 2023
  • Sun April 23, 2023
  • Sun May 07, 2023
  • Sun June 04, 2023
  • Sun June 18, 2023
  • PRIVATE SESSIONS AVAILABLE

OTTAWA, ONTARIO

Our Ottawa Hot Stone Therapy classes are taught by Christine Bizier. Ottawa course dates are listed below. To Register for a course date, please contact Christine Bizier directly.   

Facebook: Serenity Soul spa
Email: krys@soulful.ca
Phone: 613-612-5910

  • Sunday April 10, 2022
  • Semi-private and private classes available                    

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA

Our Winnipeg Hot Stone Therapy classes are taught by Stefanie Suschenko. Winnipeg course dates are listed below. For more information, please contact Stefanie directly.

Facebook: Stefanie Dawn Yoga and Massage
Email: stefs@hotmail.ca
Phone: 613-612-5910

  • Sunday Sept 26, 2021
  • Sunday Oct 24, 2021
  • Sunday Nov 28, 2021

CALGARY, ALBERTA

Our Calgary Hot Stone Therapy Courses are taught by Jennifer Kothke, RMT. To register for her next course date, please contact Jennifer directly.

Emailjennifer@dbwellness.ca                                                                                            Phone: 587-352-6877                                                                                       

Website: dbwellness.ca

 

  • Monday Oct 3, 2022
  • Monday Nov 7, 2022

 

ACCREDITATIONS

Our Hot Stone Therapy Certification Courses have been approved by many Colleges and Associations across Canada and United States. Listed below are the accreditations for our In-Class.

IN-CLASS FULL BODY COURSE CREDITS:

  • Nova Scotia: 15 CEU's from The Massage Therapists' Association of Nova Scotia 
  • Alberta: 15 Secondary CEU's(Adjunct Category) from the MTAA, 30 CEU's from the AMTA
  • British Columbia: 7 CEU's "CATEGORY PE/A2" from the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia
  • Canada: 30 Hours from the NHPC
  • Manitoba: 30 CEU's from the MTAM

COURSE INSTRUCTORS

KATHY SCHENK, RMT - Kitchener Teacher. Kathy Schenk graduated from D'Arcy Lane Institute in 1993. She has been Certified in Heated Stone Therapy since 2000. She is also certified in Scar Release Therapy, Micro point stimulation Pain Relief Therapy, Low Level Laser Therapy, and Acupressure. therapeutic practice.



 

 

 

 

 

 CHRISTINE BIZIER, BA, A.N.N. - Ottawa teacher. Christine is a graduate of Carleton University and is currently a member of the Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists. She is a soulful and intuitive healer and brings her healing energy into her toolbox of modalities ranging from esthetic spa, aromatherapy, nutrition, reiki and hot stone therapy. She loves to share her knowledge, wisdom and inspiration to help others move forward into their own journey. 

STEFANIE SUSCHENKO, RMT - Winnipeg teacher. Stefanie recently completed her massage therapy program from The Massage Therapy College of Manitoba. Stefanie also brings with her a background in reiki and crystal healing. She is currently a Certified Yoga Teacher and incorporates stones into her Hot Stone Restorative Workshops. Stefanie regularly teaches Hot Stone Therapy courses in Winnipeg.

DonnaLynn Sworik - London teacher. DonnaLynn is owner of “Rejuvenate Now” in London, ON promoting holistic health. She has been a certified Hot Stone Massage Practitioner since 2005. Her classes are held monthly and/or by appointment. She is also a Reiki Master/Teacher, Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Cross-Disciplinary Yoga Teacher, Childrens’ Yoga Teacher, Restorative Yoga Teacher, Chair Yoga Teacher, Access Consciousness Bars Practitioner. She is the first and only Canadian Certified Brain Longevity Specialist from the Alzheimers Research and Prevention Foundation, promoting the 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention. DonnaLynn teaches all of the above on an on-going basis. She loves to share her wisdom and knowledge with others as she continues to learn and educate herself on her journey.

 

 

 

 

 

COURSE INFO

The In-Class Course is a one day hands-on designed to teach students how to confidently perform a Full Body Hot Stone routine. We will teach you proper protocol for handling and caring for your stones. Each student will be required to complete 5 case studies and a written exam at home. Note that we do not require any video taping of your case studies, only the completed written reports. All completed work must be submitted to The Stone Massage Company for final grading purpose. Upon successful review, we will issue you a certificate in the mail. You will officially be certified as a Hot Stone Therapy Practitioner from The Stone Massage Company. 

Course material includes a 100 page fully illustrated manual complete with a DVD(digital download). Topics Include:

  • History of hot stone therapy
  • Naturally formed stones versus mechanically tumbled stones 
  • Properties of basalt stone and other types of stones
  • Effects of heat and cold on the body
  • Benefits of hot and cold stone therapy
  • Contraindications of hot stone therapy
  • How to heat and care for your stones
  • How to cleanse and re-energize your stones
  • Hot stone massage techniques
  • Massage oils and lotions
  • How to perform a hot stone massage full body routine
  • How to incorporate aromatherapy into hot stone therapy
  • Integrating chakra work into hot stone therapy
  • Setting up your therapy room and getting started as a hot stone therapy

During the In-Class Course, the first component of the course will focus on the history and theory of hot stone therapy based on material from our 100 page fully illustrated instructional manual and digital downloadable DVD (included with your tuition price). The remainder of the day will be dedicated to learning a full body hot stone routine. All students will first observe a full body hot stone massage demonstration by the course instructor, before moving on to giving and receiving a full body treatment.

Students are required to bring 2 sheets, and 3 towels. (1 large, 2 small)

 

Note: The Stone Massage Company reserves the right to reschedule a workshop date due to insufficient registration. In such a case, students will be notified by email or telephone.

 

COURSE DATES/LOCATIONS

KITCHENER, ONTARIO

Our Kitchener Hot Stone Therapy  classes are held at Laser Light Therapeutics and taught by Kathy Schenk, RMT.  Kitchener course dates are listed below. To Register for a course date, please contact Kathy Schenk directly, preferably by text.

Web: laser-light-therapeutics
Email: a.solitudespa@gmail.com
Phone: 519-577-1612

                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • Sun Aug 14, 2022
  • Sun Oct 16, 2022

 LONDON, ONTARIO

Our London Hot Stone Therapy classes are held at Rejuvenate Now and taught by DonnaLynn Sworik. London course dates are listed below. To Register for a course date, please contact DonnaLynn Sworik directly.

Web: Rejuvenate Now
Email: donnalynn@rejuvenatenow.ca
Phone: 519-476-2720

  • Sun Jan 29, 2023
  • Sun Feb 12, 2023
  • Sun Feb 26, 2023
  • Sun Mar 12, 2023
  • Sun Mar 26, 2023
  • Sun April 23, 2023
  • Sun May 07, 2023
  • Sun June 04, 2023
  • Sun June 18, 2023
  • PRIVATE SESSIONS AVAILABLE

OTTAWA, ONTARIO

Our Ottawa Hot Stone Therapy classes are taught by Christine Bizier. Ottawa course dates are listed below. To Register for a course date, please contact Christine Bizier directly.   

Facebook: Serenity Soul spa
Email: krys@soulful.ca
Phone: 613-612-5910

  • Sunday April 10, 2022
  • Semi-private and private classes available                    

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA

Our Winnipeg Hot Stone Therapy classes are taught by Stefanie Suschenko. Winnipeg course dates are listed below. For more information, please contact Stefanie directly.

Facebook: Stefanie Dawn Yoga and Massage
Email: stefs@hotmail.ca
Phone: 613-612-5910

  • Sunday Sept 26, 2021
  • Sunday Oct 24, 2021
  • Sunday Nov 28, 2021

CALGARY, ALBERTA

Our Calgary Hot Stone Therapy Courses are taught by Jennifer Kothke, RMT. To register for her next course date, please contact Jennifer directly.

Emailjennifer@dbwellness.ca                                                                                            Phone: 587-352-6877                                                                                       

Website: dbwellness.ca

 

  • Monday Oct 3, 2022
  • Monday Nov 7, 2022

 

ACCREDITATIONS

Our Hot Stone Therapy Certification Courses have been approved by many Colleges and Associations across Canada and United States. Listed below are the accreditations for our In-Class.

IN-CLASS FULL BODY COURSE CREDITS:

  • Nova Scotia: 15 CEU's from The Massage Therapists' Association of Nova Scotia 
  • Alberta: 15 Secondary CEU's(Adjunct Category) from the MTAA, 30 CEU's from the AMTA
  • British Columbia: 7 CEU's "CATEGORY PE/A2" from the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia
  • Canada: 30 Hours from the NHPC
  • Manitoba: 30 CEU's from the MTAM

COURSE INSTRUCTORS

KATHY SCHENK, RMT - Kitchener Teacher. Kathy Schenk graduated from D'Arcy Lane Institute in 1993. She has been Certified in Heated Stone Therapy since 2000. She is also certified in Scar Release Therapy, Micro point stimulation Pain Relief Therapy, Low Level Laser Therapy, and Acupressure. therapeutic practice.



 

 

 

 

 

 CHRISTINE BIZIER, BA, A.N.N. - Ottawa teacher. Christine is a graduate of Carleton University and is currently a member of the Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists. She is a soulful and intuitive healer and brings her healing energy into her toolbox of modalities ranging from esthetic spa, aromatherapy, nutrition, reiki and hot stone therapy. She loves to share her knowledge, wisdom and inspiration to help others move forward into their own journey. 

STEFANIE SUSCHENKO, RMT - Winnipeg teacher. Stefanie recently completed her massage therapy program from The Massage Therapy College of Manitoba. Stefanie also brings with her a background in reiki and crystal healing. She is currently a Certified Yoga Teacher and incorporates stones into her Hot Stone Restorative Workshops. Stefanie regularly teaches Hot Stone Therapy courses in Winnipeg.

DonnaLynn Sworik - London teacher. DonnaLynn is owner of “Rejuvenate Now” in London, ON promoting holistic health. She has been a certified Hot Stone Massage Practitioner since 2005. Her classes are held monthly and/or by appointment. She is also a Reiki Master/Teacher, Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Cross-Disciplinary Yoga Teacher, Childrens’ Yoga Teacher, Restorative Yoga Teacher, Chair Yoga Teacher, Access Consciousness Bars Practitioner. She is the first and only Canadian Certified Brain Longevity Specialist from the Alzheimers Research and Prevention Foundation, promoting the 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention. DonnaLynn teaches all of the above on an on-going basis. She loves to share her wisdom and knowledge with others as she continues to learn and educate herself on her journey.