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 TORONTO, OTTAWA, CAMBRIDGE, 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 TORONTO location ONLY, click an option in the drop-down menu below. For all other course locations click here

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 within 12 months of your course registration date. 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. 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 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.

All Toronto classes are held at ITC Kikkawa College & Teaching Clinic - 2340 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1W8

Students are required to bring 2 sheets, 3 towels (1 large, 2 small) and 1 pillow with them to the course.

Full payment is due upon registration. We do not offer refunds. If more than 72 hours’ notice is given, cancellations can be credited towards another course date. If 72 hours is not given, we will ship you your course material as a homestudy course. Note that usually our course fills up and last minutes cancellations limit the opportunity for someone else to take your spot.

Once your course payment is received, you will receive confirmation from The Stone Massage Company verifying your spot in the course.

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.

 

TORONTO, ONTARIO

Our Toronto Hot Stone Therapy In-Class courses are held regularly at ITC Kikkawa College & Teaching Clinic and taught by Simone Bowman, RMT. Toronto course dates are listed below. To Register for one of our Toronto course dates, add your course selection to the shopping cart.

  • Sunday Feb 10, 2019
  • Sunday March 31, 2019
  • Sunday June 2, 2019

 CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO

Our Cambridge Hot Stone Therapy classes are held at Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and taught by Laurie & Sean Baker, RMT. Cambridge course dates are listed below. To Register for a course date, please contact Laurie & Sean Baker directly.

Web: Beyond Conventional Therapies
Email: beyondconventional@rogers.com
Phone: 519-219-1701

  • March 3, 2019
  • June 23, 2019
  • Sept 22, 2019
  • Dec 08, 2019

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@rejuvatenow.ca
Phone: 519-476-2720

  • Sunday June 16, 2019
  • Sunday July 28, 2019
  • Sunday Aug 25, 2019
  • Sunday Sept 29, 2019
  • 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

  • April 28, 2019
  • June 9, 2019
  • Sept 29, 2019
  • Nov 10, 2019
  • PRIVATE COURSES 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 Jan 28, 2019
  • Sunday Mar 17, 2019
  • Saturday June 22, 2019
  • Sunday Oct 06, 2019
  • Sunday Nov 24, 2019

 CALGARY, ALBERTA

Our Calgary Hot Stone Therapy Courses are taught by Jennifer Kothke, RMT. Jennifer is owner/operator of Calgary Massage & Holistic Supply. To Register for a course date, please contact Jennifer directly.

Email: jennifer@calgarymassagesupply.ca

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 Britsih Columbia
  • Canada: 30 Hours from the NHPC

COURSE INSTRUCTORS

SIMONE BOWMAN, RMT - Toronto Teacher. With over 10 years of experience in the field of holistic health, Simone is committed to helping others transform their relationship with themselves and to optimizing their health. Simone completed her studies at Sutherland-Chan School in 2014. She has a practice in Toronto integrating her work as massage therapist, reiki master and energy therapist. She integrates the restorative and healing properties of hot stones in her therapeutic practice.

LAURIE BAKER, RMT - Cambridge teacher. Laurie graduated from The Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2001. She also holds certificates in head and face reflexology and auricular coning. Laurie is owner and operator of Beyond Convntional Therapies in Elmira, ON. She has been a Certified Hot Stone Teacher since 2003 and regularly holds Hot Stone Therapy courses in Cambridge.

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 within 12 months of your course registration date. 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. 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 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.

All Toronto classes are held at ITC Kikkawa College & Teaching Clinic - 2340 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1W8

Students are required to bring 2 sheets, 3 towels (1 large, 2 small) and 1 pillow with them to the course.

Full payment is due upon registration. We do not offer refunds. If more than 72 hours’ notice is given, cancellations can be credited towards another course date. If 72 hours is not given, we will ship you your course material as a homestudy course. Note that usually our course fills up and last minutes cancellations limit the opportunity for someone else to take your spot.

Once your course payment is received, you will receive confirmation from The Stone Massage Company verifying your spot in the course.

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

TORONTO, ONTARIO

Our Toronto Hot Stone Therapy In-Class courses are held regularly at ITC Kikkawa College & Teaching Clinic and taught by Simone Bowman, RMT. Toronto course dates are listed below. To Register for one of our Toronto course dates, add your course selection to the shopping cart.

  • Sunday Feb 10, 2019
  • Sunday March 31, 2019
  • Sunday June 2, 2019

 CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO

Our Cambridge Hot Stone Therapy classes are held at Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and taught by Laurie & Sean Baker, RMT. Cambridge course dates are listed below. To Register for a course date, please contact Laurie & Sean Baker directly.

Web: Beyond Conventional Therapies
Email: beyondconventional@rogers.com
Phone: 519-219-1701

  • March 3, 2019
  • June 23, 2019
  • Sept 22, 2019
  • Dec 08, 2019

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@rejuvatenow.ca
Phone: 519-476-2720

  • Sunday June 16, 2019
  • Sunday July 28, 2019
  • Sunday Aug 25, 2019
  • Sunday Sept 29, 2019
  • 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

  • April 28, 2019
  • June 9, 2019
  • Sept 29, 2019
  • Nov 10, 2019
  • PRIVATE COURSES 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 Jan 28, 2019
  • Sunday Mar 17, 2019
  • Saturday June 22, 2019
  • Sunday Oct 06, 2019
  • Sunday Nov 24, 2019

 CALGARY, ALBERTA

Our Calgary Hot Stone Therapy Courses are taught by Jennifer Kothke, RMT. Jennifer is owner/operator of Calgary Massage & Holistic Supply. To Register for a course date, please contact Jennifer directly.

Email: jennifer@calgarymassagesupply.ca

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 Britsih Columbia
  • Canada: 30 Hours from the NHPC

COURSE INSTRUCTORS

SIMONE BOWMAN, RMT - Toronto Teacher. With over 10 years of experience in the field of holistic health, Simone is committed to helping others transform their relationship with themselves and to optimizing their health. Simone completed her studies at Sutherland-Chan School in 2014. She has a practice in Toronto integrating her work as massage therapist, reiki master and energy therapist. She integrates the restorative and healing properties of hot stones in her therapeutic practice.

LAURIE BAKER, RMT - Cambridge teacher. Laurie graduated from The Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2001. She also holds certificates in head and face reflexology and auricular coning. Laurie is owner and operator of Beyond Convntional Therapies in Elmira, ON. She has been a Certified Hot Stone Teacher since 2003 and regularly holds Hot Stone Therapy courses in Cambridge.

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.