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Full Body Stone Massage Continuing Education CE


Full Body Stone Massage (7 CE Hours) M1E1C


Full Body Stone Massage (7 CE Hours) M1E1C

In this continuing education (CE) course on full body stone massage, Meade Steadman, LMT and professional educator, will guide you from theory to practical application. In addition to written text, video excerpts are included for visual, step-by-step demonstrations of stone massage techniques and how to provide a full body massage with both hot and cold stones. Also included are: history; benefits of thermo- and cryotherapy; contraindications; selecting, cleaning, and energizing stones; equipment; getting started; draping; alternating hot and cold stones in a session; incorporating stones in other modalities; energy work with chakras and Ayurvedic doshas; post-treatment recommendations; and marketing and other professional considerations. Resources are included for licensing and further information.

This course is worth 7 CE hours

Course Objective:

After completion of this CE course, you will be able to:

  •     Define stone massage
  •     Discuss the history of stone massage
  •     Describe basic physiological changes induced by cryo- and thermotherapy
  •     List 11 supplies needed for stone massage
  •     Discuss the best types of stones for stone massage
  •     Explain how to clean, disinfect, and energize stones
  •     Demonstrate some preliminary techniques for using stones in massage
  •     Demonstrate some draping techniques
  •     Incorporate aromatherapy into a stone massage session
  •     Discuss the best types of stones for stone massage
  •     Describe basalt and marble
  •     Weigh the benefits of naturally versus mechanically polished and shaped stones
  •     Describe the array of stone shapes available
  •     Understand the concept of “energy” in stones
  •     Explain how to clean, disinfect, and energize stones
  •     Explain how to heat and cool stones
  •     Weigh purchasing considerations
  •     List thirteen benefits of massage
  •     List four additional benefits of hot stone massage (thermotherapy)
  •     List four additional benefits of cold stone massage (cryotherapy)
  •     List eight contraindications for massage
  •     List ten additional contraindications for hot stone massage (thermotherapy)
  •     List six additional contraindications for cold stone massage (cryotherapy)
  •     Set up a professional yet serene therapy room
  •     Prepare for the arrival of a client
  •     Discuss the purpose of a health questionnaire
  •     Prepare a client for stone massage
  •     Begin a session
  •     Anticipate possible outcomes during a session
  •     End a session
  •     Define a healing crisis
  •     Perform a full body heated stone massage
  •     Perform a full body cold stone massage
  •     Perform a contrast massage
  •     Incorporate stones into facials
  •     Incorporate stones into reflexology and trigger point therapy
  •     Incorporate stones into waxing services
  •     Incorporate stones into physical therapy and chiropractic medicine
  •     Incorporate stones into manicures and pedicures
  •     Identify placement of the seven major chakras
  •     Describe the chief characteristics and functions of each chakra
  •     List stones associated with chakras
  •     Demonstrate how to place chakra stones
  •     List the three doshas
  •     Describe how stone massage can address each dosha
  •     List stones associated with doshas
  •     List nine post-treatment recommendations
  •     Explain why each recommendation helps reduce the body’s toxic burden
  •     Market your services
  •     Determine how much to charge for your services
  •     Define 123 terms relevant to stone massage for the body
  •     Demonstrate your knowledge of stone massage with 75% proficiency or better


Meade Steadman is a licensed massage therapist and instructor. He taught at the Myotherapy College of Utah and the Myotherapy Institute of Massage. In the classroom, he has taught Swedish, Sports, Acutherapy, Tai Chi, Hydrotherapy, Reflexology, Infant Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Contraindications, Chair Massage, Geriatric Massage, Specialized Spa Techniques, and Therapeutic Principles. He is also the featured expert in many award-winning instructional videos on various massage modalities. For 26 years he owned and managed Tranquil Touch™ LLC in Salt Lake City, UT. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Utah, and has published in A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology (4th Edition) and Massage and BodyWork Magazine.

Customer Reviews:

“I found your course to be very simple in terms of use and the terminology was very good I enjoyed the pacing of the course along with the video. I'd take more CEU's with you this way.  Thank you.” Adrienne H.

"I'm very pleased with the course. I was totally unaware of "toe-cozies" and using small stones for chakras and for facial work. That I am definitely interested in and would most likely include in my other modalities. Thanks guys! Another great addition to my skills." Olivia H.

“I really enjoyed the course. Hot Stone is a therapy I want to include in my treatments.” John B.

“Very good, easy to use format, good quality videos.” Fiona B.

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“The course was challenging but informative. I found myself appreciating the freedom to take the time to learn the information presented and to answer and try again when needed.” Rachel K.

“I enjoyed the course very much.” Daniel V.

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“Great course. I enjoyed the content, the instructor’s knowledge coupled with the testing.” Tami V.

"This course was very informative and thorough. Meade Steadman makes great DVD's. Michelle E.



... The videos were outstanding.

~ Sarah S.

I really enjoyed this course, and feel like I learned a lot.

~ Rebecca H.

... I found the course very informative and well outlined.

~ Keith C.