Deep Tissue Hot Stone and Jade Stone

Deep Tissue Hot Stone and Jade Stone

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NHPC Accredited Course (30 hours), and recieve Stone Therapy Certification

This course can qualify you for liability insurance for stone therapy with NHPC.


We have created a deep tissue technique unique to the massage therapy field that is based on research. We have combined hot stones with trigger point therapy and movement release. This is a valuable tool to efficiently/effectively release muscles WITH less effort from you (the therapist). Hot stones bring blood into a localized area, by opening the blood vessels we are supplying the muscles with more nutrients, oxygen, and proteins to promote faster healing, decrease adhesions, increase ROM, and decrease client’s parasympathetic response. There are many more benefits of this technique that we go over in detail adjacent to recent research in the sports medicine field.

In this course we will use BASALT STONES for a deep tissue, and JADE STONES for therapeutic/relaxation massage for the purpose of releasing the muscles, using the stones for heat and as a tool to protect your hands. The heat not only helps the client’s muscles, but the same effects on the therapist’s hands. This course is the best of both our courses, get the FULL content of our deep tissue course, with the added use of Jade stones. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding depth/ techniques with Basalt and Jade stones as a tool
  • Understanding how to effectively release muscles
  • Feeling the tissues under the stone to understand pressure needed.
  • Understanding the contraindications
  • Understanding the benefits of using heat
  • Using Hot Stones for relaxation 


All of our courses were developed by Alix Claydon, who has 12 years’ experience in Massage Therapy as well as a bachelor of kinesiology and a Bachelor of Education. Each course is peer reviewed by Dr. Jason Dyck who has a PHD in neuroscience and a master’s in physical therapy. We care about the information we provide you by an in-depth evidence-based approach to research.


Our program is accredited

  • NHPC, Stone Therapy Certified plus credits for 30hours of learning

This is a 2 Day course that runs 8am-6pm, and is hosted on weekends in Edmonton.