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What is Basalt Stone Massage?

Since ancient times, lava stones have been used for physical and spiritual healing.

These smooth volcanic rocks are now being used as a natural and effective massage tool. A massage with Basalt Stones will warm the body, relax the muscles and soothe the soul.

With Basalt Stone massage smooth, heated basalt stones are used to enhance therapeutic treatments. The heated stones transfer heat to the muscles and melts away tension and stress.

The weight and feel of the stones also provide a physical and mental comfort. It is the perfect tool for nearly any massage technique.

Hot Stone massage is a trend that is rapidly growing amongst spas and private practices around the world today. It is used to accompany not only the Lomi-Lomi massage but also enhances Swedish and other traditional techniques.


  • Including hot stone therapy as a treatment in the clinic benefits the therapist as well as the client

  • It is an exciting way to bring about deep relaxation

  • It protects the therapist from strain and injuries to wrists and thumbs

  • Combining massage, heat and strategic placement of the stones induces a deep relaxing state

  • Reduces fibrosis

  • Provides relief for stiff and sore muscles

  • The stones provide a feeling of physical security, warmth, comfort and peace

  • The Therapist has the ability to work deeper into the muscles

  • Stimulates blood circulation, which results in increased blood flow in the skin, liver, bowels, and kidneys

  • It has a detoxifying effect as the exchange of blood, lymph and digestive fluids is stimulated

  • Manipulation of soft tissue prevents pain, discomfort, stress and muscle spasm

  • Promotes health and wellness

  • Can lead to a faster, more complete recovery from an injury

  • Improves joint flexibility

  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing

  • Improves posture

  • Relief of chronic pain

  • Relief from chronic back pain


About the course

Theoretically and practically this module consist of the basic fundamentals regarding a full body Basalt Stone Massage. 



1 Day course

20 Experiential hours must be completed in the learner's own time before a final assessment can be done.



This is an introductory course, there are no pre-requisites.



A manual, training DVD, and the following kit is included in the course fee:

Set of 15 Stone (4 small stones, 4 medium stones, 4 large stones, 2 facial stones and 1 placement stone)

  • Heating unit without lid

  • Massage butter 200ml

  • Massage oil 100ml