Remedial Stone Massage Course

Hot stone massage is not just for relaxation clients. Stone massage has a much wider lens and can even be used for deep tissue or sports massage clients. Being remedial (the intention to restore health, and therapeutic in nature) is a side effect of stone massage, no matter the temperature or style it’s used. 
In this in-depth course, Remedial Stone Massage, we’ll learn how to utilize hot and cold stones to fit within your current therapeutic and deep tissue massage routines in order to amplify results for your clients.
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Online & In-Person Dates Across Canada 


This course is for you if... 
  • You feel like “something’s missing” from your client treatment plans 
  • Therapeutic massage isn't as effective for your clients with dense, restricted, or tonic muscles
  • You have difficulty finding the physical energy needed to work on and release stubborn soft tissue
  • You’ve been in the massage profession for a while now and are ready to take on a new modality
  • You have tired, achy hands and forearms by the end of your massage treatment day (stone massage treats the therapist, not just the client. Hurray for thermotherapy!) 
  • You aren’t a deep tissue therapist but you know offering a more therapeutic treatment would help diversify your bookings. 
  • You’ve always been interested in taking a hot stone course but finding classes near you has been difficult. 
  • You’re looking to generate more income without taking on more clients 


This course may not be for you if...
  • You normally run pretty warm as a massage therapist and tend to overheat. Heating the stones can cause minor humidity in smaller treatment rooms.  This course does, however, teach temperature safety and how to combine hot and cold stones in sessions which can help keep you cooler when working with clients. 
  • You suffer from neuropathy in the hands that prevents you from properly feeling hot temperatures.
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Hi, I'm Kelly

Course instructor and long time practicing RMT.

Learning courses you'll ACTUALLY use in the treatment room is important

They can be expensive so taking something that you’re only half-hearted about is never ideal.

I've seen my fair share of IT band contracture clients, people with terrible backs that literally felt like pieces of ply-wood, and people with various restrictions affecting their range of motion and posture. 

I loved it, don’t get me wrong. Send me someone with a really good kyphosis and let’s work on that puzzle.

What I WASN’T becoming a fan of, was the amount of physical and mental exertion I was having to provide for my clients on what seemed like a regular basis.

 It wasn’t that I was always performing deep tissue massages, or that I was pushing with as much force as I could during a treatment… It’s that the density, the restriction, the build-up of adhesions, lifting limbs to mobilize joints, and all the other treatment methods that came with these pathologies were becoming taxing on my body (I’m only 5’0” so working on someone who’s 6’2”  needing a hip flexor stretch was a learning curve!). 


At the rate I was going, I had worries that I wouldn’t make it to a 3-year mark in my massage career. I enjoyed the work so much but I found myself constantly asking “How long can I keep treating this way?” Yes, I took other courses and used hot packs and cold packs in my sessions but sometimes it just didn’t feel like that was enough. 


Then I found a course on hot stone massage and knew that was the answer I had been looking for. The missing piece in my treament approach had been found! It was so versatile that I could use it for my “problem” clients, the ones who booked therapeutic, deep tissue, and sports massage sessions BUT also applied to my relaxation, anxiety, and insomnia clients. I could see my future career so easily now because I had this new skill that was going to help me in my practice. 


60% of my week or more began to include some form of stone massage when I was taking clients full-time. I’d use the stones to pre-treat that dense, stubborn soft tissue before I actually got there to massage, and then swap it out for another temperature of stone depending on the outcome my client or I was looking for. Using the various stone edges and grooves gave a reprieve to my thumbs,  wrists, and elbow.  


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Frequently Asked Questions

Massage therapists who are registered/certified/licensed with an association and hold practicing insurance.

Yes. Clicking any class date below will show how many continuing education credits this course is worth across Canada. Check with your association if you do not see it listed, as each province’s guidelines are different and the course may be applied to your current association. If your association requires approval and you don’t see it here, email me at [email protected].  

Yes, you can! Online learning is leading the way in providing barrier-free massage education. To find out how your country/state/province/region evaluates courses for learning and credits, check with your association if  this course is applicable in your area.

Depending on the delivery, in-person classes cover 2 full days (18 hours) of learning and online learning covers the same 18 hours of learning. Online courses are delivered in either 2 days via zoom, or over a flexible 4 week programming.

Other than assisting with the therapeutic, deep tissue, and sports massage clients mentioned, stone massage helps clients who have:

  • Arthritic and Rheumatic conditions
  • Fibrositis, Synovitis
  • Sprains, strains & contusions
  • Back pain
  • Muscle spasm
  • Joint & muscle stiffness
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sub-acute and chronic soft tissue issues
  • Trigger points
  • Nervous tension (mild to chronic) / Emotional stress
  • Headache / Migraine
  • Constipation & digestive disorders
  • Menstrual cramps 
  • Lowered immunity
  • Poor circulation (lacking neuralgia) 
  • Insomnia and sleep disturbances
  • Positive heat responses 
  • An “always cold” feeling, especially in winter

Online Students will need general massages supplies (bed, linens, oil, bolsters), along with a stone roaster, 1 stone set of at least 25 stones, and a container or bowl for cool water.  

In Person students will need general massage supplies (bed, linens, oil, bolsters). Stone Roasters, stones, cleaning supplies, and cold stone supplies will be provided by the instructor. 

**Students that wish to practice with their own supplies may bring a stone roaster and stone kit to class.** 

For hot stone temperatures, a stone heater and basalt or jade stones are required.

Cold stone massage uses jade or marble, cold water, ice pack, and container to hold the stones.

These items are an investment up front but can be reused for many, many massage treatments and may last years.  

No, kits are not included in the any of the course prices. 

Class Options

Online Via Zoom


  • 2 Full Days of Training 
  • Learn From The Comfort Of Home
  • Stone Supplies Not included In Price
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  • 2 Full Days of Training 
  • Direct Help & Assists From Your Instructor
  • Starter Stone Set Available 
  • Multiple Dates for September 2023- June 2024
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In Person Class Dates 

October 28 & 29, 2023  Lethbridge, AB - REGISTRATION CLOSED

January 20th & 21st, 2024 Calgary, AB - REGISTRATION CLOSED

April 26th & 27th, 2024  Edmonton, AB

May 4th & 5th, 2024, Lethbridge, AB  

July 15 & 16th, 2024, Calgary, AB 

Online Class Dates 


January 25th & 26th, 2024  - REGISTRATION CLOSED

February 24th & 25th, 2024  -  REGISTRATION CLOSED

March 24th & 25th, 2024  - REGISTRATION CLOSED

May 24th & 25th, 2024 - Across Canada  REGISTRATION CLOSED

June 9th & 10th, 2024 - Across Canada REGISTRATION CLOSED

August 11th & 12th, 2024 - Across Canada

September 15th & 16th, 2024 - Across Canada

October 12th & 13th - Across Canada 

November 17th & 18th - Across Canada



Massage therapists all over the world seek to live amazing lives, have dream incomes, and master business skills. 

Breakthrough Massage Academy has set a mission to help 1,000 massage therapists in the next 5 years through unique continuing education and business courses. 

We believe to do this well, it starts from offering great client experiences. And how do you get a great client experience? From confident, joyful, and enthusiastic therapists who truly love what they do.

If we can help 1000 practitioners feel those things (confident, joyful, and enthusiastic about their work),  we can give ONE MILLION clients AMAZING massage experiences. Now that's impactful.