Isla Verde Spa Hot Stones Massage Certificate Course
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Isla Verde Spa Hot Stones Massage Certificate Course

Learn Exactly How to Do Our Famous Hot Stones Massage Sequence Used in Our Award Winning Isla Verde Massage Spa
4.8 (533 ratings)
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2,327 students enrolled
Created by Mark Perren-Jones
Last updated 4/2020
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This course includes
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 11 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will get a Certificate of Completion when you finish this hot stones massage course from Mark personally
  • You will understand how to perform hot stones massage using correct body mechanics
  • You will know what you need to do to give a massage client an incredible hot stones massage experience from the moment she/he walks into your room/spa
  • You will know how to avoid the many mistakes and pitfalls that so many other massage therapists make
  • You will have the tools to build your own highly successful spa or massage clinic
  • By the end of this massage course, you will be able to perform our amazing hot stones massage sequence, plus have a wealth of knowledge on other aspects of the spa business that has made us No. 1!
  • In this best-selling massage course, you will need a thirst for knowledge and a desire to do your best
  • In this best-selling massage course, you will need a willingness to put in the hours to practice and hone your hot stones massage skills
  • In this best-selling massage course, you will need a massage table, hot stones, oils, towels, roaster oven or hot stones warmer

Wouldn't you just love to know how to do an amazing hot stones massage?

Well you can from best-selling massage course instructor, Mark Perren-Jones.

"Great instructions on hot stones massage. " C.V.  5 STARS

"Excellent teacher! Love it. I think this is one of the best hot stone massage courses I have taken as there were several new insights that really helped. Thank you for a great teaching professionally and well done." P.K. 5 STARS

Mark discovered early on when learning hot stones massage that this form of massage lacked something, namely massage. The vast problems with most hot stones massages are that they are so focused on using the hot stones that they forget about the main objective-giving a great massage with the hands and forearms.

Best-selling massage course instructor, Mark Perren-Jones guides you step by step to show you from the basics to advanced how to give your massage clients an incredible Hot Stones massage experience.It doesn't matter whether you have done hot stones massage before or have no experience at all.

Mark shows you not only what his 25 years of massage experience has helped him, but also he shows you the ways to avoid the mistakes that he has made along the way.When it comes to a massage clinic or spa, your best asset is your massage.

Without an incredible massage sequence, it will be very difficult to have a thriving practice. This course will give you the skills set to give your clients an amazing massage experience.

In this hot stones massage course you are going to learn:

  • Acupressure Techniques

  • What equipment is needed

  • Effective Spa/Clinic Marketing Strategies to making a successful business

  • To Correct Body Alignment and Postural Problems

  • To Set up the right atmosphere for your Client

  • The Importance of First Impressions

  • How to use your forearm Techniques correctly

  • Plus so much more..

The most important aspect to any spa or massage clinic is the quality of the massages, because without the ability to deliver great massages most therapists will not succeed and be taken over by the competition in this highly competitive industry. You will be shown not only our secrets to giving incredible massages to your clients, but also know how to use your body correctly and avoid the pitfalls that many therapists fall into. You will be taught advanced techniques, the correct ways to apply pressure, how to correctly use acupressure and we also share with you other aspects of the spa business that have helped our business grow from just one person to needing 4 massage therapists in under 2 years!

Mark is an Approved Continuing Education Provider(APCE) with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork ( NCBTMB #1805)

On completion of this course you will receive a certificate from the Isla Verde Spa Training Academy  and also be eligible to join to CTAA if you so desire.

All of Mark's Course are accredited with the CTAA (Complementary Therapists Accredited Association).

On completion of this course, you will have access to join the CTAA if you please. As a member of the CTAA you will receive these benefits:

  1. A Professional Certificate showing that you have full membership with CTAA as a Practitioner.

  2. Access to discounted Therapist Practitioner Insurance with your membership (subject to their Insurance Partners)

  3. Access to their CTAA Logo to place on your Website/Social Media/Email

  4. Free CTAA Directory Listing

  5. Have the opportunity to write a blog/article within the complementary therapy field that you work, that will be shared on their Website and Social Media to enable you to reach a larger audience and have exposure to yourself and your website.

Who this course is for:
  • It does not matter whether you have never studied hot stones massage before, or you are a qualified massage therapist. This online massage course is all about teaching you the best hot stones massage sequences so that you will have a thriving massage business
Course content
Expand all 74 lectures 05:14:54
+ Introduction
3 lectures 04:43

You are about to learn how to do our hot stones massage sequence and here i not only introduce the course but also talk about getting your massage equipment and set up correct.

Preview 01:24

Hi there! I just wanted to show you how everything works here if you are a newbie. If you are aware of how to use the Udemy platform then you can go straight to the next lecture. Also, I explain the horrible captions at times.

It's a PDF file, a PDF FILE!

I have created a Facebook group that is for educational purposes so you can ask questions and either I or other students will answer. You can share information and it really is so that we can all help each other to learn, share and have fun.

You can join our Facebook group for a great resource!
+ Getting Started on the Right Path!
14 lectures 48:54

I wanted to explain why you see this section in my massage courses each time

Preview 05:03

Here I have provided for you in the resources a PDF file that you can download and it summarizes what I teach throughout this section. Then you can check easily the points that I go through.

Download the summary of this section from the resources here

You will need certain equipment for your hot stones massage. Here are a few ways to save money when it is time to buy.

A few Things Regarding Equipment

In this lecture, we cover the 4 most important factors when purchasing your massage table - for you, and your clients!

Preview 06:44

Learn how we set up our massage tables in the most efficient and practical way - remember, the small touches will separate you from the rest!

The Set Up

Its the little things that can make a huge difference. Here I show you some things that will make your massage even more incredible before you even start the massage.

Some things that make the massage experience even more amazing.

As it is said, Time is of the Importance, and no moreso than when it comes to your massage clinic or spa.

It's all in the Timing!

There are a few things that therapists commonly do in their massages which i do not. I explain what these are and why not.

What We Avoid and Why

A very important aspect of your carreer is to do what you know and don't do what you don't know

Do No Harm

There is nothing more important once you have the skills than to hone them. This is the person you want to practice on

The Perfect Person for Feedback

In this lecture, we go over the biggest mistakes massage therapists make and the reasons why most do not last.

Preview 05:24

As with any skill, practice makes perfect! In this lecture, we cover this and our experience.

Practice Makes Perfect!

A contraindication is a situation when massage should not be performed. Continuing with treatment may be more detrimental than beneficial and in some cases may cause serious medical problems. Here is a list of those contraindications and also useful forms for you to download

Contraindications of Massage, intake forms and more

Maybe one day you would like to use essential oils to enhance the massage experience even further. Here are the dilution rates and also oils that are contraindicated for children, nursing mothers and pregnancy.

What to consider if you want to do an aromatherapy massage

It is important for you to know that you have absorbed and understood the lecture, therefore this quiz qill help you to see how much information you have learnt and retained

Section One Quiz
10 questions
+ A Fun Look At Our Anatomy And Physiology.
8 lectures 13:04

Here, for a bit of fun, I teach you some interesting facts about our bodily systems

Welcome to the World's quickest anatomy and physiology lessons

Let's look at the skin, hair, nails and other parts of the integumentary system in under 2 minutes

The Integumentary System

And now a look at our skeletal system in under 1 minute!

The Skeletal System

It's time to learn about muscles.

The Muscular System

It's time to see how are circulatory system works

The Cardiovascular System.

So just how does our digestive system work?

The Digestive System

The communications center for your body-the nervous system

The Nervous System

And now for a look at our wonderful respiratory system.

The Respiratory System
+ The Massage Strokes
8 lectures 30:22

You need to know how to do the techniques correctly. Here I show you both the correct ways and also what not to do.

Its time to study the massage techniques

It is imperative to keep your hands soft

Soft Hands

This is the first stroke that you use on the client.

General stroke

You will see how to and how not to do this stroke in this lecture. It is so often done poorly

Scissors Stroke

Let us take a look at kneading correctly


Using your forearms feels great when done correctly.

Preview 07:13

This is important to get correct or your thumbs will get hurt very quickly.

Acupressure Technique

As you practice I want you to focus on applying the correct pressure. It will take some time as you develop your palpation skills but this will make your massage feel incredible to your client .

How to apply the correct pressure

Let's see how much you have absorbed from section 2

Section 2 Quiz
9 questions
+ Full Body Hot Stones Massage
16 lectures 01:56:58

Now that you know how to perform the techniques properly it is time to start massaging the body parts one by one.

Now we will start pulling it together with what you have learned so far.

I am constantly asked what music I like to massage to. Here are a few of my favorites for you to check out.

Vive. Clinical aromatherapy Sarvetaratra

Anugama. Shamanic Dream II

Brian Eno. Thursday Afternoon

Peter Kater. Elements of Air

Road to Perdition soundtrack

Deuter. Illumination of the Heart

Olafur Arnauls. Living Room Songs

Dan Gibson. Solitudes

Deva Premal. Dakshina

Dean Evenson. Healing Sanctuary

Here are some of my favorite massage music to listen to

It's always to start your massage well. The client knows within seconds whether they are going to have a fabulous massage or not by the feel of your touch from the outset.

Starting the Massage

Here we work the feet and backs of legs

Preview 07:53

This is the full back sequence


Some students had asked me how I turn the client over using the towel. I will refilm this lecture when I have a massage table again( I have just moved), but I  hope this gives you a bit of an idea. Also, I explain what I do when I start the massage and how I end it.

How to turn the client over with the towel

Here we do the face, head and neck massage


The arm massage sequence


Here is the other side of the arm massage

Arms other Side

The front of the legs sequence and feet.


It is practice time!

Hot Stone Sequence Part 1

It is practice time! You can watch the videos and put on your favorite music whilst you go through the sequence.

Hot Stone Sequence Part 2

It is practice time! You can watch the videos and put on your favorite music whilst you go through the sequence.

Hot Stone Sequence Part 3

It can be difficult to know which carrier oil to choose when doing massage. Here are the qualities of the most popular ones and also some lovely recipes for you to try out.

The qualities of the carrier oils and massage blends

Here are a couple of lectures on how you can simply perform chair massage on a normal chair

A Little Bonus! Chair Massage(Body Mechanics)

Here are a couple of lectures on how you can simply perform chair massage on a normal chair

A Little Bonus! Chair Massage (Techniques)
+ Starting Your Own Business-what to consider
4 lectures 25:08

If you would like to earn money doing massage here are a few ways that you can get started.

Working and making money as a therapist

If you want to work full time for yourself you need to work on these qualities to become successful.

Are you an entrepreneur?

It is important to market your new found skills. Here are some things that have worked really well for me.

What marketing ideas have I found to be successful?

Oh, as they say, hindsight is a wonderful thing. If only I had done these things early in my career I would have been a much better massage therapist sooner.

Preview 04:15
+ Questions from my students and massage tips
21 lectures 01:15:44

Lot's of great tips here to take your massage that much further

Here I answer question and give tips.

Here are some tips on how to get more money per client and also happier clients

Great ways to earn more money per client

This is untrue so let's stop saying it. It is a myth and does not happen

Let's stop saying this after a massage
The self massage torture tool that I love!

What to do when that friend wants to sit in on the massage session

Two's company and three's a crowd!

How to handle the person that wants to keep their cell phone on during their massage

Not the cell phone on please!

Your clients will get so much better more quickly by doing these

A great thing to recommend to your clients between sessions

Here is a word about deep tissue and applying correct pressure

Tips for getting your pressure right

Here are my thoughts on whether you should massage someone that is pregnant or not.

Should you massage someone that is pregnant?

Here is what you do when you have that very hairy client

How to massage the really hairy client

Can you beat me?

The Palpation Challenge! Can you beat me?

You may want to start also doing aromatherapy hot stones massage and charge more for it. Here is what you should look for when it comes to buying high quality essential oils.

What to look for if you want to buy essential oils to use in massages

It is imperative that you store your oils properly to keep them from oxidizing and they will last much longer. Here is what you need to do.

Essential Oils Shelf Life, Storage and how to tell if they have oxidized

Do balms, salves and liniments really work? What does the research say?

Do balms and salves really work or is it just placebo?

I had a question about what I do, if anything to help my body physically. Do I stretch? Take supplements? or do I do something else? Yes, I do something else. Here is what I do and it is great!

What do I do to help my body physically?

Here is what a lot of research has been continually showing. EAMC ( exercise associated muscle cramps) are not due to what we commonly have believed

The real cause of muscle cramps

You know what it is like. You go to the gym or do some unaccustomed exercise and then are hardly able to move a day later. This is known as D.O.M.S. ( delayed onset muscle soreness), but there are a lot of myths about what it is and does massage help it?

What helps DOMS? ( Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)



So how do you message me and get one of my certificates? Here's how.

So how do you get your certificate from me?

Does this certificate allow me to start working?

Does this certificate allow me to start working?
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