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Hot Stones for Sport and Massage Therapy

 Our accredited day CPD course in Hot Stones for Sport and Massage Therapy is designed for therapists who would like to use Stone Modalities within Sports Massage, Sports Therapy and Soft Tissue work.

This course aims to introduce Stone Modalities with the aim of providing heavier pressures and use within wider massage techniques that are ideal for remedial and sports injury treatment. 

This CPD course and will develop the practical and theoretical skills necessary to use Hot, Cold and Combination Stone Therapy competently within a sports and clinical environment.  


Live online dates (via Zoom)

Saturday 1st August 2020 – 

from 09:45 – 16:15 – Fully booked

Saturday 3rd October 2020

from 09:30 – 16:00

Face to Face course dates

 Friday 16th October 2020 – Swindon

 from 9:30 am – 5 pm  


 Core Elements Training Centre,

First Floor, 8 Bath Road, Old Town,
Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 4BA

Easy access from M4 junction 15 and 16 and 10 minutes walk from mainline train station and bus station. Long stay parking nearby.

course details

Accredited by: The FHT – Provides 8 CPD hours

Course Price: Live Online Delivery – £100 (you need will need a client for the online course)

Face to Face: £150 – 10% discount for FHT & STA members

Book Now to secure your place 

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About the course

Sports and Massage Therapists at Level 3 or above, 

Deep Tissue / Remedial Massage Therapists at Level 3 or above, 

Sports Therapists, Sports Injury and Rehabilitation Therapists, 

Wider Soft Tissue Therapists, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths etc. 


GEORGINA KING BSC (HONS), SST ( Swindon based courses)

Georgina graduated from the University of Worcester with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Therapy. During her time at University Georgina worked with Worcester Warriors Rugby and Academy, Worcester Wolves Basketball and National Taekwondo providing pitch side medical cover and clinical work.

Georgina currently works as a lead Sports Therapist for Star Medical Clinics and as First Team Sports Therapist at Corsham Rugby Club, Dorset and Wiltshire and Devizes Ladies. Following her passion for Medicine and First Aid Georgina completed her First Aid Instructor and Assessor qualification, and First Response in Emergency Care, along with an Award in Education and Training. Georgina has a keen interest in teaching and helping others to develop within the Sporting and Medical Industry.

Georgina assists and teaches on many Core Elements Training courses, such as Hot Stones for Sport and Massage Therapy, Kinesiology Taping, Taping and Srapping for Sport and Massage, Electrotherapy and Rehabiliation for Sport and Exercise. 

Ellie Rickeard BSc (Hons), FHT (Liverpool based courses) 

Ellie students her degree in Sports Therapy at the Univerity of Bath. Since graduating whe has worked with several sports teams and prinarily works at a Physiotherapy Clinic in Tavistock, Devon as the head Sports Therapist. 

Ellie is a passionate Sports Therapists and is also a qualified Pilates teacher.

Since graduating, Ellie has completed a wide variety of CPD training, to include Pilates, baby massage, Dry Needling, Dry Cupping, Hot Stones and a teaching qualification as a result Ellie uses a wide variety of modalities within her therapy work. 

Due to COVID-19 this course is available as Face to Face delivery or, via Live Online delviery using the Zoom app. 

The same content will be delivered via zoom as in our Face to Face courses, and you will still be provided with a copy of the course power-point and an opportunity to ask questions, whilst receiving instruction from the course tutor. 

Live Online course: 

To ensure teaching and learning on the Online Live course, we have added in an extra assessment to check learning of practical skills.

Therefore on completion of the course delivery, you will be asked to send in a copy of a short video demonstrating the application of hot stone therapy to the back and to the lower limb. Once the video has been reviewed you will be provided with a copy of the CPD certificate. 

For online Live delvier you will need: 

  • A partner to practise on, 
  • A Hot Stone kit (you will be advised on trypes of kits upon course booking), 
  • Massage medium and towels, along with a therapy couch or area to work from. 


Both our Face to Face and Online Live courses are highly practical and focused on the application of stone modalities.

After a brief introduction to the group, the day will be focused on:

  • Physiology effects of hot and cold stone modalities and contrast therapy.
  • Health and safety considerations and contraindications.
  • Hot stone placement for reduction of mucle tension and increased localised blood flow.
  • Application of stones for heavier pressures, effleurage, petrissage tapotement, and fascial release techniques.
  • Benefits of using hot stones for trigger point therapy and application for trigger-points and scapula release.
  • Introduction to cold stone application and contrast therapy with the stones.
  • Application to injury and treatment within a Sports Massage and Sports Therapy perspective.
  • The day will conclude with time for Q & A.
  • The day will start with a short vinyasa yoga class delivered by Sally to waken the body and mind after morning travel to the venue. 

    You will then be introduced to advanced stretching principles such as:

    Your payment for this CPD course is non-refundable. It is not possible to have your place refunded in whole or part once your booking has been confirmed, or to transfer to a later date once you have already paid.
    Therefore we STRONGLY recommend that you take out insurance to cover your costs in the event that you have to cancel or curtail your training. By registering and paying for this course, you are agreeing
    to this cancellation policy.

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Want to find out more about the course?

Luke H - Gloucester

Level 3 & 4 Combined Sports Massage Diploma 

Had a great time on both the level 3 & 4 sports massage course with Dawn. Great facilities and I found the relaxed atmosphere excellent for my learning needs. A good mix of solid practical time and the necessary anatomy study that is required. My confidence and business has grown beyond belief since doing these courses and I will be forever grateful for the help and support provided.

Jamie S - Reading

Combined Level 3 & 4 Sports Massage Diploma

A great, intense course.
It’s amazing how much I learnt about the body and massage techniques in such a short period of time.

Chris B - Marlborough

Level 3 & 4 Combined Sports Massage Diploma

Dawn’s well run course has proved highly beneficial to my career, enhancing my knowledge of the anatomy and gaining highly beneficial new skills. Along with the qualifications gained this has better equipped me in my role within the health & fitness industry and allowed me to expand my services to both existing and new clients. Dawn is a very personable professional, which makes for an enjoyable way to learn.

Laura R - Swindon

Level 4 Sports & Remedial Massage 

The level 4 remedial and sports massage has been one of the most interesting and useful courses I have been on. The leap from level 3 to 4 was difficult yet Dawn made it engaging with a mixture of practical and theory work with a variety of tasks to keep us on our toes. The tasks where made to be creative getting us to think outside the box. Strongly recommended for any one who wants to advance their skills and knowledge in sports massage therapy.

Tom F - Bristol

Level 3 & 4 Combined Sports Massage Diploma

I thoroughly enjoyed the course, the way it combined all the relevant theory and practical work, without becoming tedious suited my learning style. I honestly don’t have any negatives. Dawn, Katie & Louise were extremely knowledgeable and approachable and everyone had fun as well as learning. Originally I wasn’t keen on completing so many case studies, but as you gain experience and see the changes and results in the clients, then you realise how important they are and it really helps to build your confidence.

Laura S - Gloucester

I’ve done Level 4 Sports Massage, Level 5 Manual Therapy & Joint Mobilisations, and Science of Stretching with Core Elements. Core Elements are amazing, friendly and really know their stuff. I’ve already booked on to do another course! I’ve highly recommended Core Elements to friends and family – Keep up the fantastic courses Dawn. If you are looking to further develop yourself, skills, tools, knowledge, Core Elements is the place to go.

Sarah W - Swindon

I have done several courses with Core Elements. Fantastic knowledge coupled with the practical experience Dawn and her trainers have, makes the training here second to none. I would highly recommend this learning experience . Well worth the investment.