Gainesville FL 32606
Jacqueline Ferber and Jessica Rhome
12 CE hours
“Hands On Live” CE approved by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy
Are you looking for something new to add to your skill set, or a fun way to fulfill your license renewal requirement?
Did you know that Hot Stone Therapy is the most frequently requested spa treatment? Enhance your versatility as a therapist and enroll now to become certified in offering this ancient, world-renowned technique for all of your present and future clients. This course provides 12 hours of live hands-on continuing education and fulfills the Florida Board of Massage requirement.
What is Hot Stone Massage?
Renowned for its healing and relaxing properties, Hot Stone Massage is an ancient medicine that has been practiced for centuries. This specialty massage uses smooth, heated stones. The heat transferring from the stones helps to calm and relax the muscles, increasing blood flow.
Hot Stone Massage can benefit both the client and the therapist. The hardness of the stone itself assists in deep tissue massage, and the warmth and pressure from the stone creates less stress on the joints of the therapist’s hands. Massage therapists will find that heated stones may help reduce the overuse injuries overall that many bodyworkers face.
After taking this course, you will understand the many applications, benefits, and safety precautions of hot stone massage. This course will prepare you to perform a full body hot stone massage, as well as teach the proper protocol in keeping your clients safe and comfortable. Additionally, we will reference how to use the stones to treat for injuries such as: medial and lateral epicondylitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, headaches and sinus discomfort. Maintenance and proper stone care, cleanliness and sanitary storage will also be covered in this workshop.
This class will give you the skills, technique and safety information you need to implement this treatment immediately with your clients. You and your client will experience the benefits and effects of Hot Stone Therapy.
Come learn this deeply relaxing, and highly requested therapeutic treatment technique. This course will be held at the Gainesville School of Medical Massage and class size is limited to ensure each student receives personalized attention from the instructors.
About the Instructors
Jessica brings her many years of experience and passion for teaching to the field of massage therapy. Her desire for excellence has propelled her to grow the profession by providing high quality continuing education workshops.
In her practice, she provides massage therapy focused on long-term solutions to reduce pain and aid in stress management.
In addition to her years of private practice, she has obtained an Advanced Certification in Sports Massage and a Masters Level Medical Massage Certification. Jessica holds an Advanced Prenatal Massage Certification and is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor teaching new parents how to massage their babies while promoting bonding and attachment. Jessica is also a Trauma Sensitive Yoga instructor. Most recently, she has accepted a position at a luxury spa where she performs hot stone massages on a regular basis.
Jackie has been teaching massage therapy since 1987, both at the Florida School of Massage as well as The Gainesville School of Medical Massage. Her areas of expertise and teaching are in Kinesiology, Orthopedic/Sports Massage, Professional boundaries and Ethics, and Business Skills.
Jackie has combined her love of (and participation in) sports with her 37 years as a practicing massage therapist. By specializing in treating injuries and chronic tension patterns in her clients, she integrates her clinical experience in the classroom. Her love of teaching and passion for understanding the bio-mechanics of movement create a multidimensional approach for her students.
Jackie has been consistently integrating hot and cold stones into her private practice for the past 10 years, complementing her approach to treating soft tissue injuries. Her clients love the deeply relaxing and soothing effects of stone therapy.
Jackie is the owner of Advanced Massage Professionals; a 12 person professional group practice in Gainesville, Fl. since 1994.
What participants say about our Hot Stone workshops…“
“I had high expectations for this class and the class far exceeded them. It was wonderful!!!
“This was a great 2-day workshop. Many other massage CE courses feel long and drawn out, where most things could have been done in less time. This course was well worth the time and was necessary”
“The instructors broke things into useful chunks, were available during hands-on and made using the stones feel very doable for me”.
“This Hot Stone Therapy Workshop was informative, the instructors were very good at staying on track and keeping control of the class. I’ve taken CE’s for 35 years and this on is in my top 5”
“I felt like I could immediately incorporate the work into my existing practice”