SHBBSPA003 - Provide stone therapy massages

Unit code: SHBBSPA003 | Study level: TAFE
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Overview

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide full body massages with hot and cold stones.  It requires the ability to establish priorities with clients, and synthesise knowledge of anatomy and physiology, skin science and lifestyle factors to select pre-heated stones, design massage and provide the treatment. Stone massage therapy can be an individual treatment or form part of a series of treatments.

This unit applies to beauty and spa therapists who work in day, destination and resort spas and beauty salons. In this environment they work in a team but are responsible for individual client recommendations and treatment.

Assessment

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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:

  • communicate, follow and adjust treatment plans to provide six safe and appropriate stone therapy massages for clients of differing height, weight and age;
  • design, record and update treatment plans and records for each client using correct anatomical terminology;
  • maintain temperature of stones to suit each client’s temperature tolerance;
  • sequence stone therapy routine to maximise benefits for each client;
  • adapt massage routine to stone therapy and each client needs;
  • present self, according to organisational policy, and;
  • comply with health and hygiene regulations and requirements.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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