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This article does not constitute professional advice. You are responsible for ensuring that any new modalities, techniques, or products you use comply with your state's defined scope of practice and standard of care for massage therapy. (See

Explore the benefits of stone massage for headaches and neck pain. Find out what massage therapists need to know about this specialized technique including contraindications and the safety issues. Learn the proper care and equipment protocols for stone massage.


When you finish this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the proper care and handling of the equipment needed for hot and cold stone massage. 
  • Identify benefits of hot and cold stone massage for headaches and neck pain. 
  • Explain contraindications for using stones in massage. 
  • Identify common safety issues related to offering hot stone massage.

About the author(s)

Dale Montelione Grust is a Licensed Massage Therapist in New York with more than 30 years of experience. She teaches stone massage based on the therapeutic value of using stones as a tool without compromising the wrists and hands. Her work is focused on helping therapists deliver deep relief for clients while minimizing the effort to achieve this result.

Course Expiration

Please note that you must complete each AMTA online learning course and pass the exam one year from the date of purchase. If you do not complete the course and pass the exam within one year, you will be required to re-purchase the course.

Online courses expire one year from the date of purchase. When a course expires, you will no longer have access to the course materials and will be required to re-purchase the course.

Course Approval Codes

LCEU0003478; MS #566


This course contains information that is proprietary. None of the material contained within this course may be used without the express written permission of AMTA unless otherwise indicated in the course. As a reminder, before practicing any new modalities or techniques, check with your state’s massage therapy regulatory authority to ensure they are within the state’s defined scope of practice for massage therapy.


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