Provide stone therapy massage

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver SIBBSPA504A, 'Provide stone therapy massage'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

1 Consult with client and plan the treatment.

1.1 Consult in a polite and friendly manner to determine client expectations while gaining trust and maintaining confidentiality.

1.2 Encourage client to ask questions and clarify points that may arise.

1.3 Explain stone therapy massage, and treatment objectives and outcomes that would meet client’s needs.

1.4 Identify and evaluate client’s relevant medical history, contraindications, physical condition and lifestyle.

1.5 Identify relevant contraindications, discuss with client and refer to appropriateprofessional where required.

1.6 Assess and discuss options and limitations for future treatments, according to client characteristics and contraindications.

1.7 Record, explain and confirm treatment plan with client.

2 Prepare for stone therapy massage.

2.1 Prepare client for treatment, ensuring client’s modesty and privacy at all times.

2.2 Immerse hot stones in water in a temperature-adjustable stone heater placed for easy access during treatment.

2.3 Prepare bowl of iced water to lower stone temperature where required, and place for easy access during treatment.

3 Provide stone therapy massage.

3.1 Apply massage oil to selected body areas.

3.2 Select stones from heating unit and pass between hands, laying the warmed hands on client’s skin to commence skin warming.

3.3 Place one stone to check client’s temperature tolerance and lower stone temperature in iced water where required, before placing stones against client’s skin.

3.4 Use hot stones to perform a gentle effleurage massage sequence on selected body areas according to the treatment plan.

3.5 Place hot and cold stones on selected body areas for defined periods, according to agreed treatment plan.

3.6 Check client’s comfort and wellbeing at regular intervals during treatment, according to workplace procedures.

3.7 Recognise adverse reactions that occur during the treatment and take necessaryaction.

3.8 Ensure treatment stages are carried out in line with expected treatment time frames.

3.9 Confirm client satisfaction with the treatment.

4 Follow post-treatment procedures.

4.1 Monitor client in a relaxing environment according to workplace procedures.

4.2 Identify adverse effects and respond as required.

4.3 Provide post-treatment care according to client needs and workplace procedures.

5 Advise on further treatments.

5.1 Evaluate outcomes of treatment and make recommendations for furthertreatments.

5.2 Advise client of suitable home-care products and appropriate lifestyle changes.

5.3 Explain and demonstrate home-care product use as required.

5.4 Adjust client treatment plan.

5.5 Rebook client according to the plan.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SIBBSPA504A appears in the following qualifications: