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Massage Therapists & Early Skin Cancer Detection


According to the American Cancer Society, more than 3.5 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every year. As summer nears, massage therapists are in a unique position to help clients with early detection.

For Skin Cancer Awareness Month, here are resources to help massage therapists understand the role they can play in the early detection of skin cancer.

Video CE: Talking To Your Clients About Skin Cancer

Explore how massage therapists can be the first line of defense against skin cancer. Take this online video CE course and learn the following: 

  • Define the basics of skin cancer and how it occurs 
  • Understand how to recognize the various types of skin cancer lesions 
  • Develop skills for talking to clients about an important but delicate subject 
  • Learn about resources to educate your clients on skin cancer detection and prevention 

Register for our Video CE: Your Clients + Skin Cancer »


Skin Deep: Massage Therapists & Early Detection of Skin Cancer

When discovered in the early stages, skin cancer is highly curable—and massage therapists are in the perfect position to help with early detection when they know what to look for. Learn about the different types of skin cancer, tips to identify melanoma, what massage therapists can do to help and tips to protect yourself against skin cancer.

Read the full article in Massage Therapy Journal »


AAD Resources for Your Massage Practice

AMTA partnered with the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) on downloadable resources for massage therapists, including spot message delivery tips and a spot infographic.

Spot Message Delivery Tips »

Spot Infographic »


Massage Therapy for Health & Wellness

25 Reasons to Get a Massage

Find a Trusted Massage Therapist

Research: Massage Therapy for Depression & Nausea in Cancer Patients

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