Taking care of yourself is as important as taking care of your clients. The work of a massage therapist is demanding, so having a good self-care regimen in place is a necessity. Whether you're giving a massage, tending to business tasks or managing your home, AMTA has resources to help massage therapists stay healthy.
FREE Self-Care Continuing Education for the Massage Therapy Profession!
Take Care of Yourself & Earn 5 Free CE Credits
The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and Massage Envy collaborated on a comprehensive set of free online continuing education courses designed to help massage therapists take charge of their self-care.
Register for free self-care CE »
- Self-Care Techniques for Massage Therapists
Placing a priority on self-care helps you center yourself and reduce stress. It helps equip massage therapists for the stress of running a business or managing a career in addition to the strenuous physical effort.
- Time Management for Massage Therapists
Massage therapy is a demanding profession. Taking care of yourself is essential not only to your health but also to the longevity of your massage therapy career. Part of a good self-care program is learning time management skills so you don’t get burned out or injured.
- Client Handout: Practicing Meditation
- Use this client handout to help explain the benefits of massage therapy and provide great tips for self-care between massage sessions.
Related MTJ articles
Self-Care for Massage Therapists: Neck and Shoulders
Aug 22, 2017
7 Self-Care Strategies for Massage Therapists
May 23, 2017
Balancing Act: Work-Life Balance for Massage Therapists
Aug 16, 2016
Learn & Grow: Yoga for Massage Therapists
Feb 22, 2016
Playful Self-Care Techniques for Hands and Wrists
Nov 25, 2015
Self-care for Massage Therapists' Career Longevity
May 15, 2015
Make a Move: Incorporating Movement Into Massage Sessions
Aug 19, 2014
Work Smarter, Not Harder: Body Mechanics for Massage Therapists
Mar 7, 2014
Self-Care: Listening to Your Body
Nov 15, 2012
Don't Get Sidelined: Self-Care for Massage Therapists
May 15, 2012