Self-Care for Massage Therapists: Injury Prevention

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Self-care is important for all professions, but especially massage therapists. AMTA's self-care survey showed that about one-third of therapists have sustained an injury as a result of performing massage, and upwards of 90% of therapists say that they are in pain at any given time. 

Get an overview of self-care best practices and how you can incorporate them into your massages to help keep you healthy now and for years to come.

Free Self-Care for Massage Therapists

This course and Self-Care for Massage Therapists: Body Mechanics are free to all massage therapists. Learn more about this self-care program »


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

  • Design proper warm-up and cool down strategies incorporating passive, general, and focused therapies.
  • Incorporate a general fitness and strength building regimen as part of a self-care plan.
  • Employ an early detection strategy to prevent injury.

About the author(s)

Sandra Anderson, LMT has certifications in massage therapy, shiatsu, and Thai massage. For 12 years she instructed at the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in Tucson, AZ, and she has authored five textbooks.

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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.


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.


You are responsible for ensuring that any new modalities, techniques, or products you use comply with your state's defined scope of practice for massage therapy. (See While AMTA makes every attempt to present information that is beneficial to you and your massage therapy practice, the courses provided by AMTA are for educational purposes only and are not intended to cover every situation that you may encounter. Information presented here does not replace your independent judgment and that of your company and/or employer. AMTA does not endorse or approve, and AMTA assumes no responsibility for, the content, suitability, accuracy, or completeness of the information presented.


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