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Fascial Therapy: Techniques for Massage Therapists

$60.00 members / $100.00 nonmembers     4.0 credit hours

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Fascial therapy is a complex approach, so learn how to select the appropriate technique for your clients and their health goals. Review anatomy and get information on individual techniques you can add to your massage therapy skill set.

AMTA’s Fascial Therapy Continuing Education Program is designed to give massage therapists a comprehensive look at fascial therapy and how they can integrate it into their massage practice. The program includes three online CE courses that explain the fundamentals of this approach and a hands-on workshop to learn and practice new techniques.

Scope of Practice

Check with your massage therapy regulatory body to ensure you are in compliance with the defined scope of practice before considering study or practice of any new method or modality. Find your state massage therapy regulatory board.


Take an in-depth look at fascial therapy techniques, how fascia works in the body and various fascial techniques with hints on how to choose the technique that will work for you and your massage clients. In addition, access information on how to extend the benefits of fascial therapy. When you complete this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the role of movement re-education for maintaining the value of fascial therapy and its effect due to the full-body nature of fascia. 
  • Describe vasomotor response and its role in fascial therapy.
  • Define the benefits of fascial therapy for specific disorders citing studies.
  • Formulate the appropriate fascial therapy approach for each individual client.
  • Distinguish between different approaches to the current field of fascial therapy and fascial therapy and massage.
  • Describe fascial therapy techniques and mobilization strokes.
  • Explain how adjunct therapies using equipment and exercises ensure long-term preventive care for clients. 

The AMTA Fascial Therapy Continuing Education Program is an introductory learning tool to help massage therapists explore the complex nature of fascial therapy. As with any specialty, continue to broaden your knowledge on the subject of fascial therapy by taking additional continuing education and staying current with research.


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.

About the author(s)

Martha Brown Menard PhD, CMT, is a health care research scientist, author, and educator. Dr. Menard is the author of Making Sense of Research, a guide to research literacy that is used as an introductory textbook and includes a chapter on developing and evaluating case reports. She has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Virginia and Georgetown University, where she teaches a course on critical evaluation of the CAM research literature. In 2008, she started a consulting firm, Sigma Applied Research, specializing in program evaluation, research design, and data analysis. Sigma is a partner with the Massage Therapy Association of British Columbia in developing an open source repository of case reports. 

Steve Jurch has worked in the clinical or sports environment for 20 years. He has 17 years of teaching experience, including directing a massage therapy program and teaching continuing education both nationally and internationally. He has a master's degree in sports medicine and authored a clinical massage textbook.

Course approval codes

LCEU0001780, MS #220

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 are non-refundable. AMTA will not cover fees incurred from duplicate payments, insufficient funds, stopped payments or credit/debit cards over credit limits.

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