Scar Tissue and Massage

$45.00 members / $75.00 nonmembers     3.0 CE credits

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Managing scars from surgery or other events can be a quality of life issue for many clients. Massage can be an appropriate integrative therapy for clients with scar tissues. Explore the fundamentals of scarring, and the special considerations to keep in mind, when working with clients affected by scars.


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

  • Discuss the various types of scars and the stages of tissue repair.
  • Create a successful intake process for clients with scarring.
  • Describe the contraindications for this special client population.
  • Identify appropriate techniques to be used during the massage therapy session.

About the author(s)

Pete Whitridge is a licensed massage therapist and a faculty member at several massage schools around the country. He teaches myofascial, ethics and business building workshops.

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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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