Massage Therapy for Clients with Diabetes

$60.00 members / $100.00 nonmembers     4.0 CE credits

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Review the types, risks, symptoms, treatment and complications of diabetes, including the effects of diabetes on pregnancies and the complementary adjunct therapies available. Learn methods to successfully expand your massage therapy practice to include clients with diabetes.

Related: Research on and Treatment of Diabetes | 2 CE Credits


Access extensive background on the types of diabetes as well as those at risk for the disease. In addition, learn the symptoms, treatments and common diseases and conditions that may arise when a massage client has diabetes.

Review research to determine the value of massage therapy for massage therapy clients with diabetes and methods for enlarging your practice to include clients with this condition. When you complete this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the role massage therapy can play for clients with diabetes and your practice.
  • Define the types of diabetes and the conditions that may arise for massage clients with diabetes.
  • Describe the risk factors and statistics for those with diabetes.
  • Describe treatments for clients with diabetes.
  • Describe the effects of diabetes on pregnancies.
  • Describe how to approach health care professionals who treat patients with diabetes.

About the author(s)

Nancy Porambo has been in private practice for 25 years, specializing in neuromuscular therapy and chronic pain. She completed graduate studies in 2002 and teaches in massage schools, as well as college-level psychology courses. Nancy is an advocate for massage licensing and is an AMTA past president.

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.


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.


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