Free Online Massage CE Courses

Further your career with these free online massage CE courses. 

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FREE Self-Care CE

Self-Care for Massage Therapists: Body Mechanics

$0 members / $0 non-members  3 CE credits

An understanding of body mechanics gives massage therapists the tools to provide effective massage therapy while reducing the impact on their bodies.

Self-Care for Massage Therapists: Injury Prevention

$0 members / $0 non-members  2 CE credits

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.

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FREE Self-Care CE

Self-Care for Massage Therapists: Body Mechanics

$0 members / $0 non-members  3 CE credits

An understanding of body mechanics gives massage therapists the tools to provide effective massage therapy while reducing the impact on their bodies.

Self-Care for Massage Therapists: Injury Prevention

$0 members / $0 non-members  2 CE credits

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.

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12 Self-Care Secrets

$60 members / $100 non-members  4 CE credits

Learn how to integrate mind, body and spirit through this simple 12-step program designed to make balance an integral part of your daily life.

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FREE Business & Marketing CE

Attracting Business Clients: Part I- Start-up and Retention 

$0 members / $0 non-members  2 CE credits

Specific actions can help get massage therapy clients in the door and ensure they return. Learn unique ways to plan your marketing for a start-up clientele and for repeat business.

Attracting Business Clients: Part II-Expansion and Recovery 

$0 members / $0 non-members  2 CE credits

All businesses go through cycles. This course addresses the cycles of expansion and recovery and how to assess your business to formulate a plan you can use to address your business building needs—whether for expansion or to recover from a decline in business.

A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Malpractice 

$0 members / $0 non-members  2 CE credits

Learn how you can protect yourself from legal malpractice action. This course includes actions you should take if you suspect you’ll be sued — or if it comes to pass that you are actually sued.

Grow Your Practice: Teach Wellness Classes 

$0 members / $0 non-members  3 CE credits

Learn how to confidently deliver presentations and courses about health and wellness that will help to improve success with current massage therapy clients and cultivate new clients.

Growing a Thriving Practice—Systems for Success 

$0 members / $0 non-members  3 CE credits

Effective communication with your massage therapy clients can be the key to a successful massage therapy practice. Learn innovative ways to build business success through personal interactions. 

Insurance Reimbursement and Massage Therapy 

$0 members / $0 non-members  3 CE credits

Explore how to work with insurers and other healthcare payors on reimbursements. Understand the entire process including steps to begin, organizations involved, and managing denials.

It's Your Business-Understanding Business Concepts 

$0 members / $0 non-members  3 CE credits

Determine ways to limit liability for your massage therapy practice through the business entity you choose, contracts and forms. Also learn how ethical behavior, negotiations and insurance can be key to the success of your massage therapy practice.

Making Your Mark-Guerilla Marketing for Massage Therapists 

$0 members / $0 non-members  3.5 CE credits

Delve into a number of inexpensive marketing tools, techniques and ideas—including the Internet and social media—that will help you build a successful massage practice.

Planning for Tomorrow to Help You Today 

$0 members / $0 non-members  1 CE credit

Budgeting and planning for the next fiscal year is an important aspect of any business; this session will focus on the fundamentals of why planning is so important.

Protecting Yourself from Malpractice 

$0 members / $0 non-members  2 CE credits

Common sense methods enable you both to prevent a malpractice lawsuit, protect yourself in the event of one, and ease your mind so you can provide clients with the best and safest care.

Resolving Conflict in Your Massage Office 

$0 members / $0 non-members  1 CE credit

This session discusses several different leadership styles and personality types, how each manages conflict and how to manage conflict with each type in a constructive ad communicative way.

Taking Care of Your Taxes 

$0 members / $0 non-members  3 CE credits

Learn the benefits of an accounting system, including preparation of accurate income tax returns and managing information to more successfully run your massage therapy business.

Taxes for Massage Therapists 

$0 members / $0 non-members  2 CE credits 

Understand how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 affect your taxes. Learn what defines a business entity, how to file, and common tax deductions for massage therapists.

Additional Online CE

AMTA Online Sports Massage CE

A comprehensive series of courses to enhance your skills, learn new techniques and deepen your understanding of the science of sports massage.

FREE Ethics CE

Self-Evaluation for an Ethical Practice 

$0 members / $0 non-members  2 CE credits

This course explores why self-assessment is important and necessary in maintaining ethical boundaries.  This course counts towards NCBTMB’s  Ethics credit requirement.

Ethics for Massage Therapists: A Comprehensive Overview

$0 members / $0 non-members  3 CE credits

Explore ethical dilemmas, and how to resolve them to maintain a safe, successful practice. Learn guidelines for the ethical use of social media. 

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FREE Ethics CE

Self-Evaluation for an Ethical Practice 

$0 members / $0 non-members  2 CE credits

This course explores why self-assessment is important and necessary in maintaining ethical boundaries.  This course counts towards NCBTMB’s  Ethics credit requirement.

Ethics for Massage Therapists: A Comprehensive Overview

$0 members / $0 non-members  3 CE credits

Explore ethical dilemmas, and how to resolve them to maintain a safe, successful practice. Learn guidelines for the ethical use of social media. 

Sports Massage: Ethics and Building Trust

$0 members / $0 non-members  2.5 CE credits

Learn about transference, countertransference, special confidentiality requirements and workplace challenges, as well as how to manage vulnerabilities and boundary issues that arise in this specialty.

Dealing with Ethical Gray Areas in Massage Therapy

$0 members / $0 non-members  2 CE credits

This course shows you how to use codes of ethics and a decision-making model to determine solutions for your professional ethical problems.

Ethical Dilemmas Fully Exposed

$0 members / $0 non-members  1 CE credit 

Explore real scenarios that demonstrate the ethical decisions massage therapists make every day. Topics include: scope of practice, professionalism, transference, and dual relationships.

Ethics and the Power Differential

$0 members / $0 non-members  2 CE credits

Determine how power affects the massage therapist and client relationship. Explore how power is defined, amplified and misused in this type of relationship and how ethical monitoring of the power differential can improve your client’s satisfaction, ease and build trust.

From the Client's Perspective: Marketing, Policies and Ethics of your Practice

$0 members / $0 non-members  2 CE credits

Explore the client’s view of your marketing efforts, physical location and business policies. Learn how the ethics of your policies can affect client perceptions.

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Creating Healthy Boundaries

$45 members / $75 non-members  3 CE credits

Increasing your awareness of both a massage client’s and your own boundaries, you improve the therapeutic relationship and avoid many inadvertent slips into unethical behavior.

A Holistic Model for Ethical Practice

$30 members / $50 non-members  2 CE credits

Explore a holistic model for working with ethical dilemmas. This course incorporates the concept of mindfulness or the practice of being present in the moment. 

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FREE Master the Classroom for Massage Educators CE

Understanding Competencies

$0 members / $0 non-members  2 CE credits

What are competencies, how they are created and how they can be used in the classroom? This course explores how they can be used in the classroom and why they are critical to the success of our students.

Building Blocks: Basics of Effective Teaching

$0 members / $0 non-members  2 CE credits

Gain an overview of adult learning foundational and theoretical principles and theories. Lessons include what is known about how adults learn and ways that these theories and ideas can be applied in the classroom.

Assessing Skills and Abilities through Oral and Practical Exams

$0 members / $0 non-members  4 CE credits

The learning objectives of this course explain how to align student assessments with the knowledge, skills and abilities they are expected to grasp from a course.

Creating an Environment for Learning

$0 members / $0 non-members  3 CE credits

Key elements for creating an environment for learning with an emphasis on looking at the role communication and classroom management has on learning, as well as ways to manage challenges you may encounter in the classroom.

Key Elements of Effective Course Planning

$0 members / $0 non-members  2 CE credits

Lessons include laying the groundwork for successful course planning, developing learning objectives, writing a syllabus and lesson plans, learning assessments and the importance of reflection to bring it all together.

Nuts and Bolts: Basic Elements of Instructional Design

$0 members / $0 non-members  3.5 CE credits

Learn how to design an effective and exciting class. The first part introduces the standard instructional design model called the ADDIE model. It also includes a working knowledge of relevant learning theories.

Additional Online CE

AMTA Online Fascial Therapy CE

Explore the science of fascia, contraindications and techniques with AMTA's suite of Fascial Therapy courses.

FREE Research CE

IMTRC: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic with Massage Therapy

$0 members / $0 non-members  2 CE credits 

As the United States struggles with an epidemic of opioid use and its devastating effects on lives, society and the economy, it's important to consider the role massage therapy can play in pain management.

IMTRC: Anxiety Disorders and Massage Therapy

$0 members / $0 non-members  1 CE credits 

Learn about research on the acute effects of Swedish massage therapy (SMT) as a monotherapy for the treatment of subjects with generalized anxiety disorder.

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FREE Research CE

IMTRC: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic with Massage Therapy

$0 members / $0 non-members  2 CE credits 

As the United States struggles with an epidemic of opioid use and its devastating effects on lives, society and the economy, it's important to consider the role massage therapy can play in pain management.

IMTRC: Anxiety Disorders and Massage Therapy

$0 members / $0 non-members  1 CE credits 

Learn about research on the acute effects of Swedish massage therapy (SMT) as a monotherapy for the treatment of subjects with generalized anxiety disorder.

IMTRC: Arthritis and Massage Therapy

$0 members / $0 non-members  1 CE credit  

Explore research on the effects of massage therapy as a stand-alone treatment for pain and functional outcomes for those with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

IMTRC: Breast Cancer and Massage Therapy

$0 members / $0 non-members  1 CE credit 

Learn how myofascial massage is a promising treatment to address chronic pain and mobility limitations following breast cancer surgery.

IMTRC: Health & Wellness: The Role of Integrative Therapies

$0 members / $0 non-members  1 CE credit

Massage therapy plays in an integrated approach to care for chronic musculoskeletal pain. Learn about NCCIH’s efforts to increase patient access to integrative therapies and ways massage therapists can be more involved in this work.

IMTRC: Low Back Pain and Massage

$0 members / $0 non-members  1 CE credit 

Hear how the Kentucky Pain Research and Outcomes Study evaluated massage therapy’s impact on pain, disability, and health-related quality of life for patients with chronic low back pain.

Reading a Research Article

$0 members / $0 non-members  3 CE credits 

To stay current in the massage therapy profession, research literacy is essential. Learn to read, evaluate and critique research, and to adapt these skills to write your own article.

Research and Massage Therapy

$0 members / $0 non-members  3 CE credits

Learn how to evaluate and incorporate research results into your massage therapy practice.

Research on and Treatment of Diabetes

$0 members / $0 non-members  2 CE credits

Review diabetes research that focuses on new approaches and the science behind them. Get tips on ways to connect and communicate with health care workers who have patients with diabetes.

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Highest Quality Massage Therapy Continuing Education

AMTA is one of the few providers that seeks pre-approval from state licensing boards on all CE courses offered. We go the extra mile to help you meet your state licensing needs.

AMTA is also a National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) approved provider, demonstrating a commitment to excellence in the massage therapy profession.

These two processes ensure that AMTA is offering the highest-quality education available.

Continuing education requirements vary for massage therapy licensing. Check with your regulatory board to confirm your specific continuing education needs.