Self-Care for Massage Therapists: Injury Prevention

Self-Care for Massage Therapists: Injury Prevention

Author(s): Sandra Anderson

2CE credits 7 Lessons Text

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.

  1. Introduction to Self-Care
  2. Warming Up
  3. Cooling Down
  4. Preventive Lifestyle Choices
  5. Early Signs of Injury
  6. Developing A Self-Care Plan
  7. Resources

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.