Ethics for Massage Therapists: A Comprehensive Overview

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Gain a thorough understanding of ethical practice, and how it can help build strong, trusting relationships with your clients. Explore ethical dilemmas, and how to resolve them to maintain a safe, successful practice. Learn guidelines for ethical use of social media. 

This course counts towards NCBTMB’s Ethics credit requirement. 


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

  • Define ethics and how it leads to a safe, successful practice.
  • List ethical boundaries and how to maintain them.
  • Describe ethical pitfalls and how to handle them.
  • Explain how to ethically use social media for a massage practice.

About the author(s)

Nancy W. Dail, BA, LMT, BCTMB is the founder and director of the Downeast School of Massage in Waldoboro, Maine. She was the lead author of Kinesiology for Manual Therapies published by McGraw-Hill in 2011. 

Julie Goodwin, LMT, is a longtime massage therapy educator, the author of Touch & Movement: Palpation and Kinesiology for Massage Therapists, and creator of She is a 2018 Inductee into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame. 

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 expire one year from the date of purchase. When a course expires, you will no longer have access to the course materials and will be required to re-purchase the course.

Course Approval Codes

LCEU0003436; MS #234


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.


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.