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$45 members / $75 non-members     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.

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

LCEU0003470; MS #526


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.