Starting Your Massage Private Practice: A Step-by-Step Guide to Success

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Explore this step-by-step guide on how to build your private massage therapy practice from the ground up. Designed for those that are just beginning or have been in the business for years, this course identifies the three major phases to keep in mind to successfully start and maintain your massage therapy business.  


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

  • Identify the three major phases of practice creation;
  • Explain how each phase affects the next and why following each step is crucial for success;
  • Assess information gained from each step that can be used for writing a business plan and marketing.

About the author(s)

Kelly Bowers, LMBT has been teaching business to massage therapists and students as a continuing education provider in professional training programs for over 19 years. She has published three books on business, including "The Accidental Business Owner - A Friendly Guide to Success for Health and Wellness Practitioners.”

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.

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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.