Dealing with Ethical Gray Areas in Massage Therapy

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In your massage therapy practice you will encounter ethical problems and issues for which you do not have straightforward solutions. Codes of ethics for the massage therapy profession will help clarify these ethical gray areas, but rarely give you a “black and white” solution. This course shows you how to use codes of ethics and a decision-making model to determine solutions for your professional ethical problems.

This course counts towards NCBTMB’s Ethics credit requirement. 


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

  • Define morals, values and ethics.
  • List steps in the ethical decision-making process.
  • Discuss what questions to ask when evaluating solutions to ethical problems.
  • Apply the decision-making model to professional ethical dilemmas.

About the author(s)

Jean E. Middleswarth, MSW, NCTMB, LMBT is an experienced psychotherapist and massage therapist. She is active in ethics and standards leadership with both AMTA and NCBTMB. 

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

MSP #61; LCEU0003433


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.