AMTA Gives Back 100,000 Hours of Free Self-Care CE
As the largest non-profit massage therapy association, AMTA believes in giving back and has now provided 100,000 free self-care CE hours to the profession. We value the importance of self-care for massage therapists, who (like many wellness professionals), often put the needs of their clients ahead of their own.
To help massage therapists take charge of their self-care, AMTA collaborated with Massage Envy on a comprehensive set of free online continuing education courses designed to help massage therapists stay in top condition. AMTA worked with leading experts, including researchers, clinicians, physicians, and massage therapy practitioners, to develop two free online continuing education courses on body mechanics and injury prevention.
AMTA’s Free Self-Care Continuing Education
Self-Care for Massage Therapists: Body Mechanics
3 CE Credits
A solid understanding of body mechanics—or biomechanics—gives massage therapists the tools to provide effective massage therapy with efficiency, reducing the impact to their body while delivering therapeutic care.
Self-Care for Massage Therapists: Injury Prevention
2 CE Credits
Self-care is important for all professions, but especially massage therapists. 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.
Rick Boden Healer at Heart: $10,000 Scholarship
Rick Boden was a massage therapist, educator and Massage Envy franchisee who believed self-care to be the foundation for long-term success in a profession that can be physically demanding. This belief led him to develop Massage Envy’s Self-Care Commitment, which launched in the Massage Envy franchise network in 2017.
Soon after, in collaboration with AMTA, the CE program was made available to all massage therapists and massage therapy students free of charge. AMTA is proud to honor Rick’s dedication to self-care with the Rick Boden Healer at Heart Scholarship, in partnership with Massage Envy.
AMTA and Massage Envy will award one lucky student a $10,000 scholarship!
To apply, complete the application and in, a few sentences explain how you plan to incorporate self-care into your massage therapy practice and how this will help you promote the health of others. Applications are due May 31, 2019.