Experiential Ethics


6 CE Hours

Course Options:

  • Materials and Test Shipped to You
  • Text Materials Shipped and Test Online


Ideal for both established massage therapists who want to improve their new or current practice or massage therapy students, Experiential Ethics provides a comprehensive look at ethical issues commonly encountered in massage practices.

The course text, written by a massage therapist for massage therapists, shows how the principles of healthcare ethics directly correlate to the massage therapy profession, using the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) Code of Ethics as a framework. Real-life business issues and situations that arise in a practice are addressed from massage therapists that have a wide range of professional experience.

In this course, you will:

  • address the Universal Principles of healthcare ethics
  • analyze ethical situations
  • read about real-life ethical dilemmas and business issues
  • Special Ethical Considerations
  • correlate the 7 principles of medical ethics to the massage therapy profession
  • use the 7 principles of medical ethics to analyze and resolve ethical situations in one's own practice
  • apply insights from other practitioners' experiences to effectively handle inter-connected ethical, business and emotional experiences in the massage therapy profession

Featured Reviews

There can't be enough written on this vital topic for massage therapists. Lee's perspective is based on what we really need to hear about - the actual experiences we face.

- Dianne Polseno, LPN, LMT, Ethics Educator & Columnist

The course was informative and straightforward; I really enjoyed it and it was a great refresher

- Lisa Hall

Very well written and thought provoking! It was nice to see issues I have encountered addressed and discussed. I'm not alone!

- Lisa M. Bengtson, CMT, NCTMB, AMTA - Byram Therapeutic Massage

This course helped me to better understand the ethical system in which we need to establish credibility in our profession. I enjoyed reading the "Real-Life Wisdom" the scenarios were a great way to confirm the ethical principles.

- Patrica A. Grantz - Pelham, NH

Having been in practice for more than 30 years (& taken numerous ethics courses for re-certification), I appreciate the refreshing choices of ethics credit options (that are not the usual dry content) that are available at the Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies. THANKS!

- Ronda Throne, LMT

Great course,very enlightend from taking this course.Recommend the textbook for this course be used in massage schools.

- Jedadia Ketchabaw, LMT

Lots of great information. Thank you for this course!

- Jean Nottage Van Horn, LMP

Though I knew most of the things I read about, it was an excellent refresher course and am glad it is required for renewal of the NCBTMB credential. It helps us re-evaluate our standing with our clients and keep our profession in perspective. To me, hands-on is the way to go as you get more impact in the learning process, yet, having on-line courses is an excellent way to go when the courses you want or need don't match your schedule, not in the area, or you forgot until the last minute. This is my first on-line course and have thoroughly enjoyed it, thank you.

- Regina Driggs, LMP

Ii was pleasantly surprised at the great quality of material provided with the course.

- Johanna Gierhart-Straub, LMT

This is the best course on Ethics that I have taken. It is about massage therapy by a therapist. Making it easier to read and understand the material and really relate it to my practice.

- Denise Chapman, LMT

Excellent, thank you. Very practical information.

- Christine Riley, LMT

This was very well done. It was very helpful to read and evaluate according to my own needs. It gave me a lot of insight, and increased my self-awareness.

- Regina Rourk Childress, LMT

It was very easy to ready and no issues taking the test.

- Irma Molina, LMT

This was one book I enjoyed reading, not only to gather CE credits, but to read and enjoy. Thanks!

- Lucille Byrant, LMT, NCTMB

Ethics is a difficult subject to conceptualize. I think this course was one of the better ones that I have been exposed to.

- Stephen Philbrick, LMT, NCTMB

AT first I thought the material was uninteresting. However all the information was accurate and relevant. The Special Topics section produced more curiosity on my part. Then the Test really made me look more deeply into the application of the ethics principles as they were explained in the text. I appreciate this course, and thank the author for it. Also, your organization has provided me with a valuable way to earn the CEUs that I need for my Massage License, and my practice. Thank you.

- Ann Kyle


  • Text - 80 pages
  • Multiple-choice test - if you prefer to complete this program online please select the "Materials: Available online + Test: Available online" option
  • Certificate upon completion - if you prefer to print your certificate at home instantly, please select the online option

Display Certificates suitable for framing are available for $10 in addition to the certificate included with your tuition. Click here to order a Display Certificate.


The Institute is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Approved Provider 049478-00.

Credits also accepted by the AMTA, ABMP and NAHA.

For information regarding your specific state massage license requirements and approvals, visit our Massage Therapy Continuing Education Requirements page by clicking here.

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