Ayurvedic Massage Fundamentals


6 CE Hours

Course Options:

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


Ayurveda is one of the oldest systems of health and healing in the world. Ayurvedic massage works on both the physical and mental levels, transmitting a life-giving energy that assists all systems of the body to repair and renew themselves.

Learn how Ayurvedic massage helps balance the body and mind. Through clear language and beautiful illustrations, this home study CE course describes how an expert practitioner performs Ayurvedic assessment and massage for a variety of clients including those who are pregnant, in labor, in postpartum and providing infant care. This course includes the benefits, key terms, indications and contraindications for Ayurvedic massage and recipes for creating your own Ayurvedic fragrant oils, nourishing facial creams, masks and clay baths. Applicable to all types of practice and especially valuable for massage therapists who provide spa services.

Through this course, you will learn:

  • the definition of Ayurveda, dosha, vikriti and marmas
  • the characteristics of vata, pitta and kapha
  • indications for and benefits of Ayurvedic massage
  • factors that increase balance or imbalance to each dosha
  • the main points used to perform pulse diagnosis
  • primary techniques and sequences used in a full-body Ayurvedic massage
  • Ayurvedic massage techniques used in pregnancy, labor, post-partum and infant massages
  • how to prepare a traditional Indian beauty treatment

Course Reviews

Deborah Caudle, CMT

I have always been attracted to Ayurvedic practices and principles and appreciate this course. It was perfect in it's detail and not too overwhelming that I was able to understand the text. Thank you. I enjoyed it very much! I look forward to my continued studies with you in the future.

B. Budesheim, LMT, NCTMB

Fabulous course. Ayurvedic information I had not come across before. Author's in depth knowledge and intimacy with these teachings was evident and appreciated.

Carrie Bobis, LMT

Great topic!!! I love the eastern traditional ideas regarding massage and medicine. Love acupressure and traditional tai massage info too. Thanks!

Amy Dittsworth, LMT

I was really surprised by the descriptions of the hand-on portion of the course. Easy to read and understand. I have a much broader understanding of Ayurveda and the marma points. Thank you.

Theresa Kay Valentin, LMT, NCTMB

I am glad to have the text to refer back to for information. This course was very informative. The recipes for the oils used will be extremely helpful in my practice.

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  • Text - 152 pages
  • Multiple-choice test - if you prefer to test online please select the "test 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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