Chair & Ethics Package


11 CE Hours

Course Options:

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


This package contains two courses: Introduction to Chair Massage (7 hours) and Ethics Related to Chair Massage (4 hours).

The first program in this package provides key conceptual preparation and encouragement to seek additional hands-on training in seated massage, and reviews core elements that will benefit experienced seated massage practitioners. Through text, photos, case studies and sample forms, explore an expert's recommendations for equipment, communication, documentation and body mechanics. The textbook also provides detailed instructions and photos for numerous seated massage routines.

The second program in this package presents key ethics concepts related to seated massage including safety considerations; recommended products for sanitation; contraindications, setting your fees; establishing contracts; identifying target markets and choosing effective promotional strategies.

This course provides 2 ethics hours in NCBTMB Standard I: Professionalism and 2 ethics hours in Standard IV: Business Practices.

Course Reviews

Felicia Wilkes, LMT

This course was very easy to read and understand. The references and pictures provided valuable details to fully understand the content. I can use all the knowledge presented in this course in my massage practice.

Sarah McDermott, LMT

The questions were only for the first 6 chapters of the book. There are 13 chapters. So that was strange. The book is very interesting and easy to read. It is educational even for an experienced LMT, with great tips for protecting my hands during chair massage! Thank you!

Julie Heinzman, LMT

The book "Therapeutic Chair Massage" by R. Stephens is one of the best massage books out there. I learned things that are important for table massage as well chair massage.

Kathryn Nuzum, BCTMB

Although I no longer do chair massage, there was so much very informative, technical, and valuable information for anyone interested in doing chair massage. It has proven a valuable modality for marketing, promotion, benefit massage, specific special situations, quick fixes, and “thank you” massage. I recommend this for a complete massage package!

Manal Shinouda, LMT

Thank you so much, it was an amazing exam which helped refresh my memory

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  • Text - 304 pages
  • Multiple-choice tests - if you prefer to test online please select the "test online" option
  • Certificate upon completion of each course - 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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