Chronic Pain Management


5 CE Hours


To study pain and its alleviation is to journey into the relationships between the body, mind and spirit. Get a quick review of the most essential points all massage therapists need to know to be more grounded, compassionate and effective in their work with people in chronic pain.

In this course, you will learn:

  • how a client's mind, body and spirit can affect their relationship with chronic pain
  • the key neurological elements involved in chronic pain
  • the "relaxation response" and why it's useful in chronic pain management
  • pain regulation therapies and their possible benefits for clients in chronic pain
  • the primary relationship between nutrition and chronic pain

Course Reviews

Kristin Gaulin, LMT, NCTMB

I deal with many patients on a daily basis struggling with chronic pain.This course presented information that will be very useful in viewing these cases in a different, more understanding light. I have used the Institute before and have always been extremely pleased. Would definitely use again and recommend to others. Thank you!!

Deborah McKinley, LMT

Have been a professional massage therapist for many years. This course was very informative and professional. It brought back many conditions and treatments I had forgotten about. I appreciate the thoroughness and quickness of your institute in allowing me to get my CEU's needed to renew my license.

Rebecca Mabe, LMT, NCTMB

Excellent course for any massage therapist or anyone dealing with chronic pain. There are great tips to suggest for clients with chronic pain. Personally, I struggle with arthritis/inflammation pain and this article has given me some new treatment options to investigate for myself. Useful information presented clearly and concisely!

Karen Bush, LMT

I really appreciate how the course includes a wide variety of holistic options in terms of supplements, foods/herbs and therapies.

Judith Dean, RN, DSci., NCTMB, CHt Former Chair, National Certificatio

Having taught in-depth Neurology in Nursing; developed Continuing Education programs;as a Practicing Massage Therapist; a current Medical Hypnotherapist and former writer of test questions...... my evaluation: -the explanation of the pain process, the supporting physiology and the presentation style were among the easiest to understand and by far the best for student learning. -The flow of content was consistent and went from simple to complex in nature but still understandable -The test questions were constructed appropriately with the exception of #'s 10 & 21". Put "it" and "to" in the stem of the question to reduce redundancy in the foils. Kudos to the writer. Well done indeed !!

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  • Manual - 27 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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