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Experiential Ethics

6 CE Hours - E1011

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  1. The presentation of the subject was clear and to the point.
  2. Content was interesting to me.
  3. I gained new knowledge.
  4. The materials held my attention.
  5. I can use this information in my practice.
  6. This program met my personal expectations.
  7. Overall quality of course content and materials were excellent.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- Lucille Byrant, LMT, NCTMB

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

- Irma Molina, 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

Excellent, thank you. Very practical information.

- Christine Riley, 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

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

- Johanna Gierhart-Straub, LMT

Lots of great information. Thank you for this course!

- Jean Nottage Van Horn, LMP

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

- Jedadia Ketchabaw, LMT

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


  • 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.


Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch holds a Masters Degree in Nursing and has been practicing as a nurse since 1974. She is currently a Registered Nurse in the state of Arkansas. Additionally, Ms. Burch studied under many of today's leaders in massage therapy and bodywork during the 1980s, became Nationally Certified through the NCBTMB in 1993 and holds a professional membership with the AMTA.

As founder of Health Positive!, Ms. Burch has created over 60 home study nursing and massage continuing education programs, performed over 65 public, live educational presentations, has written two published books, served as a member on the NCBTMB Continuing Education committee and was a founding member of the National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists.

Sharon is an instructor on many of the Institute's programs and has authored and co-authored various ethics courses and additional titles such as Touch for the Seriously Ill, Stress Reduction Through Bodywork, Staying Well – Naturally, Cardiopulmonary Health and Illness, Chronic Pain Management, Marketing Massage in Four Easy Steps, Preventing Medical Errors, HIV Update for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers, Understanding HIV, Massage for Edema and more.

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