Massage Therapy for Substance Addiction

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Welcome to Massage Therapy for Substance Addiction

My name is Michael and I am your NCBTMB Approved continuing education provider. Thanks for taking my course!

To earn your 3 hours of continuing education credit you must read this course (easy) and then take a short quiz on what you read (less easy, but honestly, still not hard).

Taking the quiz
You will find the link to take the quiz at the end of the course.

Target Audience
This continuing education course has been designed to meet the educational needs of massage therapists.

Degree of Difficulty
Beginner/Entry Level

Course type
Text (written material)

Course Description
This course is designed to offer a detailed introduction to the use of massage therapy as a complementary treatment for individuals that are currently in treatment for alcohol/drug addiction. In this course, we examine the physiological and psychological effects of recovery from chemical addiction and the specific application of massage therapy for these conditions.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this home study continuing education course, the massage practitioner should be able to:

  • Identify the physiological effects of delirium tremens (also called DTs) and other withdrawal conditions.
  • Describe how massage therapy can be used as a safe and healthy psychological coping mechanism for individuals in addiction recovery.
  • Describe how the effects of massage on the levels of dopamine and serotonin production are beneficial to people in addiction recovery.

This course is presented for educational purposes only. It was developed and marketed specifically for massage therapists that are required to obtain continuing education hours for licensing purposes. The author is not giving medical, legal or other professional advice.

This course is classified as “Cognitive” learning, meaning that there is no hands-on portion.

12 Hour Daily Limit
Please be advised that our school limits our students to 12 hours of continuing education per day (four of our 3-hour courses). So if you need 36 hours of continuing education be prepared to space it out over three days.