New York Massage Therapy Continuing Education

State Board: New York State Board for Massage Therapy
CEs Required: 36 hours/ 3 years *
Required Qualifications: Didactic instruction may be provided by persons who are not licensed by New York State as massage therapists, but the practical application of such modalities and techniques must be done by licensed massage therapists, or those otherwise authorized when continuing education occurs within New York State.
Acceptable CE: Subject matter must contribute to professional and clinical massage therapy skills, as opposed to business practices.
Unacceptable CE: Reiki, Feldenkrais and Alexander Technique and appearance enhancement are not accepted by NY Sponsorship.
Entity Liable for Approving CE for State: State Board
CEs Allowed Online: 36
Mandatory Number of Hands-on CEs: None
State Board Website: http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/mt/

The Somatic Arts and Sciences Institute is sponsored by the NCBTMB to offer our online continuing education courses for New York State massage therapists. That means that when you take our courses you will receive certificates of completion from us AND from the NCBTMB.  The certificates from the NCBTMB are the ones you will give the state board, our certificates you can keep for your records.

You can complete all 36 hours online with us, and if you use our 12-hour package special it will only cost you $90.

These are the courses that are approved for New York

Science Courses (Anatomy and Pathology)

3 hrs for $25

Diseases of the Immune System for Massage Therapists

This course is a review of the diseases and disorders of the immune system.

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3 hrs for $25

Conditions of the Cardiovascular System for Massage Therapists

This course is a review of the diseases of the heart, blood, and blood vessels.

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3 hrs for $25

Conditions of the Nervous System for Massage Therapists

This course reviews the most common conditions of the Nervous system that you might encounter in your massage practice.

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3 hrs for $25

Musculoskeletal Pathology for Massage Therapists

This course you will be reviewing the most common muscular injuries encountered by massage therapists.

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3 hrs for $25

Controlling Infectious Agents in the Massage Room

This course reviews the importance of hygiene and sanitation standards and procedures in the massage practice.

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3 hrs for $25

HIVAIDS

This course will enable you to identify symptoms and know the different modes of HIV prevention, transmission, and treatment.

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3 hrs for $25

Massage Therapy and Sleep Disorders

This offers a detailed introduction to a variety of sleep disorders to familiarize the practitioner with them in order to raise their confidence when treating a client that has been diagnosed with one.

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3 hrs for $25

Fundamentals of Geriatric Massage

This course covers the basics of geriatric massage, including how to adapt your regular massage treatments to serve elderly clients, common health concerns and contraindications and mobility issues.

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3 hrs for $25

Introduction to Sports Stress Injuries

This course will enable you to identify the symptoms of common sports injuries including stress fractures of the foot, shin splints, tendonitis, runner's knee, hamstring injuries, tennis elbow, head injuries etc.

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3 hrs for $25

Pathology of the Integumentary System

This course describes several conditions of the skin that could be encountered in the course of a massage therapy career.

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3 hrs for $25

Massage Therapy and Sciatica

This course is a review of the symptoms and different potential causes of sciatic pain, as well as massage applications that are known to be effective in their treatment.

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3 hrs for $25

Massage Therapy and Lupus

This course provides massage practitioners with information about the manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus.

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3 hrs for $25

Massage Therapy and Fibromyalgia

This course details the symptoms of fibromyalgia, the areas of the body involved and the theoretical causes of the disease, as well as some useful information on the effectiveness of massage therapy for treating it.

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3 hrs for $25

Massage Therapy and Temporomandibular Joint Disorders

This course covers the different classifications of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (commonly called TMJD) and the primary causes of it.

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3 hrs for $25

Advanced Anatomical Language

This course is an in-depth study of the language of the health care industry. All of the basic anatomical terms are reviewed and expanded upon as well as the structure of anatomical words.

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Ethics Courses

3 hrs for $25

Continuity of Care in Massage Therapy

An introduction to the concept of continuity of care, a health care philosophy and practice that emphasizes interdisciplinary referrals and appropriate client transfer practices.

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3 hrs for $25.00

Understanding Power Differential in Massage Therapy

This course explores the power differential that exists in the therapeutic massage relationship and will address the ethical problems that could arise as a result.

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3 hrs for $25

Managing Dual Relationships

This course will enable you to identify the potential ethical problems that could arise when you are providing services to people who could also be considered your friends.

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3 hrs for $25

Confidentiality and the Massage practice

This course covers the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as it relates to providing massage treatment in a medical office, and includes a review of basic confidentiality ethics.

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3 hrs for $25

Transference and Countertransference in Massage Therapy

This course reviews the psychological phenomenon known as transference and countertransference and how it applies to the client practitioner relationship in therapeutic massage.

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3 hrs for $25

Cultural Sensitivity for Massage Therapists

This course covers the important role that cultural conditioning plays in the acceptance of massage therapy as a health discipline.

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3 hrs for $25

Ethics in Massage Marketing

This course is designed to offer an overview of the ethical concerns in massage advertising such as exaggerated effectiveness, inappropriate words and images, misleading treatment names, etc

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3 hrs for $25

Massage Therapy Roles and Boundaries

This course is a review of the ethical standards for massage therapy, with an outline of appropriate roles and boundaries in a massage therapy practice.

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Psychosocial Courses

3 hrs for $25

Massage Therapy for Substance Addiction

This course offers an introduction to the use of massage therapy as a complementary treatment for alcohol/drug addiction.

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3 hrs for $25

Massage Therapy and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

This course offers an introduction to Post traumatic stress disorder (or PTSD) and the potential benefits of massage therapy for individuals suffering from it.

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3 hrs for $25

Massage Therapy for Victims of Sexual Abuse

This course offers detailed treatment strategies for working with victims of sexual abuse in a massage practice.

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Prenatal Courses

6 hrs for $50

Massage for the Laboring Woman

This course covers the fundamental basics of prenatal massage as well as massage support measures that can be employed during labor.

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3 hrs for $25

Fundamentals of Prenatal Massage

This course covers the fundamental basics of prenatal massage and the physiological changes of pregnancy.

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Asian Bodywork Courses

3 hrs for $25

Tenets of Zen Shiatsu

This course covers the foundational, core doctrines of Zen Shiatsu, the origin of Shiatsu as well as the efficacy of Shiatsu as a complementary medical discipline.

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3 hrs for $25

Introduction to Meridians and Acupoints

This course offers a detailed introduction to the Meridians and Acupoints of the body in preparation for the incorporation of Shiatsu into a massage practice.

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3 hrs for $25

Fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Medicine

This course offers a detailed introduction to the fundamental concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as they apply to massage therapists.

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General Courses

3 hrs for $25

Research Literacy for Massage Therapists

An introduction to the world of academic and scientific research for the massage therapist.

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3 hrs for $25

Out-Call Safety

This course will enable you to incorporate out-call massage to your practice with minimal personal risk.

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3 hrs for $25

Advanced Body Mechanics

This course will enable you to identify improper body mechanics, which can lead to a work-related injury, a major reason why massage therapists cease to practice.

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