Understanding Power Differential in Massage Therapy (3 CE hours)


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

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

  • Define the terms power differential, expert power and referent power.
  • Describe the client-centered approach to therapeutic massage.
  • Identify the measures that a practitioner can take to minimize the power differential.

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.