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Applications of Pain Science in Massage online training​

Self-paced; Enroll at any time!

Applications of Pain Science in Massage Therapy

Online Training

The Applications of Pain Science in Massage Therapy online training will teach you how to integrate pain science and the biopsychosocial model into your practice to help clients increase relaxation, reduce stress, and feel less pain.

As research expands the knowledge of how our bodies function, so too does our understanding of pain science evolve. From outdated concepts of infants not feeling pain to the current biopsychosocial model, accepted scientific perspectives have dramatically affected medical care. Massage therapy is uniquely positioned to get better results when pain science and the biopsychosocial model merge in our work.


Learn the basics of communicating scientific information to your clients to increase relaxation, as well as techniques to apply pain science to your practice.


You will have 90 days to access this course from the date of purchase. No refunds are given for self-paced courses.

Participants must have paid the tuition fee, reviewed all pre-recorded materials, attended the entire live lecture (4 hours), and completed the exam and evaluation to receive a certificate of completion. Partial credit is not available.

Training Benefits

Upon completion of this training program you will receive a certificate of completion from The Heart Touch Project. The Heart Touch Project is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider (450864-08), by the California Board of Registered Nursing as a Continuing Education Provider CEP 13426, and by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (V10953). This program may be used for continuing education credits for members of the Association of Professional Chaplains.

What You Will Learn
  • The BPS model and its limitations

  • Physiology of nervous systems relating to pain

  • How pain affects healing

  • Perceptions of pain

  • The emotional toll of persistent pain

  • CBT and massage therapy

  • Pain scales

  • Social factors and perspectives of pain

  • Discussion of debates in pain science

Training Requirements

Participants must have completed some massage therapy training prior to taking this course. Completion of The Heart Touch Method is also recommended.​

Students will need access to an internet connection and device. Possession of a library card is recommended but not required.

Training Information

The Applications of Pain Science in Massage Therapy online training is held online via pre-recorded modules (Module A) and live zoom webinars (Module B).

Mod A: Home Study

  • Materials available upon application approval

  • Pre-recorded videos delivered to participants in 6 segments

  • 2 assignments

Mod B: Live Video Modules​​

  • Attend one online video module with Heart Touch facilitators and guest speakers


Live Module Dates

  • 2023 Dates coming soon.


  • Exam (must receive a passing score of 70% or higher)

8 CEUs for massage therapists approved by NCBTMB

Training Cost

The Applications of Pain Science in Massage Therapy training program cost $160.

Early Bird registration is $140 if you register by (2023 date coming soon).

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