According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five adult Americans suffers from arthritis. It is, in fact, the most common type of disability. There are specific manual therapies that are known to be able to address pain and stiffness and yet very few massage therapists have the skill and credentials to treat it.

Arthrossage is different from the more traditional Swedish or Deep Tissue massage. This is a clothing-on treatment that focuses on increasing flexibility, lubricating joints and lengthening muscles. This type of treatment can be used in conjunction with a sports massage and may even be considered a helpful tool for arthritis prevention. As a massage professional, this is a great service to provide and a great treatment for your clients to receive.

In this two-day continuing education course you will learn about various forms of rheumatic disease and medical massage procedures for arthritis intervention and treatment. During this class, you will:


  • Learn to differentiate between various forms of rheumatic disease including Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia and Gout.
  • Be introduced to the autoimmune disease process.
  • Discuss arthritic symptoms and learn theories of causes of arthritic conditions.
  • Understand the indications and contraindications for touch therapies and treatment protocols when working with rheumatic conditions.
  • Explore exercise movement options for arthritic patients.
  • Understand how and why to use hydrotherapy procedures.
  • Learn to take an appropriate Intake/History outline. 
  • Gain an understanding and be able to appropriately apply myofascial release techniques, trigger point work and other manual therapies. 
  • Learn correct performance of joint mobilization techniques for clients with rheumatic disease.
  • View various hands-on demonstrations of manual medical massage protocols that are appropriate for clients/patients with arthritis and other rheumatic conditions.
  • Explore specific instructions for body mechanics and hand placements. 
  • Become proficient in joint orthokinetics as applied to rheumatic disease clientele.
  • Engage in a hands-on exchange with other students and have the opportunity to give and receive treatments, ask questions and provide feedback.
  • By the end of this course, the massage practitioner will be adept at speaking about and working with arthritic conditions and be able to perform a full-body Arthrossage massage on a client/patient with arthritis and other rheumatic conditions. 
  • Upon completion of this course, the student will feel more comfortable working with a team of rheumatologists and other physicians.



This series offers 16 massage therapy continuing education contact hours. This class is approved by NCBTMB. 


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Please enroll early to ensure your place in class. Our class size limits are strictly enforced.

Philadelphia, PA - January 21-22, 2023 This class is scheduled to take place on a Saturday and Sunday from 8am-5pm. All course materials will be provided in a digital format. Please be prepared to log in to your student portal at the time of class. Portal credentials will be provided one week before class to the email that you signed up for class under. Location: Hampton Inn, 8600 Bartram Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19153, #215-966-1300.

Additional classes will be added shortly.

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If you enroll in a class and for some reason you are unable to make it, don't worry, you are covered. If you cancel more than 30 days prior to the start of the class, you can get a refund of your tuition. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the scheduled class, you will still receive a credit to take the same class at a later time. You can also take a different class at a different location. Please see our cancellation policy for more details. 



All course materials will be provided in a digital format. About a week prior to your class, you will receive an email with credentials to log in to your student portal. You will be able to check in to your course online, view, download, or print your manual prior to the time of class, submit your course evaluation and download your Certificate of Completion, right from your portal page! Even after your class is over you will still have access to your course materials. Please have an internet-enabled device with you at the time of class. It's a super and convenient process.


All of our classes have minimum and maximum enrollments that can be accepted. If a class is getting close to being full, we may close online enrollment. If a class is closed online, you may still call us at #800-201-2247 to see if there are any additional spaces or to go on a waiting list. If you want to go, let us know!  On rare occasions, we do not meet the minimum number of enrollees or an unexpected situation occurs and we need to cancel or reschedule a class. Please confirm that your class will be going forward prior to making any non-refundable travel arrangements. 


The best option would be to stay right at the hotel where the class is taught, so we try to set up room blocks for students at lower than listed prices. This is not always available however. When calling, ask the front desk about this. If they are not aware, try the sales office. NOTE: Before doing this, check out discount websites such as, or Sometimes there are nearby hotels, some even within walking distance, that offer better rates. 


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