Approved for Continuing Education

*Please note: In order to be eligible for CE credit, you must register with your full name (as it appears on your professional license) and your license state and number.

This course is listed with the FSMTB CE Registry for 2 CEUs for massage therapists.

Course Description

During this ethics course you will find yourself riveted as seasoned massage professionals and highly ethical humans, Cal Cates and Lucille Eddy, remind you that you’re thinking about ethics already… all day, every day… and that it’s actually pretty fun. 

This course is designed to get you thinking ethically and to help you feel confident about the difference between ethics and preference and codes of conduct and also about the places where things like prejudice and personal bias and money and love show up and make ethics a head-scratching, heartfelt good time.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Course Description

    • About the Instructors

  • 2

    Section One

    • Basics of Ethics

    • Section One Quiz

  • 3

    Section Two

    • The Real World

  • 4

    Section Three

    • What's in a "Code of Ethics?"

  • 5

    Section Four

    • Putting it into (Your) Practice

    • Want to continue the conversation?

  • 6

    Final Writing Assignment

    • Ethics Scenarios

    • Final quiz


Instructor & Executive Director

Cal Cates

Cal has been teaching and developing curriculum for massage therapy courses focused on hospital-based practice, oncology massage and end of life care since 2007. Their experience in clinical practice in hospitals around the US has informed their teaching style greatly. Cal is clear that massage therapy is healthcare and feels a personal commitment to inviting students to consider themselves as integral to a whole person healing process. Their favorite thing about teaching healthcare providers is the ability to blend nerdiness and authenticity to create opportunities to be more effective, more human and more flexible.


Lucille Eddy

Lucille is a founding member of the Society for Oncology Massage and was on the teaching staff at Potomac Massage Training Institute from 2004 – 2009. She received STAR (Survivorship Training and Rehab) program certification in 2013 and completed the Train the Trainer ELNEC (End of Life Nursing Education Consortium) education program in 2014. Lucille co-teaches Healwell’s adult and pediatric hospital-based massage courses, oncology massage classes, and community education.

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