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The online test for this course contains  25  multiple choice questions.

Massage Therapy CEs | Research

Research - Infant Massage

Massage Therapy Continuing education CEs available: 5

Classification of CEs: Research
(Note: Effective February 2019, the NCBTMB no longer requires 3 CEUs of research courses for renewal). Please note that this course looks at medical research that has been performed to support the use of infant massage, and does not teach the techniques. If you want to learn how to perform infant massage, please refer to our kinesthetic course titled "Certified Infant Massage Therapist". Please also note that much of this research informaton is included in the Infant Massage Certification program, so if you are enrolling in the infant massage course, there is no need to also enroll in this course.

Approved by: Institute of Somatic Therapy (Judith Koch) is approved by the NCBTMB (Provider #280672-00) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Institute of Somatic Therapy is approved by Florida (#MCE-326), and New York (#0019). Our courses are also valid for AMTA, ABMP, and most individual states. Some states limit how many hours can be done online or by home study. Please refer to our State Guidelines section for specific information about your state. Laws can and do change, and your state will hold you responsible for knowing the laws that apply to you.

CE Broker Reporting:  Institute of Somatic Therapy will automatically report your hours to CE Broker in applicable states ONLY IF you have provided your license number in your online account with us. You can verify your license information by logging on to our website, and reviewing your account information. If your license is not shown there, please select “edit” to include it. We generally report to CE Broker weekly.

Tuition: $39

Testing: You complete your test online, and immediately upon passing, print your own certificate.

Course Materials: Research - Infant Massage, by Judith Koch; Touch and Massage in Early Child Development Published by Johnson & Johnson Pediatric Institute, L.L.C.

Course Description: This online massage therapy CEU course looks at scientific research that has been done to show the impact of massage therapy and reflexology on infants.  After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • List and describe scientific research results of massage to healthy infants
  • List and describe scientific research results of massage to preterm infants
  • List and describe scientific research results of reflexology to unhealthy infants
  • List and describe scientific research results of massage as it benefits the caregivers

Are your online courses downloadable to my computer? You must be logged in on our website to view at least some of the course materials. Many of our courses do have downloadable files. 

Will your online courses work on my phone, tablet, or other device? Yes. Since technology continues its rapid pace forward, it is impossible for us to provide a current and complete list of all devices on which our courses will work. We invite you to take our free sample course so that you can personally test if the online content and streaming video work on your device.

Can I print the online test to work on it at my convenience? Yes. We provide a study guide with this course that has the test questions and answer choices. You can print it off and work on it as you study. When you are ready to take the test, you will log into the system and supply your answers to the test questions.

What happens if I fail the test? Do I have to pay again? No. If you happen to fail our test, you can continue to retest until you do pass at no additional charge.

Do you report our course completions to the NCBTMB, ABMP, AMTA, or any other agencies? None of these agencies have a method for us to report to them on your behalf. They prefer that you provide the evidence of CEs that their renewal process details.


To contact the Institute of Somatic Therapy about this or any other massage therapy CEU course, please go to the "contact" link above. Thank you.