Common and Contagious Skin Conditions – with Ruth Werner 

Sunday May 1
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Approved for 1.5 Core Competency credits

Course will be held live online with an on-demand option after the event.

Pricing for this course only:

MTAM Members:
$29 + GST

$34 + GST


Purchase all four webinars for the great price of $80 +GST for MTAM members and $99 + GST for non-members.


Massage therapists work so closely with the skin, so it is vital to be well-informed about common and contagious skin problems. This class covers the definition, demographics, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, treatment options, and role of massage therapy for herpes simplex, staph infections (including MRSA), dermatitis/eczema, and skin cancer.


Ruth Werner, BCTMB

Ms. Werner is an educator, writer, and retired massage therapist with a passionate interest in massage therapy research and the role of bodywork for people who live with health challenges. Her groundbreaking textbook, A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology was first published in 1998, and is now in its 7th edition, published by Books of Discovery.

Ruth is a columnist for Massage and Bodywork magazine and Massage New Zealand. She serves on several national and international volunteer committees, and teaches continuing education workshops in research and pathology all over the world. Ruth was honored with the AMTA Council of Schools Teacher of the Year Award for 2005. She was proud to serve the Massage Therapy Foundation as a Trustee from 2007 to 2017, and as President of the Foundation from 2010-2014.

Registration opens February 7, 2022! Please visit the MTAM Coming Events page to Register.

Cancellations made by March 25, 2022 receive a full refund. Cancellations made from March 26 – April 8, 2022 receive a 50% refund on the full cost of the course. No refunds will be given on cancellations made after April 8, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.