Learn Muscles in 60 Days

Memorize the muscles of the body for massage therapy, and learn muscle origins, insertions and actions with this online course.

Muscle Mastery for Massage Therapy

One of the most important things that every massage therapy student must learn is the origins, insertions and actions (OIA) of the skeletal muscles of the body. Massage therapists are also expected to retain this knowledge after graduating, and apply it as they begin working with clients.

In fact, most clients expect their massage therapist to be an expert when it comes to muscles of the body. And since this is required knowledge for massage therapists to perform their job, you can expect to see questions about muscles and their OIA on the MBLEx (massage licensing exam).

Memorizing all the muscles can feel like a daunting task at first. But with a structured system that is based on proven principles of learning, it can be a achievable process. Learning and remembering these muscles is simply a matter of learning a little at a time, and reinforcing what you learn as you go. Learn Muscles in 60 Days was created to help you succeed in massage school and prepare for the MBLEx. It was designed to work as a stand-alone course or as a supplement to your classes and other study materials.

In this course you’ll learn:

  • Overview and highlights of skeletal muscles
  • The origins, insertions, actions and innervations of 115 muscles
  • Helpful tips to make your study sessions more effective
  • Suggested muscle review schedule to increase retention


No requirements! Just motivation to learn the muscles of the body.

The Learn Muscles in 60 Days, online course provides massage students & therapists with an effective and convenient way to learn all the muscles of the body.

This course includes:

  • 60 Lessons and Quizzes
  • Section Quizzes
  • Convenient, Self-Paced Course
  • Last Updated 1/2024
  • Fully Online / Remote Course
  • 6 Month Access


(Included in the Silver and Gold memberships)

Course Description

A strong understanding of the muscles of the body is the core of a massage therapist’s knowledge base, regardless of which style of massage or bodywork that you want to specialize in. Learn Muscles in 60 Days is a self-paced online course that was created to help you master the muscles of the body. The course is divided into 60 focused lessons. Each lesson introduces two new muscles, and presents the highlights, attachment points, actions and innervation of the muscles. There is a brief quiz following each lesson. The lesson content is at an appropriate level of detail for massage therapy students.

Learn the head, face, and neck muscles

Who is this course for?

  • Current massage therapy students who need to learn the muscle origins, insertions and actions
  • Massage school graduates and therapists who need to learn or review muscles to pass the MBLEx
  • Licensed & practicing massage therapists who need a refresher course
  • Related professionals and students who need to learn the muscles (e.g. yoga instructors, athletic & personal trainers, PT & OT students)

Course Objectives

  • Present core information about 115 skeletal muscles that massage therapists need to know.
  • Provide quizzes that assess comprehension and enhance information retention.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a working knowledge of the origins, insertions and actions of 115 skeletal muscles.
  • Gain practical understanding of individual muscle’s structure and function.
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Learn Muscles in 60 Days

60 Lessons

Learn muscle anatomy for massage

Course Content

Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6

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