10 Free Stock Photo Websites for Massage Therapists (Updated!)

UPDATE: If you’re looking for photos and imagery for your marketing or promotional materials that show proper safety protocols for the COVID-19 era, Unsplash.com and Pexels.com have a lot of great images you can use free of charge with no restrictions.

Photography has always been an integral part of design. But sometimes it can be hard to know where to find stock photography, or what sort of restrictions or requirements come with a given photo. Luckily, there is a growing number of websites with free, beautiful stock photography. In this post, we’ve curated a list of these websites for free stock photos that massage therapists and bodyworkers can use in your marketing materials, in your social media posts, or on your website.

The key to finding the best image available is to start with simple keywords in your searches: “woman,” “happy,” “laptop,” “wellness,” “spa,” “yoga,” “leaf,” “stones,” “candle,” etc. For example, you may find suitable images under “aromatherapy,” but if you require a more specific image, you may want to use the word “flower” first to find what you need.

Quick Note About Licenses

Many of these photographs are free from copyright restrictions or licensed under creative commons public domain dedication. This means you can copy, modify, distribute, and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, without asking permission. However, some photos may require attribution.

StockSnap.io

Unsplash

Burst (by Shopify)

StyledStock

Envato Photos

Pixabay

Kaboom Pics

ShotStash

Pexels

ISO Republic
 

Bonus:

Pikwizard

We are always looking for more sites that offer free photos. If you know of a website that should be added to our list, let us know.

—Amy Klein is art director for Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals.

Category: 

Comments

Great post! I wanted to add a quick comment that it might be worth including Pikwizard - https://pikwizard.com. Huge library of aggregated and exclusively curated photos.

Great List, check algo https://photostockeditor.com, only free images

As a teacher, I would love to have muscle images also available.  None of the sites I have checked so far do.  Anyone aware of a free site with muscle and other anatomy images?

Hi Natalie,

This site is a great free option for anatomy/muscle images.
https://commons.wikimedia.org

I hope that helps!

News

Agenda Confirms CAMTC Could Seek Fee Hike

CAMTC's meeting agenda confirms there may be a vote on a fee increase and discloses meeting location. Submit comments to the CAMTC as soon as possible.

Blog

Make Gratitude Part of Your Daily Life

Man Giving Thanks to Nature.

While this is the time of year that #gratitude starts trending, living a grateful life is not something to wrap up in a day, a week, a month . . . or a hashtag. We need to honor it all from an open heart.

Upledger CranioSacral Therapy Can Help with PTSD

CranioSacral Therapy can help with PTSD.

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on treatment modality that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.

Benefits

ABMP’s Lymph Talk Series

Lymph Talk is a series of conversations ABMP Director of Professional Education Kristin Coverly had with practitioners who specialize in the manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) modality. These talks were recorded in conjunction with the October 25, 2022, free, online ABMP CE Summit on Lymph. Kristin says, “My hope is that these conversations increase the awareness of MLD and demonstrate how effective it can be with different populations so massage therapists and bodyworkers are inspired to learn more about this gentle, yet powerful modality!”

2022 ABMP CE Summit Course—MLD: Basic Techniques for the Neck and Face

Gain an understanding of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) movements and the location of important lymphatic structures as you watch Nicola McGill’s dynamic demonstration of three MLD techniques and MLD sequences for the neck and face. Learn about this important modality that, when provided effectively, can support and enhance the movement of lymph fluid through the lymphatic vessels and eventually back to the cardiovascular system.

2022 ABMP CE Summit Course—Introduction to Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a gentle, rhythmic form of bodywork that enhances and supports the movement of fluid through the lymphatic system to support health and well-being. Developed by Danish therapists Emil and Estrid Vodder in the 1930s, MLD is now practiced extensively by health and wellness practitioners and is used within the medical community to treat lymphedema and post-surgical and post-traumatic edema. Join Nicola McGill in this engaging course to learn the benefits, indications, and mechanics of this gentle, effective modality.

Please note: We have recently updated our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Learn more...