Quality, professional massage therapy images makes your website or marketing material stand out and results in an top-notch image for your practice.

But finding authentic images of massage therapy is not that easy. Finding free massage images is even harder.

Whenever I search for images to use, I keep on running into those ‘typical’ stock photos that everyone uses.

If you have searched for massage therapy images before then you probably know what I’m talking about.

You know.

That woman lying on her back on a massage table showing off her serene smile.

In a table, head tilted sideways on a towel, full makeup, no face rest cradle in sight. Flower behind the ear just so…

or those couple massage photos that always have the same man and woman in them…

The good news is that there are some decent sources for royalty free images on the web. Lucky for you, I’ve saved you some time by hunting for the best sites that offer royalty free images of massage.


1. Pixabay


Pixabay is one of the best sites for free massage therapy images, with a library of various massage therapy images, health relates image, wellness images, or anything you can think of to do with massage therapy.

To broaden your range, make sure you search for other related keywords that are related to relaxation like “oils”, “zen”, “candles” or “spa” to get a well-rounded variety to choose from.

All images are released under a creative commons license, which means they have no restrictions and you can use for any purpose you like.

2. Burst by Shopify


Shopify launched the site to provide entrepreneurs pictures they can use to build their business.

This also includes some massage therapy images too.

As an added note, photos are licensed under a Creative Commons License and you can use them to your heart’s desire without infringing on any copyright laws.

3. Google Images


The last one on the list will come as a surprise for some: Google.

And we all thought all images on Google search are compromised.

The fact is, Google Images compiles photos from different public domain websites. But you need to specify this and filter the search.


Here’s a simple way to do it:

  1. Enter your chosen keywords on Google images.
  2. When you see the results, click settings on the upper right side of the options.
  3. Then choose Advanced search where you’ll be redirected to a page.
  4. Scroll and check usage rights to filter images by license.
  5. Narrow down your preference based on your image use.

Now the world is your oyster when it comes to finding different massage therapy images that suit your business’s brand.

Understanding licensing rules for Massage Therapy Images


I’ve listed 3 of the top trusted resources of massage therapy images that allow you to search for massage therapy images with a CC0 or “public domain” license.

This gives you peace of mind knowing that you can use the images without infringing on any copyright laws.

However, if you’re sourcing your massage therapy photos from other sites, practice these safety tips to make sure that you are using the photo in a way that it is licensed for.

  1. Don’t go for royalty-free images if you’re not willing to pay.

The majority of stock photos are royalty-free. Royalty-free doesn’t mean free to use.

You have wider leeway on the usage of royalty free images compared with rights-managed images but use is still subject to terms and conditions.

  1. Always double-check the license of any photo you source online so you know when or how to attribute the source.

  2. Use separate folders when saving images from different sources. Organize all photos based on licensing terms. This way you won’t accidentally get in trouble and you’ll know which ones a CC0, attribute required or public domain image.

Here is a full list of what each license definition means.

How to Use Massage Therapy Images

In most cases, an image first captures a person’s attention, which leads to your spending more time on a website and to booking online, or to taking action on a special offer.

So don’t underestimate the selling power of a photo.

It’s true - a photo is worth a thousand words

While we can make use of our own business snapshots for success. Stock photos also have their place to help our massage brands thrive.

Now that you have three awesome sites you can use to find free massage therapy images, the last thing I want to share with you are some additional sources for stock photos which can be used for background images or social media posts:

  1. Unsplash - https://unsplash.com/
  2. Pexels - https://www.pexels.com/
  3. StockSnap - https://stocksnap.io/
  4. Librestock - https://librestock.com/
  5. Pikwizard - https://pikwizard.com/

How to create image quotes or memes

One of the sure-fire ways to get likes, comments and shares on social media is to create photo quotes or memes.

Or inject humor if you can.

Memes and quotes always guarantee a higher level of engagement than plain images, so start getting creative.

And you can use a free design tool like Canva or PicMonkey to create them.

These tools don’t require you to have technical Photoshop skills so it saves loads of time.

What if I want Paid Massage Therapy Images?

Generally, there are royalty-free, stock photo sites that will give you a good value for your money like Deposit Photo and Dreamstime.

One benefit of purchasing your massage therapy images, is that you can almost be certain that another massage business in your area isn’t using the same images to brand their business.

The Wrap

An image is one of the strongest element in design and design plays a strong role in marketing our massage practice.

Whether you want to go free, attribute the author, or pay for massage therapy images - always choose high-quality photos that reflect the quality of your practice.

As the saying goes “Good design is good business”. So pay close attention to which images represent you and your massage business.

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