Massage Licensing

Passing the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Boards

Passing the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Boards

Tips For Passing the Massage and Bodywork Boards I recently wrote about my preparations for the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx). I was probably a little bit too nervous about this examination. But, I preferred to go in too nervous and—I hoped–too prepared. The MBLEx isn’t the only occupation based exam that I’ve taken. […]

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Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination Preparation

Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination Preparation

How to Prepare for Massage and Body work Licensing Boards I spent this Tuesday morning taking my “boards.”  The term “boards” refers to the examination offered in order to demonstrate competency for a profession.   In the United States, the examination for Massage Therapy Licensure that is most widely accepted is the Massage and Bodywork Licensing […]

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The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

Who is the NCBTMB? Almost all students and practitioners of massage therapy are familiar with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB). This organization upholds some of the highest massage therapy standards in terms of education, ethics, and professional development. It is widely recognized as one of the leaders of massage therapy […]

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Massage Therapist Licensing and Certification

Massage Therapist Licensing and Certification

What Massage School Students Need to Know About Licensing and Certification While there is no national standard to which massage therapists must adhere, licensing or certification is required by most states before practitioners of massage are permitted to work with clients. Even if a state doesn’t require licensing, it is still a good idea for […]

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What If You Fail National Massage Certification Exam

What If You Fail National Massage Certification Exam

What to Do if You Fail the National Massage Certification Exam? After graduating from an approved massage therapy school program, you may be eligible to sit for the NCETM/NCETMB (National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork) exam. Approval is the result of 500 hours of massage training (including 100 hours of classroom-based anatomy and […]

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How to Deal with Massage School Test Anxiety

How to Deal with Massage School Test Anxiety

What Causes Test Anxiety and How to Deal With It? by Tiffany Cox, LMT Frazzled nerves, knotted stomach, sweaty hands, frantic mind are all symptoms of: a) stage fright b) food poisoning c) test anxiety d) all of the above If you chose c), test anxiety, then I can help you! (If you chose  b) […]

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New York Massage – Where Are the Therapists

New York Massage – Where Are the Therapists

New York state law stipulates that no matter what massage therapists call themselves – Swedish massage specialist, bodywork practitioner or general massage practitioner – they should all be licensed and must have a registration certificate.  This registration certificate must be renewed every three years if the massage therapist wants to continue practicing in New York. […]

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New York Offers Massage Therapists “Licensure by Endorsement”

New York Offers Massage Therapists “Licensure by Endorsement”

New York has this concept – licensure by endorsement – which applies to massage therapists wishing to practice in New York but hold licenses from another state or jurisdiction. There are requirements for this licensure by endorsement and if you have plans to move to this state, you may want to check out the eligibility […]

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Massage Licensing Trends: Confusing or What

Massage Licensing Trends: Confusing or What

Karen Menehen wrote an excellent chronology on the ever-changing licensing regulations for massage therapists from the period 2005 to the present.  Her article appeared on Massage Magazine’s Trends and Opportunities – 2009. Because of state versus national requirements, the whole licensing issue can confuse new graduates of massage therapy who are planning to obtain licenses […]

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Graduating from Massage School in California New Legislation (Part 2)

Graduating from Massage School in California New Legislation (Part 2)

When we concluded part 1 of our blog on this same topic, we said it might be worthwhile to watch out for further developments as Senate Bill 731 (SB-731) unfolds.  It confers the right to a private, non-profit association like the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) to issue certificates for massage therapists.  In SB-731, CAMTC […]

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