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March 27, 2014
Teachers in the classroom are getting older … there are many more schools and programs being taught by underdeveloped educators. With over one thousand of massage schools in the country and over 2000 CE Providers, we estimate there are close to 10,000 teachers of massage and bodywork therapies at all levels.  New instructors need training, skills, and support.
March 13, 2014
In our practices we can often be working as an individual with our client, yet it is our collective responsibility to promote massage therapy and bodywork whether we are working, networking or just out and about on errands, going to the health club, or getting together with your friends and family for a social event.
February 24, 2014
February 24, 2014 In December 2013, the Coalition of Massage Therapy Organizations met to discuss and, thereafter, ratify the ELAP project. At this time, Massage Therapy Foundation President, Ruth Werner, and new NCBTMB Board Chair, Dr. Leena Guptha, had the opportunity to review and discuss research requirements for Board Certification renewal. This important dialog led to NCBTMB approving recommendations from the Massage Therapy Foundation, including credits gained from attendance at Integrative, Complementary and/or Healthcare Research conferences that further advance the goal of Research Literacy among our profession.
January 6, 2014
On January 1, 2013, NCBTMB launched a new credential, Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB). Therapists achieving this credential demonstrate a strong foundation to better serve their clients and demonstrate a commitment to raising the standards of the profession that have remained stagnant for over 20 years. Achievement of Board Certification is the highest attainable credential level in the massage therapy profession.  As in other professions, Board Certification serves as an additional differentiator for advanced level therapists.