Already this year, NCBTMB has set in motion notable changes. Most recently, we announced our decision to no longer offer licensing examinations to the public as of November 1st, 2014. Decisions like this start and end with our Board of Directors. As we continue to evolve and strengthen ourselves as a volunteer-driven organization—that is led by the profession and for the profession—it is of paramount importance we attract the best contributors with diverse experience to make the best choices for our collaborative future—and that is dependent on you and your vote. Your vote matters!
October 1, 2014
On Tuesday, September 30th, Board Chair, Dr. Leena Guptha, and VP of Educational Support, Donna Sarvello, hosted Lori Timmis, Associate Dean of the College for Professional Studies at Siena Heights University, to help Certificants just like you see how a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Massage Therapy from Siena Heights University and Board Certification go hand-in-hand. Tune in to explore the value of Board Certification, learn more about Siena’s longstanding history of serving the massage therapy profession, understand the details of Siena’s BAS Degree in Massage Therapy, understand how to determine if online or on-campus courses are right for you, and much more.
September 10, 2014
It’s a fact. U.S. News¹ reports that as much as 86% of Americans work a desk job. For many, that means “several” guaranteed hours of sitting and limited physical activity. Different nomenclatures have been use in literature, but I call it “The Daily Grind.” Imagine getting up with the buzzing alarm, a coffee and a donut on the run, driving on the interstate or a commute through the subway, racing to your desk after showing your magnetic badge to the robotic security on the wall, and firing up your desktop/laptop or tablet…and now add in balancing multiple projects, a phone that never seems to stop ringing—with a ring tone that you thought would take you to your ‘alpha wave’ zone—each minute, each hour, and each day of the week. I feel exhausted just writing it! It’s no wonder many find it easy to feel stressed out, tense, and exhausted by mid-week. Is there anything we can do to change that?! I say YES—the time is now for massage therapists like us to HELP our clients HELP THEMSELVES.
August 12, 2014
To Our 20,000 Facebook Fans, THANK YOU! On behalf of all of us at NCBTMB, we are very thankful for your ongoing support and involvement in our growing Facebook community. We greatly appreciate your daily questions, comments, and shares. We hope you will continue to participate, learn, and converse with one another on our platform. With your continued participation and support, our Facebook community will help to further elevate the profession—helping you to understand all you need to know about Board Certification, Continuing Education, the latest industry topics, tips to earning your college degree, and much more.