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Embracing Coalition: NCBTMB and FSMTB Collaborate to Outline Volunteer-Based Organizations

Burr Ridge, Ill. (August 22, 2017)During the May 2017 Coalition Meeting in Indianapolis, it came to the attention of leaders at NCBTMB and FSMTB that our profession needed a resource to better identify and connect with the volunteer-based organizations serving us. In the spirit of collaboration, the leaders of the NCBTMB and FSMTB Board agreed to join forces to write an article outlining the mission of all volunteer-based organizations and how they work to serve our community.

The goals of this article are as follows:

NCBTMB Launches 2017 Job Task Analysis Survey

Burr Ridge, Ill. (August 16, 2017)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today a 2017 Job Task Analysis Survey, available now through September 4, 2017.

This research project is designed to elicit your input on the tasks performed by massage therapists and the knowledge required for massage therapists at different levels of experience. Results of this survey will help to further define the relevant competencies for varying levels of experience.

NCBTMB and American College of Healthcare Sciences Launch Spa Management Specialty Certificate Program

Burr Ridge, Ill. / Portland, Ore. (August 2, 2017)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today a partnership with the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) to introduce the profession’s first Spa Management Specialty Certificate Program.

NCBTMB and BodyworkSites Partner to Create New Free Website Benefit for Board Certified Massage Therapists

Burr Ridge, IL / Boulder, CO (August 1, 2017)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage (NCBTMB) and BodyworkSites announced today a partnership to provide a new free website benefit to all active NCBTMB Board Certified Massage Therapists, effective immediately.

 

NCBTMB Announces Change in Energy Work Acceptance, Introduces New Instructor Qualifications

Burr Ridge, Ill. (June 19, 2017)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today key updates to its Approved Provider for Continuing Education Program, including a change to Energy Work Acceptance and the addition of Instructor Qualifications for all new Approved Providers. Both changes are effective immediately.

The full statement is below:  

NCBTMB Announces Partnership with Numi, Details Exclusive Savings for Members

Burr Ridge, Ill. (April 26, 2017)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today a new Affiliate Partnership with Numi, a mobile platform designed to help independent massage therapists find new clients. Within the partnership, all active NCBTMB members save 25% on Numi’s Verified Profile listings, effective immediately.

NCBTMB Featured in April Issue of Massage Magazine

Burr Ridge, Ill. (April 25, 2017)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today a feature in the April Issue of Massage Magazine. The feature highlights NCBTMB's first Approved Provider Roundtable Discussion, which took place in February in Boston, Mass.

The full issue with limited advertisements is available for download at https://www.massagemag.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/NCBTMB-251v2.pdf

NCBTMB Announces Course Type Now Required on All AP Certificates of Completion and Achievement

Burr Ridge, Ill. (April 21, 2017)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today that all Approved Providers must state Course Type on all Certificates of Completion and Achievement, effective immediately.

One of the following Course Types must be declared on all Certificates of Completion and Achievement:

NCBTMB and Custom Craftworks Renew Partnership, Release 2017 Resource Center Catalog

Burr Ridge, Ill. / Eugene, Ore. (April 17, 2017) – The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today its renewed Resource Center partnership with Custom Craftworks, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art massage tables, tools, and supplies. A 2017 NCBTMB Resource Center catalog featuring exclusive membership pricing for Custom Craftworks products was also released.

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