NCBTMB Launches 2019 Certification Board Election, Due to Close January 31st, 2019

Burr Ridge, Ill. (January 17, 2019) – The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today the launch of its Certification Board elections. Eligible voters have until January 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM Central Time to participate.

The two professionals selected to join the NCBTMB Certification Board are Rebekah Owens, LMT, BCTMB and Dolly Wallace, LMT, BCTMB.

“We always look forward to this time of year and empowering our Certificants with the opportunity to elect new Board Members,” commented Teresa M. Matthews, President. “The two individuals up for election represent highly-qualified, creative, articulate, and well-seasoned professionals on both local and national levels—individuals who will undoubtedly further NCBTMB’s mission and our commitment to Certification.”

The NCBTMB Certification Board is responsible for all aspects of the achievement of Board Certification, including developing certification criteria and examinations, evaluating candidates for certification, and maintaining the integrity of the certification process. The Certification Board ensures that NCBTMB maintains its status as an accredited certifying body within the massage therapy profession.

All eligible voters as of January 11, 2019 will receive login and ballot information via email no later than January 19, 2019. Voting closes Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM Central Time.

Election results to be released in Spring 2019.


The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) is an independent, private, nonprofit organization founded in 1992. The mission of NCBTMB is to define and advance the highest standards in the massage therapy and bodywork profession. In support of this mission, NCBTMB serves the profession through Board Certification, Specialty Certificates, an Approved Provider Program, and an Assigned School Code Program. For more information, please visit