Spotlight: Wayne O. Sickels, M.T.S., M.Div., BCTMB, LMT, BCST

Please provide your full name, current location, and current job title. My name is Wayne O. Sickels, M.T.S., M.Div., BCTMB, LMT, BCST. I currently reside in Reston, VA where I am the sole proprietor of a full-time clinical private practice. Provide one fun fact about you. I first began my…

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NCBTMB Announces Call For Candidates, Seeks One Candidate to Join Certification Board in 2021

Burr Ridge, Ill. (July 10, 2020)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today one available Practitioner Member position on its Certification Board beginning March 1, 2021. The application period will open beginning September 1, 2020. Eligibility requirements for Practitioner Certification Board candidates are as follows: Be…

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Spotlight: Elizabeth T Phreed, BCTMB, LMT

Please provide your full name, current location, and current job title. My name is Elizabeth T Phreed – In my practice, I go by Betsy Thompson which is my nickname and maiden name. I currently reside in Boston, MA and own and am the sole massage therapist at Thompson Massage…

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NCB/SHU Announce the NCBTMB Siena Heights University Partnership

Burr Ridge, IL/Adrian, MI (June 22, 2020)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and Siena Heights University (SHU) announced today the NCBTMB/SHU partnership to earn 30 college credits with Siena Heights simply by earning your Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB). This webinar features NCBTMB’s…

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Spotlight: Mark W. Dixon, BCTMB

Please provide your full name, current location, and current job title. My name is Mark W. Dixon and I currently reside in Huntington Beach, California. I recently retired with 32 years as a massage professional. I currently serve as the Immediate Past Chairman of the California Massage Therapy Council, a…

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NCB/MTF Free Research Webinar Part IV: Case Reports – Recording Now Available

Burr Ridge, Ill. (May 21, 2020)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) is proud to partner with the Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) to introduce a FREE Research Webinar Series. The four webinar in the series, Part IV: Case Reports, took place on May 21, 2020 @ 1pmCT…

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Important FAQs Regarding Prometric Test Center Openings Across North America

Updated: May 21, 2020 Test Center Openings NCBTMB has been in constant communication with our testing provider, Prometric, to determine next steps to resume testing at nationwide testing centers. Presently, Prometric intends to resume in-center testing, wherever possible, in the U.S. and Canada for all client programs, starting June 1st.…

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NCBTMB and MTF Announce Part IV of Free Research Webinar Series, Scheduled for May 21, 2020

Burr Ridge, Ill. / Evanston, Ill. (May 8, 2020)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and the Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) announced today Part IV of their Free Research Webinar Series to further define research, its impact on the profession, and resources for engagement. The fourth webinar…

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COVID-19 Response Resources

Over the last several weeks, our massage community has come together in amazing ways to offer support and guidance to practitioners, educators, students, and clients. If you are curious what resources are available to you, or what our professional organizations are doing during this time to support massage therapy, we…

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Spotlight: Margie E. Schaeffer, LMT, BCTMB

Please provide your full name, current location, and current job title. My name is Margie E. Schaeffer, LMT, BCTMB. I currently reside in Blue Ridge Summit, PA and am an LMT and Director of Synergy Massage & Wellness Center. Provide one fun fact about you. I love to be in…

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