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Ann Swanson

Massage Scientific Research Massage for Arthritis & Chronic Pain Ann Swanson, M.S. in Yoga Therapy, BCTMB, E-RYT500, LMT My journey started after art school with a trip around the world–studying yoga and Ayurvedic massage in the Himalayas of India and tai chi in China. I returned to the U.S. devoting years…

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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…

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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:…

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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…

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NCBTMB and Academy of Clinical Massage Launch Clinical Rehabilitative Massage Specialty Certificate Program

Burr Ridge, Ill. / Sisters, Org. (April 11, 2017)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today a partnership with the Academy of Clinical Massage (“Academy”) to introduce the profession’s first Clinical Rehabilitative Massage Specialty Certificate Program. “For decades, stakeholders and professionals in our field have been…

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NCBTMB and HTD Partner to Power Up Massage Marketing for Members

Burr Ridge, Ill. (March 22, 2017)–NCBTMB, the certification body for massage therapists and bodywork practitioners, has partnered with HTD (Holistic Therapies Directory), which is a unique content marketing platform designed to help therapists increase their online presence exponentially without the heavy costs of seo companies and content marketing companies. This…

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NCBTMB Releases 2017 Certification Board Election Results

Burr Ridge, Ill. (March 1, 2017) – The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today all professionals up for election to its Certification Board were positively voted through. All four professionals will take on the new role as of March 1, 2017. “It was wonderful to witness…

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NCBTMB Names Matthews Chair of Certification Board

Burr Ridge, Ill. (March 1, 2017) – The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today Teresa M. Matthews, LMT, CPT, BCTMB, has been named Chair of the Certification Board, effective immediately. Matthews’ new role as Chair comes at the departure of former Board Chair, Bruce Baltz. Baltz…

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NCBTMB Launches Certification Board Elections, Reiterates Commitment to Board Certification

Burr Ridge, Ill. (February 1, 2017) – The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today the launch of its Certification Board elections. Eligible voters have until February 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM Central Time to participate. “In only a few short weeks, 2017 continues to build positive…

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Massage Magazine: New Massage Continuing Education Plan Met With Opposition

Please click here to read Massage Magazine’s latest article entitled New Massage Continuing Education Plan Met with Opposition. Written by Karen Menehan of Massage Magazine. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PREVIEW OF MASSAGE MAGAZINE ARTICLE:  Three national massage organizations are protesting the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards’plan to launch its own massage continuing education approval process. Among the complaints are that…

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