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Nathan Nordstrom, LMT, BCTMB

Nathan Nordstrom graduated from East West College of healing arts in 2001 and Portland State University in 2012. He is licensed in Georgia, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington State and is a Board Certified Massage Therapist and Bodyworker (BCTMB) by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). He has gained experience by working in a retreat spa in…

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NCBTMB and Custom Craftworks Release 2018 Resource Center Product Catalog

Burr Ridge, Ill. (April 9, 2018) – The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today a 2018 NCBTMB Resource Center catalog featuring exclusive membership pricing for Custom Craftworks products. As a fully-integrated vendor, Custom Craftworks’ high quality massage tables, tools and supplies are available for purchase via the NCBTMB’s…

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John Amorelli, BCTMB

How did you discover the massage therapy profession? I discovered the massage therapy profession due to a sports injury back in the 90’s that happened to me while playing racquetball.  I opted for PT and massage therapy for treatment vs. surgery. I’m glad I did!  I had a great conversation…

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NCBTMB Featured in March Issue of Massage Magazine

Burr Ridge, Ill. (March 23, 2018)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today a feature in the March Issue of Massage Magazine. The feature highlights the latest Pain and Palliative Care Specialty Certificate Program in partnership with The Heart Touch Project. The full issue with limited advertisements…

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NCBTMB Announces Oncology Massage Specialty Certificate Pilot Program

Burr Ridge, Ill. (March 2, 2018)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today the profession’s first pilot Oncology Massage Specialty Certificate Program in partnership with the Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM) and the Center for the Advancement of Therapeutic Arts (CATA) in New York, available immediately.…

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NCBTMB Releases 2018 Certification Board Election Results

Burr Ridge, Ill. (March 1, 2018)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) is proud to announce that 95.8% of eligible members voting in the NCBTMB Certification Board Election approved the slate of new board members to take office on March 1, 2018. The new board members are…

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Ryan Hoyme (aka MassageNerd), BCTMB

My first experience receiving a massage was when I was 20-years-old and it almost scared me from receiving more massages. One of my friends recommended this Asian medicine practitioner and I decided to make an appointment. When I got there, the practitioner spoke broken English and I wasn’t really sure…

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NCBTMB Launches 2018 Certification Board Election

Burr Ridge, Ill. (February 7, 2018) – The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today the launch of its Certification Board elections. Eligible voters have until February 21, 2018 at 11:59 PM Central Time to participate. “Our Slate Selection Commission has been hard at work for months…

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Marla Hieger, BCTMB

How did you discover the massage therapy profession? In my former career, I was an over-the-road truck driver. I drove long periods of time, and developed lower-back issues. I was at a time in my life that I wanted a career change, and thought massage might be a good choice—I…

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NCBTMB Announces Certification Board Elections Update

Burr Ridge, Ill. (January 29, 2018)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today key updates regarding its annual Certification Board Elections process, as well as the departure of current Certification Board Member, Jill K. Berkana. “In November 2017, the NCBTMB Slate Selection Committee received an overwhelming…

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