NCBTMB Ethics and Standards Committee Seeks Public Member

Burr Ridge, Ill. (July 12, 2016) – The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today it is seeking a Public Member to serve on its Ethics and Standards Committee. The NCBTMB Ethics and Standards committee members review, investigate, and make final determinations regarding complaints of ethical violations…

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NCBTMB Launches Resource Center, Offers Customizable Marketing Tools, Discounted Supplies

Burr Ridge, Ill. (June 10, 2016) – The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today the launch of the NCBTMB Resource Center, a comprehensive online store offering customized marketing collateral, promotional materials, supplies, and more for the entire massage therapy and bodywork profession. Available at shop.ncbtmb.org, the NCBTMB…

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NCBTMB Renews Kirin as CEO, Names Matthews Chair-Elect, Watts Treasurer

Burr Ridge, Ill. (April 19, 2016) – The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today key leadership transitions with the renewal of Steve Kirin as Chief Executive Officer, Teresa Matthews, LMT, CPT, BCTMB, as Chair-Elect, and Dr. Stuart Watts, D.O.M., as Treasurer, effective immediately. As the Board…

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NCBTMB and CCTC Introduce Specialty Certificate in Massage Therapy for Integrative Healthcare

Burr Ridge, Ill. (March 29, 2016) – The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today a partnership with Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) to introduce the profession’s first Specialty Certificate in Massage Therapy for Integrative Healthcare, available April 11, 2016. The Specialty Certificate in Massage Therapy for…

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NCBTMB and FSMTB Release Joint Statement Regarding CE Collaboration

Burr Ridge, Ill./Overland Park, Kan. (March 25, 2016) – The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) announced today the following joint statement: “NCBTMB and FSMTB are working toward a partnership regarding Continuing Education. We look forward to open dialog…

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2016 New York Sponsorship Fee Adjustment

Since 2012, NCBTMB sponsors its Approved Providers of Continuing Education to teach New York LMTs. To be clear, there is a separate procedure to become sponsored to teach to our New York massage therapy community, and each Approved Provider interested in becoming sponsored must meet specific requirements. As with any other…

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Coalition of National Massage Therapy Organizations Meets to Discuss Issues Facing the Profession

December 18, 2015—The Coalition of National Massage Therapy Organizations met December 4, 2015 in Chicago, IL to continue dialog on a variety of issues facing the massage therapy profession. The coalition comprises seven organizations participating on an equal footing, in an atmosphere of mutual participation and respect. Two representatives from…

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NCBTMB Proud to Participate in 4th International Fascia Research Congress

Burr Ridge, Ill. (September 14, 2015) — It is with great pleasure that I share with you NCBTMB will be participating in this year’s Fourth International Fascia Research Congress in Washington D.C.! This is yet another collaborative and enriching platform to further the advancement of massage therapy and bodywork, as well…

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NCBTMB Awards Ruth Werner Inaugural NCBTMB Annual Chair Award

Burr Ridge, Ill. (August 11, 2015) – The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) presented Ruth Werner with the Inaugural NCBTMB Annual Chair Award at the 2015 AFMTE Educational Congress. The first of its kind, this award honors an individual who goes above and beyond to fully support…

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NCBTMB Statement Regarding Importance of Assigned School Code Program

Burr Ridge, Ill. (July 16, 2015) — As the year progresses, NCBTMB remains highly engaged with state massage regulatory boards. Recently, it has come to our attention that the meaning behind our Assigned School Code Program may have become blurred. Specifically, we are aware of the recent questions surrounding how our program relates to…

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