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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Ryan Witholt, LMT, BCTMB

Long before deciding to become a massage therapist, I was interested in healthcare. Specifically, I wanted to be a physician so I could help people heal.  In my final year as an undergraduate, I learned that my vision of medicine and helping people heal was not in alignment with the…

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NCBTMB Featured in December Issue of Massage Magazine

Burr Ridge, Ill. (December 14, 2017)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today a feature in the December Issue of Massage Magazine. The feature highlights the differences between certification and a certificate. The full issue with limited advertisements is available for download at https://www.massagemag.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/MM259-NCBTMB.pdf. About NCBTMB The National…

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Stacy Smith, LMT, BCTMB

How did you discover the massage therapy profession? I was one of those people who thought of getting massages as a luxury—as something I did when I went on vacation. Even though I grew up and still live in Maryland, I’d never had a massage in Maryland. Between 2007 and…

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NCBTMB Issues Calls for Candidates, Seeks Two Practitioner Members and One Public Member to Join its Certification Board

Burr Ridge, Ill. (November 1st, 2017)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today it is seeking candidates to fill three available positions on its Certification Board. The organization seeks two (2) Practitioner Members and one (1) Public Member. Candidates must submit a completed application by Thursday,…

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