NCBTMB Launches 2017 Job Task Analysis Survey

Burr Ridge, Ill. (August 16, 2017)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today a 2017 Job Task Analysis Survey, available now through September 4, 2017. This research project is designed to elicit your input on the tasks performed by massage therapists and the knowledge required for…

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NCBTMB and American College of Healthcare Sciences Launch Spa Management Specialty Certificate Program

Burr Ridge, Ill. / Portland, Ore. (August 2, 2017)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today a partnership with the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) to introduce the profession’s first Spa Management Specialty Certificate Program. “We developed ACHS’s Holistic Spa Management program to fill an…

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NCBTMB and BodyworkSites Partner to Create New Free Website Benefit for Board Certified Massage Therapists

Burr Ridge, IL / Boulder, CO (August 1, 2017)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage (NCBTMB) and BodyworkSites announced today a partnership to provide a new free website benefit to all active NCBTMB Board Certified Massage Therapists, effective immediately. “We are continuously looking at different avenues to advance our members’…

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Joseph Muscolino, DC

My Massage Therapy Journey My journey in the world of massage therapy began while I was still in middle and high school, well before any formal training in bodywork. I was just always comfortable using my hands to give family and friends massage. For this reason, when I entered chiropractic…

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Lauren Jaekle, LMT, BCTMB

My passion for Massage Therapy started at a young age. My younger sister, Melissa, was born prematurely and has a number of challenges. Our family was told to expect the worst but, fortunately, we saw how physical therapy and massage helped her progress well beyond all expectations. I was amazed…

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NCBTMB Featured in July Issue of Massage Magazine

Burr Ridge, Ill. (June 30, 2017)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today a feature in the July Issue of Massage Magazine. The feature highlights NCBTMB’s latest Specialty Certificate Program in collaboration with the Academy of Clinical Massage. The full issue with limited advertisements is available for…

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NCBTMB Announces Change in Energy Work Acceptance, Introduces New Instructor Qualifications

Burr Ridge, Ill. (June 19, 2017)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today key updates to its Approved Provider for Continuing Education Program, including a change to Energy Work Acceptance and the addition of Instructor Qualifications for all new Approved Providers. Both changes are effective immediately.…

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Douglas Nelson, LMT, BCTMB

My Massage Therapy Journey My journey in massage therapy began in 1977. I had just finished a year-long training. As I was leaving, my new roommate was a new massage therapy graduate, and asked if he could practice on me. I remember encouraging him that, “If you want to be…

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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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