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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FSMTB and NCBTMB Clarify Agreement Purpose

(Overland Park, Kan. / Burr Ridge, Ill. – March 20) – The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) issue the following joint statement in response to recent legislative activity. FSMTB and NCBTMB entered into an Agreement in October 2014…

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FSMTB and NCBTMB Reach Agreement

(Overland Park, Kan. / Burr Ridge, Ill. – October 3, 2014) – The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) have worked cooperatively to reach an agreement that the NCBTMB will  no longer provide examinations for licensure purposes and will…

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Adele M.Ngo Banack

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Coalition of National Massage Therapy Organizations ELAP Statement

February 6, 2014 — The Coalition of National Massage Therapy Organizations (Coalition) is pleased to share this group statement supporting the Entry-Level Analysis Project (ELAP) in anticipation of the project’s publication later this month. ELAP is a research project initiated by the Coalition in March 2012. The project goals were…

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Board Certification Awarded College Credit from Siena Heights University

Board Certification from NCBTMB is recognized as the equivalent of 33 College Credits toward a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Massage Therapy Oakbrook Terrace, IL (December 13, 2013) – For the first time, Board Certificants will be awarded college credit toward a degree.  Effective immediately, Siena Heights University will recognize…

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Coalition of National Massage Therapy Organizations Meets for Collaboration

Representatives from all seven participating organizations in the Coalition of National Massage Therapy Organizations met December 11, 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The meeting began with five hours of constructive exchange on reactions to The Core: Entry-Level Massage Education Blueprint, its companion document The Core: Entry-Level Analysis Project Report (ELAP),…

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