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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NCBTMB Announces Course Type Now Required on All AP Certificates of Completion and Achievement

Burr Ridge, Ill. (April 21, 2017)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today that all Approved Providers must state Course Type on all Certificates of Completion and Achievement, effective immediately. One of the following Course Types must be declared on all Certificates of Completion and Achievement:…

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NCBTMB and Custom Craftworks Renew Partnership, Release 2017 Resource Center Catalog

Burr Ridge, Ill. / Eugene, Ore. (April 17, 2017) – The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today its renewed Resource Center partnership with Custom Craftworks, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art massage tables, tools, and supplies. A 2017 NCBTMB Resource Center catalog featuring exclusive membership pricing for Custom Craftworks products was…

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NCBTMB and Academy of Clinical Massage Launch Clinical Rehabilitative Massage Specialty Certificate Program

Burr Ridge, Ill. / Sisters, Org. (April 11, 2017)—The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today a partnership with the Academy of Clinical Massage (“Academy”) to introduce the profession’s first Clinical Rehabilitative Massage Specialty Certificate Program. “For decades, stakeholders and professionals in our field have been…

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NCBTMB and HTD Partner to Power Up Massage Marketing for Members

Burr Ridge, Ill. (March 22, 2017)–NCBTMB, the certification body for massage therapists and bodywork practitioners, has partnered with HTD (Holistic Therapies Directory), which is a unique content marketing platform designed to help therapists increase their online presence exponentially without the heavy costs of seo companies and content marketing companies. This…

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NCBTMB Releases 2017 Certification Board Election Results

Burr Ridge, Ill. (March 1, 2017) – The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today all professionals up for election to its Certification Board were positively voted through. All four professionals will take on the new role as of March 1, 2017. “It was wonderful to witness…

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