Massage Therapy

Each state has its own set of requirements for massage therapy licensing. The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) offers two types of certifications:

  • National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB)
  • National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage (NCETM)

Basic tools used for massage therapy include a table, oils, candles, hot and cold stones, lotions and of course your hands.

Job responsibilities:

  • Interview clients to determine the required massage method
  • Assess client’s medical history, symptoms, and other relevant information before treatment
  • Prepare the massage oil and other equipment
  • Apply proper pressure to the client to avoid injuries and bruising
  • Consult with other health practitioners to provide the client’s with the best therapy
  • Maintain records of treatments
  • Refer clients to other therapy, if necessary

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Fun Fact: Babies fall asleep faster when being massaged rather than rocked.