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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 as connect with and learn from other health care professionals.

2015 Board Election Now Open

Burr Ridge, Ill. (August 17, 2015) – The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork announced today the 2015 Board Election is now open for voting. Active Certificants are eligible to vote to elect one (1) Board Certified Practitioner (BCTMB) Member to join the NCBTMB Board of Directors beginning in early 2016.

To vote, Certificants will need two important pieces of information:

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 the activities of state boards and, ultimately, the profession at large.

Board Chair, Dr. Leena S. Guptha, Inducted into Massage Therapy Hall of Fame

Burr Ridge, Ill. (July 14, 2015) – The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) is pleased to announce the induction of Board Chair, Dr. Leena S. Guptha, into the 2015 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame.

Created by the founders of the World Massage Festival, the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame honors those having furthered the massage therapy profession. Inductees build bridges for the massage therapy profession by actively educating the general public about massage, as well as enlightening fellow therapists about different types of massage.

NCBTMB and ITEC Announce First International Certification Partnership

Burr Ridge, Ill. (March 14, 2015) – The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) and ITEC, a specialist international examination board regulated and endorsed by the UK Government recognized in over 40 countries worldwide, announced a new international certification partnership today.

This partnership will immediately enable any NCBTMB Assigned School to become an ITEC Registered School, and thereby gain access to a range of internationally recognized massage and related specialty certifications.

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