Licensing and legislation
Issues in Massage Therapy
Finally! The Federation
of State Massage Therapy Boards will hopefully be saving us from the
clutches of NCBTMB and it's NCE exam.
There are many issues regarding the licensing of
massage therapy. Each state that has required licensing has it's own
definitions of what is considered to be massage/bodywork. There isn't
any one universal definition. Because of the many different types of
massage/bodywork, it is important to become involved in creating and ensuring your
future. Even though you may think that something doesn't directly affect
you, it may in the future. Become informed of what is going on in your area, nation
There are some alternative organizations
and information that needs to be considered with regards to licensing.
Massage Law Newsletter and Healing and the law by Albert Schatz and
Mary Brewster, provides information on how legislating massage (massage
boards) may be illegal.
Minnesota Natural Health Coalition - law that says alternative practitioners
don't have to be regulated, but patients must sign a clients bill of rights.
Natural Health Project - protecting alternative medicine in NY
Angeles Massage Therapists Alliance
Therapist Activist Pages - Keith Eric Grants pages on how to be an
history of National Certification. - My personal view of what
National Board of Certification can be found at http://www.ncbtmb.com/
Massage Boards Chart
See also: Massage
Magazines list of states and licensing info
List of Definitions of Massage therapy
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