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by KneadingU
Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Business/Practice Ethics, Conduct Issues & Questionable Dilemmas
Topic: Are all blood thinners contraindications?
Replies: 9
Views: 12614

Re: Are all blood thinners contraindications?

I would like to suggest that blood thinners, as with any medications, that they are an indication that more information is required before you can decide what you may or may not be able to do. The other consideration I would like to add is that everything has risks, including any and all massage, as...
by KneadingU
Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: County, State & Country Requirements, Legislation and Politics
Topic: State by State License Requirements
Replies: 9
Views: 17346

Re: State by State License Requirements

The only thing that I can recommend is to check with the local or state regulatory agency in question. Since massage therapy is regulated by different agencies in different jurisdictions in the US, they all seem to have a different set of rules and regulations. For example: I now live in North Carol...
by KneadingU
Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: National Certification
Topic: free ncbtmb exam practice
Replies: 49
Views: 122986

Re: free ncbtmb exam practice

I was given this list of questions that appear on the NCETMB: Q: Which muscle is one of the supinators of the forearm? A: Biceps Brachii http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biceps_Brachii Q: A heart attack is necrosis of part of the heart muscle as a result of ischemia, the technical term for this damage i...
by KneadingU
Sat May 08, 2010 7:20 am
Forum: Massage - The Male Practitioner's Perspective
Topic: Increased Libido
Replies: 11
Views: 10127

Re: Increased Libido

Hey StephenCMT, I like all that you've said on this topic. I totally agree.
by KneadingU
Fri May 07, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Massage - The Male Practitioner's Perspective
Topic: Increased Libido
Replies: 11
Views: 10127

Re: Increased Libido

Woah! Wait a minute... "a nipple slip or some other accidental exposure does not affect me..." Just hold on a sec, have you forgotten something? What if it affects the client? Or how about if it is a penis slip? Would that make a difference? I hope not, because inappropriate thoughts or even "accide...
by KneadingU
Fri May 07, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: National Certification
Topic: NCETMB
Replies: 6
Views: 3315

Re: NCETMB

From what I experienced and several friends of mine that took the NCETMB is that the Asian questions were quite basic and involved memorizing the first and last points of the meridians, where on the body they started and ended (like chest to hand, etc), the five element correspondences (like flavor,...
by KneadingU
Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: County, State & Country Requirements, Legislation and Politics
Topic: Letter of Good Standing?
Replies: 8
Views: 2182

Re: Letter of Good Standing?

What most states already have is an online license look up. Tell them to go to: http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/LicenseLookup/default.asp and select massage therapist from the drop down list and add you last name or your license number. Or, you could do it and print it out. The reason why they may not have...
by KneadingU
Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:44 am
Forum: National Certification
Topic: MBLEx by FSMTB
Replies: 5
Views: 5511

Re: MBLEx by FSMTB

The two books that I recommend are the Study Guide and the Practice Exams: Medical Massage Care's FSMTB Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination MBLEX by: Philip Martin McCaulay
by KneadingU
Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: National Certification
Topic: NESL vs Mblex
Replies: 7
Views: 4526

Re: NESL vs Mblex

To Missyjmbcbee, I'm not sure about that statement that the NCE, National Certification Exam by the NCBTMB was not written by Massage Therapists. I think you will find that it was! It started out as an Education Committee project by the AMTA in the early 90's. It is true that it was not intended to ...
by KneadingU
Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:23 am
Forum: National Certification
Topic: Anyone not renewing?
Replies: 57
Views: 33948

Re: Anyone not renewing?

I'm not sure I understand. Did you mean that on the MBLEx you only have to renew every 4 years? And if you renew early by one year, you still have to do the renewal on the 4th year? The NCBTMB is also on a 4 year renewal system where you have to have 48, or 50, hours of continuing education, with 6 ...
by KneadingU
Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: National Certification
Topic: Anyone not renewing?
Replies: 57
Views: 33948

Re: Anyone not renewing?

I didn't renew and lost my NCBTMB certification. If I have to take it again, my state accepts the MBLEx. Does anyone know anything about it? I heard it was easier that the NCBTMB.
by KneadingU
Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: National Certification
Topic: Is the national certification exam changing?
Replies: 19
Views: 12514

Re: Is the national certification exam changing?

I just heard about that yesterday. IMHO, I think the NCBTMB is trying to 'up the ante' and offer something bigger that the MBLEx does not have, at this point. In my opinion, competition for licensing exam status is a good thing. It ensures that professionals have the best training and CE courses ava...
by KneadingU
Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: National Certification
Topic: I failed.
Replies: 17
Views: 8690

Re: I failed.

Hey Katnip, I know that taking the National Test (NCE) can be hard. I know people that could answer any question about massage verbally, but when they sat down at the computer and had to read text, they freaked out and failed the test. It's not about what you know, it's about whether or not you know...
by KneadingU
Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: National Certification
Topic: Recertification Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 3334

Re: Recertification Questions

Hey Plucky, I believe that most states allow for a certain number of hours to be distance learning (DVD's), and I think most allow only about 1/2 distance learning, and the rest has to be one-on-one with an Approved Provider. There are things you can learn from watching a DVD, but that cannot replac...
by KneadingU
Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: National Certification
Topic: I failed my exam three times!
Replies: 18
Views: 17644

Re: I failed my exam three times!

Hey Heather, I have been teaching massage therapy for 20 years, and I have had many students who failed the National Exam 3x. Don't feel bad, they don't test you on what you know, they test you on whether you know how to take a test. I actually know some of the people at the AMTA that started the pr...
by KneadingU
Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: National Certification
Topic: free ncbtmb exam practice
Replies: 49
Views: 122986

Re: free ncbtmb exam practice

Thanks hands4health. Those are very good questions, similar to the one I remember when I took my NCBTMB NCE national exam. The questions about the levers, I recall there were only two that are actually on the test. I got this info from friends of mine that took the test. And the lever questions were...
by KneadingU
Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: County, State & Country Requirements, Legislation and Politics
Topic: NCTMB and MBLEx and FSMTA, what are your thoughts?
Replies: 2
Views: 1531

Re: NCTMB and MBLEx and FSMTA, what are your thoughts?

This topic seems confusing to me, NCTMB and MBLEx are involved with Massage Therapy examinations and the FSMTA is a professional organization that offers Professional Liability Insurance for Massage Therapists in Florida. What is the connection here? I am NCTMB certified and have had my Massage Ther...
by KneadingU
Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: National Certification
Topic: Is the national certification exam changing?
Replies: 19
Views: 12514

Re: Is the national certification exam changing?

That is a tough question to answer. I've been a massage therapist, bodyworker, educator, and a NCBTMB Approved provider for continuing education for many years. I got my first massage license before there was an NCE test in 1992. And, I've known people on the board for NCBTMB. The Nationally Certifi...
by KneadingU
Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: Self Care and Body Mechanics
Topic: hands HURT!!
Replies: 42
Views: 42134

Re: hands HURT!!

I've been doing massage for almost 20 years. There is no reason for your hands to hurt if you are using your body correctly. The hands should be relaxed and all your joints in your body should be unlocked. Then all the power will come from your legs and transmitted to your hands. Keep in mind that h...
by KneadingU
Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: National Certification
Topic: California State Certification!
Replies: 3
Views: 1129

Re: California State Certification!

I taught massage therapy in San Diego for 16 years, and now live in North Carolina. I just talked to a buddy of mine that has been keeping close tabs on the progress of the California State exam, and he told me it is still up for debate and they are hammering out the details as fast as they can to m...
by KneadingU
Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: National Certification
Topic: Yeah! I Passed!
Replies: 6
Views: 2835

Re: Yeah! I Passed!

Congratulations Jen! Time to celebrate. I lift my wine glass and toast to your success. I've been in the business for 20 years and am still enthusiastic about its potentials and the satisfaction it gives to therapists and clients, it's a win-win!
by KneadingU
Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: National Certification
Topic: Anyone not renewing?
Replies: 57
Views: 33948

Re: Anyone not renewing?

I'm probably going to renew. Mine runs out this year. In my State, North Carolina, we don't have to renew, but if there is a problem with renewing our State license, it is possible that we may have to retake the NCE, or the new MBLEx that goes into effect 2011. I think it's worth the money to renew....
by KneadingU
Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: National Certification
Topic: free ncbtmb exam practice
Replies: 49
Views: 122986

Re: free ncbtmb exam practice

Thanks maggie54, That is helpful. There are other websites with free questions, I've found that most of them have material that are not on the NCE or the MBLEx tests. Plus the format is different from the one you listed. The questions are either in Q/A from or completion. There are no questions with...
by KneadingU
Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:24 am
Forum: Massage & Holistic Therapies (Techniques, Modalities, etc.)
Topic: For Clients That Can't Relax
Replies: 5
Views: 1918

Excellent Job!

Yes. I've been doing that for years. If a client starts to 'help' me by moving their body part when I start massaging, I don't say "relax", they don't know how to do that. So, I do what you did, I give them resistance and ask them to push or pull, and then I also have them move as I massage them, es...

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