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Massage Therapy

Massage therapy means the skillful treatment of the soft tissues of the human body. Massage is designed to promote general relaxation, improve movement, relieve somatic and muscular pain or dysfunction, stress and muscle tension, provide for general health enhancement, personal growth, education and the organization, balance and integration of the human body.

Massage Therapy includes, but not limited to: the use of touch, pressure, friction, stroking, gliding, percussion, kneading, movement, positioning, holding, range of motion and nonspecific stretching within the normal anatomical range of movement, and vibration by manual or mechanical means with our without the use of massage devices that mimic or enhance manual measures; and the external application of ice, heat and cold packs for thermal therapy, water, lubricants, abrasives and external application of herbal or topical preparations not classified as prescription drugs.

Exam Requirements

  • Exam requirements can be located on the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) website on the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx)
Last Modified on Feb 24, 2023
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