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Posts Tagged ‘ NCBTMB; FSMTB ’

CE: No Approval is Better than Faux Approval

January 29, 2014
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This is hardly the first time I’ve had gripes about the state of continuing education for massage therapists in the US. I’m not happy, and I haven’t been happy for a long time. I’m a CE provider myself, approved by the NCBTMB. That approval is accepted in many places, but there are some states...
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Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards: All Talk and No Action?

May 20, 2013
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I hear through the grapevine that the Nevada State Board of Massage Therapists has voted to terminate their agency’s membership in the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards. Why the big thumbs down? The main reason was a failure to deliver on the many promises FSMTB has made to its Member Boards. It’s been...
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The Financial Health of Our Organizations: NCBTMB

November 29, 2012
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Note: For the past few years I have done a series of reports on the financial status of the non-profit organizations that represent the massage therapy profession. I obtain this information from Guidestar, a financial information clearinghouse for non-profits. The organizations can provide their Form 990 (Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax) to...
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NCBTMB: Quit the Small Stuff and Take the Bold Step

July 11, 2012
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Nearly two years ago, the Tennessee Board of Massage Licensure voted to change its rule pertaining to the examinations approved for licensure of massage therapists. They chose to adopt the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination offered by FSMTB as the only approved exam – and sunset the use of the National Certification Examination for...
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A Betrayal of Trust

May 5, 2012
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Any time one of the major organizations in the massage field tries to fire up a project that will “advance the profession”, I get awfully suspicious. When a group of them get together to do something on the big scale, I go on full nuclear alert. That’s the case right now with a dubious...
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Behind Closed Doors

April 30, 2012
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From the title, you might think this blog is about The Client List, the trashy new show on the Lifetime Channel that gives massage therapy a black eye. No such luck; the event I am referring to is the upcoming Leadership Summit #2, set to take place next week in Chicago. The first Leadership...
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Make Your Voice Heard

March 31, 2012
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Make Your Voice Heard

Our industry is at a critical juncture. As we move into a “full-fledged” profession with the various stakeholders (AFMTE, AMTA, ABMP, FSMTB, MTF, NCBTMB), actually attempting to play well with each other and work in harmony for the greater good of the profession, now is the time to make sure your voice is heard!...
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It Was a Very Good Year

December 18, 2011
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As I look back over 2011, it was a very good year. For the 8th year in a row, since I first opened my business, I am going to finish the year with a growth in sales and in my bottom line. That’s rather miraculous, considering the unemployment rate in my county has been...
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Rick Rosen: A Job Well Done

November 26, 2011
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Rick Rosen, MA, LMBT, Founder and Executive Director of the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education, announced last week that he will be stepping down from that position effective November 30. In his letter to Alliance members, Rosen stated that he is returning to his full-time duties at the Body Therapy Institute in Siler City,...
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Kudos, and a Few Thumps on the Head

November 13, 2011
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The year is winding down; all the award shows have been on television lately, and I’d like to give out a few of my own, along with a thump or two on the head of those who need it. Call me a critic! These are my opinions only and should not be construed as...
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