the new NCB recertification for massage therapists

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Runa in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania

22 months ago

I'm a little confused about the new recertification process as mine is due in September. Here is what I need defining 1) you say 24 cue's I already have 30 however you state 3 must be in research but in real and practical life we as massage therapist are trying to scrape a living in our careers with most of our experience as hands on work . 2) the majority of my work is in the spa industry which has a client confidentiality clause and we are not allowed to transfer client information outside of the spa at anytime for personal research would a 1099 tax document be accepted as proof of actively practicing for hands on?? and how does one research? 3) spas are not required to keep soap notes what then happens?? I have practiced for nearly 12 years and had no interest in scientific validation just to provide therapeutic benefits of reducing stress and to relax my guest how did you determine research as required?? so many exams have developed thru the years that between state license and national requirements its become quite expensive and with no one to protect the massage therapist but so focused on the “public safety” that we as practioners have to pay for not the public. It’s not that I don’t accept new developments in this field as I have always had a professional attitude towards my profession but we all don’t have private practices nor are we all spa owners. we are real world practicing massage therapist who enjoy what we do. but with so many changes and constraints that have developed I have noticed the new and upcoming massage therapist have not really grasped the hands on because of there preoccupation with academic requirements that precedes hands on practice only to have spas let them go because guest are not being satisfied with there massage, and that saddens me to see as these new therapist have worked so hard to develop there practice not understanding the” art of bodywork” that is being lost through so much academic documentation. so where do I go fro

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Runa in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania

22 months ago

Im also interested in knowing if any massage therapist out there have expirenced the frustrations of constantly complying with local state regulations and Im aware that we should always pursue continuing education to enhance our knowledge base of adding differnet modalities to benefit our clients and guest as well as enhancing our competancy in the learning proccess but do you feel the ceu's can be costly and excessive?? and has anyone opted out of national certification and taken the mblex instead?? as Im thinking of doing this as it seems to be a more practical exam for us who have no interest in the letters behaind my name for a seal of approval.. when I started 12 years ago the national cert was the only one available to to take as a profesional therapist. but Im seriously considering just going ahead to take the mblex..any thoughts would be apppreciated..

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