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How to become a massage therapist in your state

Feb 3, 2016 1:56:00 PM by MTTI

A healing career as a massage therapist is incredibly rewarding. Becoming a massage therapist requires completing a massage education program, passing the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx), and applying for a license in the state(s) in which you want to work. 

In the United States, the MBLEx is the sole licensing exam for the profession of massage therapy. Other licensing requirements, such as number of hours of training, vary from state to state.

Before you choose a massage therapy school, research the requirements in your area and any areas you wish you work to ensure that your education fully prepares you to earn licensing. Some massage programs such as Massage Therapy Training Institute meet the qualifications for most states, which can be helpful if you plan to move or work in a different state in the future. 

U.S. massage therapy state board contacts and licensing requirements appear alphabetically below. Canadian information follows. At this time, the states of Alaska (except for the city of Valdez), Kansas, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Vermont and Wyoming have no state regulations governing the massage profession. Regulations have passed but have not yet been implemented in Idaho and Michigan.


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Tips for Choosing the Right Massage School in New Mexico

Dec 9, 2015 1:07:00 PM by MTTI

Anyone who has spent time researching massage therapy schools knows it can be an overwhelming process. Every person is different, and your particular learning style, personal values, career goals, schedule, and budget are all factors in determining which massage school is the best fit for you. That is why it is imerative that you do your research on what each massage program you are considering can offer you as an invidual in your education, as well as in the world of employment after you graduate and become a licensed Massage Therapist. 

AMTA has compiled this helpful checklist of the top 10 items to consider when comparing massage programs and considering massage therapy as a career. Keep these factors in mind as you research New Mexico massage schools to find the right one for you.

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How many hours of massage school do you really need?

Dec 6, 2015 1:21:49 PM by MTTI

When researching massage schools, you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the numbers. Different massage programs have widely varying tuition prices and additional expenses, and then there is the number of hours in the massage program. 500? 750? 900? You may be asking yourself, "what do all of these numbers mean in the real world, and what does X amount of program hours actually get me?" 

To clear this up, we've put together a list of what factors you should consider when comparing program hours. When you determine which factors are most important for your individual life goals, you will be able to decide how many program hours you need, and what massage program is the best fit for you.


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How to Become a Massage Therapist in New Mexico in 10 Steps

May 25, 2014 1:21:00 PM by MTTI

If you want to become a massage therapist in New Mexico, our checklist will help start you on the path to realize your dream of having a high paying and rewarding career as a massage therapist.

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