Massage Learning Resources

Use the links below to access great websites for support in your studies.

Science & Bodywork Sites

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Massage Nerd

The largest massage website with 3,500+ massage videos, 10,000+ massage pictures, 4,000+ massage test questions and so much more!
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Anatomy Lab

Human cadaver lab archival images, puzzles and more. Incredibly intriguing, but not for the faint of heart.
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GetBodySmart

A fully animated and interactive eBook about human anatomy and physiology. Free tutorials and quizzes to help explain the body's complex physiological interactions and illustrate its important anatomical landmarks.
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Trail Guide to the Body

DVD extras, primal images, image overlays and audio clips to accompany the Trail Guide to the Body.
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Know the Body

Free online quizzes, images and activities to accompany another great Kinesiology text.
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thePoint

A free website that accompanies your A&P, Pathology, Business and Communication books; images, videos, quizzes, flash cards & more!
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Ken Hub

A paid website (free trial available) with videos, quizzes, and more. Provides "Reliable content & detailed illustrations, Adapts to your level of learning & speed, Learn anytime, anywhere, 100% money-back-guarantee"

Learning Tools, Study & Test Anxiety

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Beating Dyslexia

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Study Guides and Strategies

A comprehensive resource for study tips, memorization techniques, test anxiety/preparation methods - fabulous resource!

Practice Tests & Exam Prep

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Massage Therapy Exam Review

Click to automatically download a zip file containing free MS Word practice tests from Jane S. Garofano's Massage Therapy Exam Review book. Thorough and quite helpful. The download will start immediately.
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Oregon Massage Prep

Oregon practical exam preparation - membership fee, local instructor who offers tutorial assistance. Includes access to palpation videos.
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Massage-Exam.com

Massage-Exam.com is a subscription-based site that provides massage curriculum review material for the NCETM, NCETMB, and MBLEx. It is a multiple choice question format with detailed learning rationale. Massage-Exam.com also provides a 100% pass guarantee. In the unlikely event you fail your exam, your subscription will be continued until you do pass.
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Massage Nerd

Massage Nerd practice tests are free, but you don't get the detailed responses and subject matter mixed together like the site above. 4000+ questions.
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Tests.com

Access to MBLEx and NCE review tests, $39.95 fee includes flash cards, practice tests and more.

Licensing Boards

OBMTOregon Board of Massage Therapists
WA - DOHWashington Dept of Health - Massage Therapists

Written Exam

FSMTB Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards - MBLEx

Professional Organizations

Professional organizations offer more than liability insurance; they use your yearly premiums to fund their efforts in supporting or opposing massage-related legislation and to provide community education on the benefits of massage.
NCBTMBNational Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
Comparison TableMassage Liability Insurance - Comparison Table
ABMPAssociated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
AMTAAmerican Massage Therapy Association
IMAInternational Massage Association
Red CrossRed Cross CPR

Massage Publications

Massage MagazineIndependent monthly journal.
Massage and Bodywork MagazineBi-monthly journal published by ABMP.
Massage Therapy JournalBi-monthly journal published by AMTA.
LMT or BustBlog that chronicles the training path of a massage therapist - witty and thoughtful.

Massage Research

Research is emerging as a vital part of bringing the benefits of massage and bodywork to the awareness of primary care providers and health insurance companies. Get involved in the future of the profession and engage in case studies and research.
Massage Therapy FoundationThe Massage Therapy Foundation advances the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by supporting scientific research, education, and community service.
Touch Research InstituteThe Touch Research Institute is dedicated to studying the effects of touch therapy. The TRIs have researched the effects of massage therapy at all stages of life, from newborns to senior citizens. In these studies the TRIs have shown that touch therapy has many positive effects.
Massage Insurance Billing and ReimbursementSite for insurance billing classes and for insurance related questions from massage therapists.

Massage Training Previews

Previews help you make a sound decision about choosing a career in massage by outlining the time, finances and energy needed for training. Oregon licensing and career opportunities are discussed. There is no cost to attend.

Next Dates:
Monday, December 4: 6:30-8:30pm - PORTLAND
Thursday, December 7: 6:30-8:30pm - SALEM

To reserve a seat, contact:
PORTLAND - Nicole Spears, 800-844-3420 or  E-mail
SALEM - Morgan Neil, 877-588-8912 or  E-mail

Lymphatic Massage for Upper Body

Lymphatic MassageDecember 1-3, $340
12CEs - PORTLAND

Lymphatic Detox Massage maximizes the therapeutic effects of bodywork and is especially effective for reducing inflammation and swelling, relieving acute and chronic pain, and detoxifying the body. Although extremely gentle and subtle the effects are potent on a physical level. This class focuses on ... more on Lymphatic Massage for Upper Extremities.

To register, please call 1-800-844-3420.

Myofascial Sculpting©

Reflexology Variations
Dec 9-10, Sat-Sun 9am-5:30pm, 15 CEs - $365
Portland Campus.

This training is an introduction to the theory and practice of Myofascial Sculpting which teaches you how to work with the fascia in the body using tools such as silicone cups to loosen the fascia and sculpt the body. This class includes the history, application, and theory behind this therapeutic approach to enhance the function of all body systems and will...more on Myofascial Sculpting©.
To register, please call 1-800-844-3420.