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Massage Therapy Certification Survival Guide

February 14, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 150

Every graduating massage therapy student when coming out of massage therapy school, still has to take their national certification exam in order to get their massage therapy license. This may sound like an easy thing, but you would not believe how many students simply don't pass their exam. Not passing their exam the first time, causes needless unnecessary expense, needless frustration and anxiety, and needless prolonging putting off getting your massage license and practicing massage therapy. Speaking from experience, and seeing so many others struggling with this ordeal, I want to give some easy, common sense advice that will hopefully help those needing to take either their MBLEx, NCETM, or NCETMB certification test.

First of all, don't think you can just waltz into the testing center without any preparation and think you will pass. Chances are you won't and the odds of that happening are very much against you. Secondly, always prepare before taking any exam, especially your certification exams. Always refresh your memory, go back and review what you learned in massage therapy school. If by some chance you don't do well preparing that way, get a tutor, a friend, someone or something that will help you prepare. Also, many students have been out of school for a while and this is where most graduates make the mistake. They wait to late to take the test while the information is fresh in their brains and then thing they can pass the exam after being out of school for 6 months or longer. That simply won't happen, I guarantee it. You must prepare to pass the exam.

If by some chance you don't know anyone that can help you, I would highly recommend getting a MBLEx study guide, a NCETMB or NCETM study guide. There are many great online study guides that are worth their weight in gold. I would choose an online study guide that comes on a computer program because the certification exams are taken on a computer. If you study on this type of study guide it will give you that test like feel that you will face come test day. In closing, always get a good nights rest before the exam day. Do not over analyze each question. Always go with your first gut instinct and remember to breath. Slowing down your breathing helps calms your brain and body just like massage does. If you do these simple steps, you will save yourself a lot of grief, time and wasted money by not passing the exam. Do these things and you should pass your exam in flying colors.

Bob Dean is a licensed body worker who has a thriving practice.

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