What is the most important reason for insisting on an LMT/BCTMB /AMTA certified professional? You are! Because whether you're visiting a massage therapist or body worker for relaxation, rehabilitation or rejuvenation, you deserve to be treated by a practitioner who is both skilled and knowledgeable. And that's what the LMT and NCBTMB credential stands for - a commitment to excellence.

To become nationally certified, practitioners must demonstrate mastery of core skills and knowledge, pass an LMT/NCBTMB standardized exam, uphold the organization's Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, and take part in continued education.

The highest voluntary certification achievable in massage therapy is National Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Body Work, NBCTMB.

Today, there are over 87,000 nationally certified practitioners throughout the country - and you can find them in physician offices, private practices, spas, rehab facilities, health clubs and hospitals.