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Pennsylvania Massage Therapists & Bodyworkers

Designed for Bodyworkers in Pennsylvania to connect with others in the field. Come tell us who and where you are, where you went to school, how long you've been practicing, and where you practice at!

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Latest Activity: Feb 10, 2014

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Application for License 3 Replies

Started by Precy Warner. Last reply by Anne O'Brien Nov 18, 2010.

new to PA 1 Reply

Started by Sherry Maracz Bayda. Last reply by Jeffrey A. Lutz Oct 7, 2010.

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Comment by Patricia D. Moore on November 9, 2013 at 5:55pm

Hi all! I haven't been on here for some time, just checking in ;) I'm an LMT in Western PA, and I have been massaging since 1999. Hello and I enjoy to read every LMT's posts!  I am an Ashiatsu Therapist, and have a few other things under my belt. Just cruising through, and my question is, or comment: What do you all think of our licensing process and our State Board?

Comment by Tracey Moon on September 24, 2013 at 12:55pm

NCBTMB Approved Ethics 6 CE's •  Meditation & Mindfulness for Massage Therapists •  Friday, October 4th at Blueberry Gardens in Ashton, MD  For more information:

Comment by Tracey Moon on April 5, 2012 at 10:33am

Integrating Mind Body Skills into your Massage Practice this June 15th

Holistic Massage Training Institute • Baltimore, MD  • 7 CE's • One day class

Comment by Holly Lynn Donaldson on December 8, 2011 at 2:26pm

I did my application through the reciprocity option.  Was just curious about the length it took others. I'm guessing most people grandfathered in or went the testing route.

Comment by Daniel Lopes on December 8, 2011 at 4:41am

Only took me a little over a month, after I took the national boards.

Comment by Serenity Achieved! on December 7, 2011 at 3:38pm

Took me about 3 months from start to finish (Applied in May, got my license in early September).  Keep copies of everything you send, and request copies/receipts of anything you have sent from another agency.  Be patient.

Comment by Anne O'Brien on December 7, 2011 at 2:41pm

It took me two months, but I did it at the very beginning when they were probably overloaded with applicants - also, they requested info I had already submitted, (so had to re-submit the same information twice, they would not accept my character reference because they thought it was my husband,(how would they even know I was married, or what my husband's name was....that was another delay - they insisted that crinimal background check via State Police record come directly from that office, but that office will not do that (State Board finally changed that requirement)----------in other words it was a royal pain for absolutely no reason....but I finally got my license so all worked out in the end = expect delays, and frustrations but hang in there.

Comment by Holly Lynn Donaldson on December 7, 2011 at 1:45pm

How long has it taken everyone to get their license application processed and approved?

Comment by M Susan Walsh on August 31, 2011 at 8:55am


I am offering two unique workshops in  the Newark/Wilmingon area in late September.  The first, Indian Champissage™ (Head Massage) is a 3-day course for 21 CE hours. The second, Kansa Vatki Foot Massage™ is a 1-day course for 7 CE hours.  Both courses are NCBTMB & DE  approved.   See below for a listing of upcoming workshops in other locations.


What:     Indian Champissage™ (Head Massage)

When:    Sep 30-Oct 2 (Fri/Sat/Sun) 9:00 - 5:00 each day

Where:   Ramada Wilmington/Newark, Chapman Blvd.


Indian Champissage has been popular in India for over a thousand years.  The head, neck, shoulders and upper back - areas where tension is more likely to accumulate - are gently, firmly and rhythmically massaged until the pressure simply melts away.  This unique therapy combines physical and subtle massage with energy balancing to produce feelings of perfect peace.  It is a wonderful alternative to seated chair massage. 


What:     Kansa Vatki Foot Massage

When:    Oct 3 (Mon) 9:00 - 5:00

Where:  Ramada Wilmington/Newark, Chapman Blvd.


Kansa Vatki Foot Massage is a beautiful and relaxing healthcare modality which balances the body, mind and spirit.  This unique treatment, steeped in centuries of Ayurvedic ceremony, incorporates ghee (clarified butter).  The heart of the treatment involves vigorously rubbing the soles of the feet with a

3-metal bowl to draw heat and toxins out of the body thereby inducing tremendous relaxation.  The Kansa Vatki Foot Massage is deeply revitalizing for tired feet and legs, and it makes a perfect addition to reflexology. 


For more information or to register, please visit You may download a registration form at  or call me at (703) 425-3331.


Class size is limited.  Registration deadline is September 26.


Upcoming classes:

                                               Newark DE                           Sep 30-Oct 3

                                                El Paso TX                            Oct 14-17

                                                Madison WI                       Oct 21-24

                                                Columbia SC                      Nov 4-7

                                                Newport RI                         Nov 11-14

                                            Burke VA                          Dec  16-19 







Comment by Nancy Toner Weinberger on August 22, 2011 at 11:32am

Become a Continuing Education Provider- or just teach like one!

Teaching Skills for the Workshop Leader

Chicago, Illinois - Thursday-Sunday, November 3-6, 2011
Times: 9:30AM to 6:00PM on Thursday-Saturday. 9:30AM to 12:30PM on Sunday. Additional optional non-credit hours on Sunday 1:30PM-3:30PM

Location: Courtyard Marriott Oakbrook Terrace

This is a true workshop, limited to 12 participants. Yes, you will get lots of information about designing your class, marketing it, and actually teaching it. But you will also put what you learn to use right in this workshop. Come prepared to write syllabi, learning objectives and lesson plans for your class, actually try out part of your presentation with your classmates, prepare a written plan for implementation of your marketing strategy, decide what level of certification is right for you, and if it is National Certification, actually begin to fill out the NCBTMB application at the end of the class. The learning you will get in this class will apply to all state agency requirements, and even other disciplines.  

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