As an NCBTMB Approved Provider, I / my organization offers advanced science courses that contain content which goes beyond the Massage Therapy Scope of Practice, but may be conducive to understanding different systems of the body more in depth.
Participation and continuing education hours awarded for completion of the above mentioned courses are strictly for the advanced development and understanding in interdisciplinary practices. Massage therapists are only allowed to practice within their professional Scope of Practice, and any skills learned in this course (or these courses) are for further development purposes and should not be practiced professionally.
Massage therapists who wish to take these courses may, with the understanding that the information was approved by NCBTMB, strengthen the therapist’s knowledge of human science. Please know that, as a massage therapist, if you are caught practicing advanced modalities or advising clients in practices that are outside of your Scope of Practice, you can lose your Board Certification and / or massage therapy license.
To practice methods learned within our advanced science courses, a massage therapist may need to gain additional education, earn an appropriate degree in the subject matter, and / or get additional licensing.