Not all Massage Therapy Schools are Equal

A January report from the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Body Work proves not all massage therapy schools are equal.

Several massage therapy schools were suspended or had their national certification abilities revoked due to a variety of infractions against their policies.

Relative to the number of massage therapy schools in the nation, the Certification Board’s list of 26 schools represents a very small percentage of the nation’s massage therapy institutes. However, this information provides a few good questions for a prospective massage therapy school if you plan to enroll any time soon. This is especially true if you are in California, where 19 of the schools are located.

Three of the massage therapy schools were temporarily suspended and two were permanently revoked. The rest had their certification board abilities revoked for various reasons, many of which cannot be cured. Some of the cited reasons for revoking a massage therapy school’s access to national board licensing prompt some legitimate questions to ask before paying money for a higher education in massage therapy.

The list found massage therapy schools that were issuing fake certificates and diplomas, actual hours of teaching before providing a degree or diploma, and some graduates that were connected with “erotic massage” institutions. The massage therapy schools were largely cited with infractions relating to the degrees and certificate requirements they avoided when awarding degrees to students as well as connection to massage techniques that are not allowed in massage therapy school curriculum.

Fraudulent transcript records, unauthorized degree awards, illicit content and course work, inappropriate record keeping practices can cause the certification board to suspect that a massage therapy school may be acting outside of the regulatory agencies’ rules. After finding instances of possible fraud, the board often requests information from the school about its practices and performs and audit.

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    Not all Massage Therapy Schools are Equal…

    Massage therapy schools are subject to audits by the regulating agencies and certification boards; some schools fail the test….

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    Not all Massage Therapy Schools are Equal…

    Massage therapy schools are subject to audits by the regulating agencies and certification boards; some schools fail the test….