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If you're looking to join into or start a massage therapy practice, you may be interested in talking to the Educational Directors at Varsity Tutors about MBLEx prep courses. We can provide you with personalized MBLEx classes that cater to your individual learning requirements to prepare adequately for the test. Reach out to Varsity Tutors right now or continue reading to learn all about how a customized MBLEx course could make a difference in your preparation.

To earn your certification to practice massage therapy, the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) offers the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx). The certification exists to ensure that those practicing massage therapy have the proper knowledge of the body, client assessments, ethics and laws, and other aspects of running a safe and effective practice. MBLEx classes can help you on this front by pairing you with an expert tutor who understands the industry and the exam to help you hone your knowledge and skills so you can perform at your best on test day. Unlike group instruction or a classroom environment, we set you up with an MBLEx prep course that focuses on the areas you need to improve most before the test date arrives. Whether you need more study on anatomy and physiology, pathology related contraindications, palpation assessments, or need to get a better handle on the skills you need to run your own business effectively, a private MBLEx course instructor can adapt to your requirements. If you aren't sure what you should be studying, your instructor can assess your knowledge and identify any gaps. With that information in mind, your instructor can make sure that MBLEx classes are focusing on the areas where you have the most opportunity to improve your score.

The MBLEx covers a comprehensive set of knowledge to ensure massage therapists are ready to practice professionally. Here are the sections you can prepare for during your MBLEx class:

MBLEx Section Percentage of Exam
Anatomy and Physiology 11
Kinesiology 12
Pathology, Contraindications, Areas of Caution, Special Populations 14
Benefits and Physiological Effects of Techniques that Manipulate Soft Tissue 15
Client Assessment, Reassessment, and Treatment Planning 17
Ethics Boundaries, Laws, Regulations 16
Guidelines for Professional Practice 15

MBLEx courses also focus on helping you become a better test taker. There are specific traits people can build up that help them perform at their full potential on test day, like time management skills, strategies to help answer tough questions, and methods of relaxation. Your tutor can help you develop these abilities to alleviate test anxiety and help you become more confident for the exam.

MBLEx prep classes are of course full of substantive review of topics you'll need to know for the exam. Here is just a sampling of what you could review with during your MBLEx class:

MBLEx Exam Topics (non-exhaustive list)

  • Circulation system
  • Muscular system
  • Lymphatic system
  • Digestive system
  • Nervous system
  • Components and characteristics of muscles
  • Joint structure and function
  • Range of motion
  • Areas of caution
  • Site-specific contraindications
  • Physiological effects of soft tissue manipulation
  • Soft tissue techniques
  • Organization of a massage/bodywork session
  • Palpation assessment
  • Ethical behavior
  • Massage/bodywork-related laws and regulations
  • Therapist hygiene
  • Healthcare and business terminology

Besides providing you with explanations and review of topics and helping you build solid test-taking skills, your MBLEx prep class is as convenient as we can make it. We will find you a tutor who has the proper skills and who best matches your availability to make scheduling sessions easier. We also give you the ability to work with your tutor in online face to face sessions so that you don't have to travel.

If you're ready to start your MBLEx prep classes, contact Varsity Tutors today.

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