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Massage Therapists

Massage therapists use the art of human touch and
massage techniques to relieve pain, promote
relaxation, relieve stress and muscle tension, and
improve circulation and range of motion.  Many people
seek out massage because it creates a feeling of
well-being.  Massage therapists can specialize in
more than 80 types of massage, referred to as
modalities, and most therapists specialize in several
modalities.

Those who are interested in working with people and
desire to improve the health of others may find
massage therapy to be a rewarding profession.

Job Potential

The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor
Statistics indicates employment for massage
therapists is expected to increase faster than average
through 2018 as more people learn about the benefits
of massage therapy.  Potential employers range from
health spas and wellness clinics to chiropractors,
hospitals and long-term care facilities as well as
self-employment.

Affordable Quality Education

The CCBC Massage Therapy program is designed to
prepare students for a health career as a massage
therapist.  The CCBC Massage Therapy Foundatiuon
helps students take the
National Certification Exam in
Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork which is required
for Maryland licensure.   After passing this exam,
graduates are eligible to apply  to become a Maryland
Licensed Massage Therapist.
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CCBC Essex
7201 Rossville Boulevard
Baltimore, MD  21237
443-840-1431
The Community College of Baltimore County
School of Health Professions
About Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy
Associate of Applied Science Degree,
Certificate Program and Continuing Education


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Licensed Massage Therapist or Registered Massage Practitioner

The state of Maryland recognizes two different levels of massage therapy practitioners,
Licensed and Registered Massage Practitioner.

A
Licensed Massage Therapist must have completed 60 credit hours of college course
work, 500 hours of massage therapy education at an approved/accredited school,
provide proof of passing the NCBTMB or NCCACOM examination, and pass the
Maryland massage therapy jurisprudence examination. Licensed Massage Therapists
may practice in health care settings and all related businesses.

A
Registered Massage Practitioner must meet all of the requirements of the Licensed
Massage Therapist with the exception of 60 college credit hours.  Registered Massage
Practitioners may
not practice in any health care setting but may practice in all related
business settings.
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100%!
We are very proud of our Graduates!  
100% of our grads took the National
Certification Exam for Therapeutic
Massage and Bodywork, and
100%
passed the Exam.
 AGAIN!! 2009,
2010 and 2011 -
 Congratulations!!!

Accreditation

Program is accredited by COMTA, The
Commission on Massage Therapy
Accreditation.

The Program is approved by Maryland
Higher Education Commission and
by the Maryland Department of Health
and Mental Hygiene Board of
Chiropractic and Massage Therapy
Examiners.  

The Community College of Baltimore
County is accredited by the Middle
States Commission on Higher
Education.

Professional Associations

The CCBC Massage Therapy
Associates Degree Program is a
school  member of the American
Massage Therapy Association .  

The Program adheres to the Code of
Ethics set out by the
American
Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
and the
National Certification Board
for Therapeutic Massage and
Bodywork (NCBTMB) as well as the
NCBTMB Standards of Practice.
Call now for more information if you
are thinking about a new career in
Massage Therapy.  CCBC offers the
best value in quality education.

443.840.1431
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Wellness!
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