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Massage Profession ResourcesResources for licensed massage professionals, or those looking to become one!
|What you need||Website Link||What you'll find|
|Fingerprinting Information||https://mi.ibtfingerprint.com/||Register for fingerprinting in Michigan.|
|Electronic Transcript Services||https://www.parchment.com/parchment/||Send or receive e-transcripts. You may be required to send in transcripts for licensing in Michigan, this website will save you time and trouble of locating transcripts.|
|Is your education certifiable in Michigan?||www.naces.org||Was your massage education outside of the USA? You'll find a list of credentialing agencies that can verify the equivalency of your education.|
|Michigan Licensing Information||https://www.michigan.gov/lara/||Licensing applications and forms, Board information, frequently asked questions, and more!|
|English Language Proficiency||https://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/about||If your curriculum was not taught in english, you may need to provide proof of english proficiency. Start here!|
|Check the Status of your Application||https://www.lara.michigan.gov/hlal/||Enter your number, and view the status of your licensing application.|
|Online License Renewal||https://mylicense.mdch.state.mi.us/MyLicenseEnterpriseDleg/Login.aspx||Renew your license here, you will need your LARA login information.|
|Verify a License||https://w2.lara.state.mi.us/VAL/License/Search||Verify a license for a person or business here. Search by name, city, profession, and more.|
|MBLEX exam||https://www.fsmtb.org/||Good resources for the MBLEX exam. This is where you go to become a licensed Michigan massage and bodywork professional.|
|BCETMB exam (National Certification)||https://www.ncbtmb.org/board-certification||Information and registration for being a nationally certified massage professional.|
|A few different professional massage organizations. These membership orgs can help with insurance, taxes, websites, and other aspects of navigating life as a massage and bodywork professional.|
|AssistedLiving.org||https://www.assistedliving.org/||AssistedLiving.org is dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults by compiling comprehensive research, the latest studies, and real-world insight from experts, caregivers, and seniors into easy-to-understand, actionable guides and resources.|
Community ResourcesA collection of resources for people who need massage services.
|Massage and Sleep | Tuck Sleep||www.tuck.com||Put simply, massage therapy is a treatment that manipulates the soft tissues of your body using varying degrees of movement and pressure. However, the practice of massage therapy is much more nuanced than that. Depending on the type of massage therapy you select, you can expect everything from kneading and long strokes to vibration, tapping, and application of warmth.|