Resources & Links

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Massage Profession Resources

Resources for licensed massage professionals, or those looking to become one!
What you needWebsite LinkWhat you'll find
Fingerprinting Informationhttps://mi.ibtfingerprint.com/Register for fingerprinting in Michigan.
Electronic Transcript Serviceshttps://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.orgWas 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 Informationhttps://www.michigan.gov/lara/Licensing applications and forms, Board information, frequently asked questions, and more!
English Language Proficiency https://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/aboutIf your curriculum was not taught in english, you may need to provide proof of english proficiency. Start here!
Check the Status of your Applicationhttps://www.lara.michigan.gov/hlal/Enter your number, and view the status of your licensing application.
Online License Renewalhttps://mylicense.mdch.state.mi.us/MyLicenseEnterpriseDleg/Login.aspxRenew your license here, you will need your LARA login information.
Verify a Licensehttps://w2.lara.state.mi.us/VAL/License/SearchVerify 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-certificationInformation and registration for being a nationally certified massage professional.
Professional OrganizationsAMTA
AMMA
ABMP
Massage Council
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.

Community Resources

A collection of resources for people who need massage services.
Massage and Sleep | Tuck Sleepwww.tuck.comPut 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.