FAQ

FAQ

Questions for Your Prospective Therapist

You should ask your prospective massage therapist about his or her qualifications.

  1. Are you licensed?
  2. I am licensed to practice massage in Florida and North Carolina. To earn my Florida license, I completed a 500 hour certified program over a six month period during which I attended school full-time. Following that I passed the state licensure exam in 1992 and have continued to complete the requirement of 24 hours of additional education every two years. This is in addition to the 600 hours of certified polarity therapy training that I completed to become a Registered Polarity Practitioner (RPP) and 100 hours of certified colon therapy training.

    In 2009 I was granted a North Carolina massage license based on my education and experience.

    American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)

  3. Are you a member of a professional association?
  4. I have been a member of AMTA since 1992. The AMTA is a professional organization with more than 57,000 members. AMTA works to establish massage therapy as integral to the maintenance of good health and complementary to other therapeutic processes; to advance the profession through ethics and standards, continuing education, professional publications, legislative efforts, public education, and fostering the development of members.

  5. Where did you receive your massage therapy training and did you graduate from a program accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA)?
  6. I graduated from the Wood Hygienic Institute in Kissimmee, Florida, which is certified by the State of Florida and COMTA. COMTA confirms that massage schools offer rigorous training and possess qualified faculty and proper equipment.

  7. How many hours of initial training did you have?
  8. I completed a 500 hour certified program over a six month period during which I attended school full-time.

  9. Are you trained in any specific massage modalities?
  10. Yes:

    • Acupressure
    • Craniosacral
    • Deep Tissue Massage
    • Neuromuscular
    • Reflexology
    • Reiki
    • Swedish Massage
    • TMJ