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We Prepare Massage Therapy Students and Graduates for the FSMTB Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx)

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You’ve spent many months in massage school. Dedicated countless hours studying anatomy & physiology, kinesiology, pathology and other class subjects. Devoted many hours practicing your new hands-on massage skills. And paid thousands of dollars for tuition and other expenses. Now all that stands between you and your new massage career is passing the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx). MBLExGuide is your guide to passing the MBLEx in 2024.

MBLEx Practice Exams and Complete MBLEx Prep Course

Two of the most common challenges that we hear about from massage therapy students are: (1) the difficulty of learning and retaining the large volume of information that is covered in massage school and on the MBLEx, and (2) the challenges related to organizing a comprehensive MBLEx study plan that covers all of the right content and still fits into their already busy schedule. The MBLEx test prep system that we have developed helps students to overcome these challenges with our convenient, organized and affordable online program.

MBLExGuide provides current massage therapy students, graduates and practicing therapists who need to pass the MBLEx with a comprehensive online MBLEx Prep Course as well as practice tests, quizzes, and MBLEx notes. Consider us your massage exam coach and study buddy. The study resources on MBLExGuide are specifically intended to help students review for the FSMTB Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx). These test prep materials will also benefit massage students who need assistance preparing for their school’s comprehensive exams, and other massage licensing board exams such as the New York State Massage Therapy Examination, and the Hawaii Massage Exam. Our MBLEx study tools and test prep program can also help practicing therapists prepare for the board certification exam (BCETMB) offered by the NCBTMB. Our massage exam course and training academy offers an organized and efficient approach to study all of the most important topics on the massage exam, and pass with confidence.

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Comprehensive Massage Exam Course

Review each of the seven sections of the FSMTB Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) using our convenient and organized study system. Our MBLEx Prep Course along with the practice quizzes and tests will help you stay focused and avoid procrastination. This complete massage exam course provides a more effective and engaging test prep solution than traditional study guides. The massage course works like an online MBLEx study guide or an MBLEx for dummies. It is divided into 30 lessons, and includes hundreds of images and illustrations to support the most important concepts that you need to know for the MBLEx. It also includes end-of-lesson comprehension quizzes, definitions of key terminology, practical tips and study notes.

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MBLEx Practice Exams and Quizzes

Practice massage exams are an essential component of a complete MBLEx study plan. Practice tests and quizzes are one the best ways to engage in active learning. The app will help you to increase your information retention and recall, track your progress, assess your exam readiness, and identify any knowledge gaps. They also help students decrease test anxiety and improve test-taking skills. Our MBLEx practice exams and quizzes pull from a huge pool of over 4,200 questions, and provide correct answer rationales. We offer full-length simulated exams, mini-exams and rapid content area quizzes. The practice tests are designed like the actual MBLEx, with similar structure and difficulty level. All practice exams are randomized and offer unlimited retakes.

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Convenient Review System

Save valuable time with MBLExGuide. We focus on essential information that is most likely to be on the FSMTB massage licensing exam, like a MBLEx cheat sheet, so that you can confidently pass the MBLEx.

Targeted Study Material

Comprehensive exams like the MBLEx require a strategic study plan. Our MBLEx Prep Course and our practice tests will help you stay organized, retain information, minimize test anxiety, and avoid procrastination.

Unlimited Practice Tests

Unlimited retakes of the full-length sample exams, mini-exams and content area quizzes. The massage practice exams offer question and answer randomization to increase challenge and variety of this MBLEx study tool.

About the MBLEx

The Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEX) was developed and is administered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB). It is the most commonly used competency exam for massage therapists in the United States. The MBLEx is currently used as a component of licensure in 46 states or US territories. It is designed based on massage job task analysis surveys that reflect the practical knowledge and skills which massage therapists need to know to perform their job safely and effectively, and function as a professional massage therapist. The massage licensing exam is a 100-question multiple-choice exam that is offered at Pearson Vue testing centers around the country. Find out more about the 2024 MBLEx contents and application requirements here. To find answers to commonly asked questions about the massage licensing exam, please see our MBLEx FAQ page.

MBLEx Guide Covers All Topics on the Massage Licensing Exam

Our massage exam prep course, practice tests and quizzes cover all of the major subjects, concepts and terminology that you are most likely to encounter on the massage exam according to the MBLEx website and FSMTB MBLEx handbook. Here are just a handful of the topics covered in our MBLEx Prep Course and practice tests:

  • Common pathologies
  • Anatomy of each body system
  • Muscle origins, insertions & actions
  • Client assessment process
  • Kinesiology principles
  • Shapes and functions of muscles
  • Massage business terminology
  • Physiology of each organ & system
  • Muscle contraction concepts
  • Massage therapy contraindications
  • Types of massage modalities
  • Therapeutic use of heat and cold
  • Healthcare & medical terminology
  • Areas of caution / endangerment
  • Ergonomics & body mechanics
  • Joint structure, function & types
  • Client draping & positioning
  • Joint range of motion
  • Effects of massage techniques
  • Therapeutic relationships & boundaries
  • Massage ethics, laws & regulations
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Massage Student Resources on MBLEx Guide

In addition to the MBLEx practice tests and our complete massage exam course, we also offer massage students some free MBLEx flashcards to help you check your current readiness and prepare for the massage exam. These massage flashcards will also help you know the kind of questions and level of difficulty of questions that you can expect to see on the MBLEx. Practice exam apps and flashcards are a great addition to any MBLEx study plan because they are a form of active learning and help to increase comprehension and recall (information retrieval). Our members often tell us that we have the best MBLEx study guide they’ve used. We have also created individual state massage license requirements and summaries for massage students and graduates who are ready to start their massage license application process. You will also find information about state licensing fees and continuing education requirements for massage license renewals.

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The MBLExGuide Fall 2023 Scholarship has begun! Massage therapy students who are currently enrolled in an approved massage training school and program are encouraged to enter this scholarship for an opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship. The application deadline for the Fall 2023 massage scholarship is December 31, 2023. Learn how to apply for this scholarship here.

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