Massage Student Resources

Find resources to succeed in massage school, prepare for the MBLEx, and start your massage therapy career.

Practice Tests & Quizzes

MBLEx practice tests and quizzes are the core of our review system for the FSMTB Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam. Our full-length simulated exams reflect the content and level of difficulty on the actual MBLEx. Practice exams are a critical component of any good study plan. They will help you identify any areas of weakness, build your test-taking skills, and help you determine when you are ready to take the real MBLEx. The short content area quizzes will help you focus your study sessions on areas where you need the most help.


Muscle Tables

MBLEx Guide’s muscle tables are designed to help massage therapists learn the origins, insertions and actions of muscles for school, and study for the kinesiology and anatomy content areas of the massage licensing exam.

Muscles of the upper limb, anterior view
Anatomy muscles tables for massage therapy

Learn muscles of the body for massage therapy

Learn Muscles for Massage

MBLExGuide now offers an online course designed to help massage students learn the muscles of the body and memorize their origins, insertions and actions. Learn Muscles in 60 Days breaks this information down into 60 microlessons that build upon each other so that you can master the muscles without feeling overwhelmed. Plus it’s FREE!

About the FSMTB MBLEx

Find out everything you need to know about the FSMTB Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) including: what’s on the massage exam (complete content breakdown), application requirements and process, what to bring on test day, how to schedule the massage exam, and what to do if you don’t pass the first time. We have a separate MBLEx FAQ page that provides answers to students most common questions about the massage exam.

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State Massage License Information

Find out the massage license requirements for each state. From the main massage license page, you can select the individual state in which you want to apply for your massage license. Learn about the education requirements, examination requirements, continuing education requirements for license renewals, fees, and additional requirements for each state. You will also find links to each state’s board of massage website.


Massage Liability Insurance

Compare the costs and benefits of massage liability insurance policies offered by reputable companies in the massage and bodywork industry. Learn about the different types of coverage available to best suit the needs of your massage practice.

Massage Forms

We have free, printable PDF massage forms that you can download, including massage intake forms, consent forms, SOAP notes, health history forms, chair massage forms, liability release forms (waivers), client feedback forms, and more.

Intake Forms

Massage Client Intake form free PDF download

Health History Forms

Massage health history form

Massage Consent Forms

Massage Therapy Informed Consent and Liability Release Form

Massage SOAP Notes

Massage SOAP note free PDF download

Guide to Passing the MBLEx

Our online Guide to Passing the MBLEx is a free resource designed to provide massage students and graduates with an overview of the FSMTB Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) and some strategies to help you ace your exam. Learn the 5 steps to prepare for the exam, how to create a study plan, the most effective study strategies, how to get more out of your study sessions, simple time management techniques, common problems to watch out for, and test-taking skills to use on test day.


Massage exam flashcards for the MBLEx

MBLEx Flashcards

Our free MBLEx flashcards are a great place to start preparing for the massage exam. We have online flashcards covering each of the main content areas of the MBLEx. This study tool assists with memorization of information through active recall. It is a form of active learning that boosts information retrieval. Massage flashcards can be a great quick review, especially when learning muscle names, actions and insertion points. And for even better results, you can make your own flashcards.

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