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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Mary Beth Holz, MS, RN, FNP, HNC (Private Practice)
Description: "A concise review, this book serves as a study tool for massage therapy certification examination. Information is organized in outline format followed by sample test questions and answers are provided with rationale. A CD-ROM containing 200 test questions accompanies the book. "
Purpose: This book is intended to be used by massage therapy students as a review for national certification through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). There is a need for a certification review in massage therapy and the author achieves the intended objective in a concise and straightforward method.
Audience: The target audience includes massage therapy students seeking national certification or state licensing. Instructors of massage therapy may also find this to be a useful tool when conducting didactic educational review programs for certification. The author claims that this publication meets the needs of massage therapy candidates to successfully sit and pass the NCBTMB examination.
Features: The strength of this book lies in the concise format of its presentation. It includes test-taking strategies, an outline study guide, and practice examinations, as well as the CD-ROM of additional test questions. No visual graphics are included.
Assessment: This is an easy to use review book. It serves as a fine resource for certification preparation. In addition, it may prove helpful to students interested in having a concise guide to definitions most frequently used in massage therapy practice.