About Bamboo

Our goal at Bamboo is to provide the most diverse, engaging, and informative online MBLEx preparation experience. We pride ourselves on having more questions than any other test prep (5,100+ and growing) for you to practice as many times as you need. All of our questions are developed by a team of Subject Matter Experts in the massage industry, and are reviewed by an item writing expert to ensure our content matches the MBLEx experience.

Our innovative learning management system helps you track your progress as you work through an unlimited number of practice exams, over 5,100 flashcards, as well as simulated timed exams. The exam content matches the categorical breakdown of the MBLEx, so you become acclimated to the structure. Our convenient shopping cart allows for the purchase of various packages to meet your study/prep needs. By committing to a test prep such as Bamboo, we guarantee that you will be better prepared to pass the MBLEx. As a matter of fact, should you not pass the exam, we will extend your subscription until you do. Simply contact us after your exam to discuss a plan for your success.

Author Bios

Ashley Enriquez

FL LMT 52133, FL Est FB9743607, NC LMB 13768, HHP, MT, MA

Ashley Enriquez has over 15 years experience as a massage therapist, educator and author.
She studied in southern California as a Holistic Health Practitioner, specializes in therapeutic massage and eastern modalities.
Ashley is passionate about her work and helping others.

Joyce Oakes

LMT MA51126, Cosmetology CL0219873, Facial Specialist FL0718763

Joyce Oakes has over 40 years experience in the salon and sap industry.
She has managed corporate salons, where she has developed marketing strategies and facilitated training programs for salon professionals.
She has worked in several states and has extensive knowledge of the practical application of Massage Therapy. She enjoys sharing her experiences with new practitioners and learning new techniques to add to her own skills and abilities.

Ramona Permantie

Ramona Parmantie started her massage career in 2004 after graduating from Northwest Vista College in San Antonio Texas. Three years after starting her own massage business in Dallas, Texas, Ramona started on the journey learning Neurosomatic Therapy. After 3 years of studying Neurosomatic Therapy, Ramona joined the St. John-Clark Pain Treatment Center, and Neurosomatic Educators in 2010. There, she taught Neurosomatic Therapy to other massage therapists, and her massage practice specialized in that technique.

In 2012 she co-founded a massage school, Center for Neurosomatic Studies and co-developed the business and research curriculum.
During that time she also managed St. John- Clark Pain Treatment Center while maintaining a practice. In 2016 Ramona left St. John-Clark PTC and Center for Neurosomatic Studies, she currently has her own practice and is studying Muscle Activation Technique. A few fun facts about Ramona. She is a huge fan of Star Trek, and has seen every episode. She also raised cattle during her time in Dallas Texas.

Charity Baker

LMT MA51126, Cosmetology CL0219873, Facial Specialist FL0718763

Charity graduated in 2005 From Edutech Center, studying Massage Therapy and Esthetician in Brandon, Fl. She has worked with doctors in pain clinics and chiropractic offices. Charity worked for Spa Moritz day spa in Tampa, Fl from 2006 to 2012. Essential Massage from 2012 until moving to Weeki Wachee, Fl in 2013 where she became an instructor of Massage Therapy at Bene’s Career Academy. Charity uses modalities such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Lomi Lomi, Myofascial Release, Sports, Pregnancy, Thai Massage and Hot Stone Therapy.

Teresa Tolton

Graduated from the Cortiva Institute in King of Prussia, PA in 2011.  She also has a Bachelors in Liberal Arts from Temple University, majored in Psychology and minored in Criminal Justice.  Terri has been practicing Reiki for decades, then decided to pursue her dream and find her niche during midlife through Body, Mind and Spirit.  Terri is a licensed massage therapist in Florida and Pennsylvania who has built her technique around the traditional Swedish model of massage, adding Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Stretching, and Fascia work.

Words of Wisdom from the Authors

“To the future massage therapist, you’re heading towards a wonderful career that focuses on helping others in so many ways. It’s interesting, rewarding, and fun. But it can seem challenging to get from where you are now to a licensed professional, especially with so many hurdles and exams ahead of you. So my advice is that you study for your exam, take practice tests and review these questions. Don’t just review the notes you’ve collected over the past few months. We also have a tendency to study what we already know or what we are already good at, so it’s essential that you figure out what topics you’re struggling with and study them thoroughly. Stay focused and study like you want a life changing, rewarding career and nothing can stand in your way”.

“It is exciting to see the changes of massage therapy and how it is beginning to be accepted by the medical community. Passing the MBLEx is just the beginning of a massage therapist’s career. I understand test taking is nerve wracking, but I urge others to keep studying and pass that test. The world of massage therapy is rewarding. To be part of someone’s health and healing is what makes this career rewarding.”

“Whatever brought you to this work, believe in yourself, gain trust in your clients and just go for it and grow.  Anything is possible if you believe and study hard.”

“For students that are looking into massage therapy as a new career, I would like to say it is more like a lifestyle change than just another job where you get to make new friends and people really appreciate you.”

“The reason why I love being a massage therapist is because I am able to help individuals with preventative care and stress relief, assist in the healing process, and provide clients with the overall health benefits that massage has to offer. I believe massage should be enjoyable throughout and give relief, while providing a healing experience. I have had successful experiences in medical facilities, spas, and in clients homes maintaining the trust that is required between client and therapist.”

Frequently
Asked Questions

Will I be able to use my mobile phone or tablet with this site?

Yes. Bamboo is mobile responsive, enabling you to effectively use the practice quizzes and exam simulator on your mobile device.

Which licensing exam should I take?

As of 11/1/2014, the NCBTMB will no longer administer an entry level licensing exam.
This means the MBLEx will be the only licensing exam available in most states.

How do I apply for the MBLEx?

In order to apply to take the MBLEx, applicants must submit a completed Application Form and fee payment. Follow this link to get started.
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Who can I contact if I have feedback about a test question?

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