MBLEx Practice Exam

Take this free MBLEx practice exam to get an idea of what type of questions are on the actual exam.

The MBLEx is a standardized certification exam produced by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards and used by many states to license or certify massage therapists.

The massage exam sections below are based on actual exam sections: Anatomy and Physiology, Kinesiology, Pathology and Contraindications: Physiological Effects of Massage, Client Assessment, Massage History and Culture, Ethics, Boundaries, Laws and Regulations and Guidelines for Professional Practice.

To prepare for the MBLEx, use our 750 question full-length practice exam for the MBLEx authored by Donovan Monroe, an educator in the field of massage therapy and a practicing massage therapist with over ten years of experience.

Anatomy & Physiology

1. Endocrine glands secrete _______________ into the blood.
2. Osteophyte is the technical term for:
3. Insulin and glucagon are hormones released from which of the following anatomical structures?
4. Which of the following muscles would contribute to wrist abduction?
5. What is another name for the alimentary canal?

Kinesiology

6. Which of the following joints classifications would be described as slightly moveable?
7. Which muscle is a synergist to lateral rotation of the hip?
8. What type of joint is the first carpometacarpal joint?
9. What would you call a sudden and painful involuntary muscle contraction in a client?

Pathology & Contraindications

10. Tinea relates to which type of skin infection?
MBLEx Practice Exam Questions Answers Study
11. Which response is most likely to occur during anaphylaxis?
12. What is the condition when a person experiences sensations that they are moving while being still?
13. When a client's skin is discolored with a bluish tint, this would be an indication of which body system dysfunction?

Physiological Effects of Massage

14. Massage creates the pleasure and feel good response by stimulating the releases of which neuroendocrine chemical?
15. What does the term palliative refer to?
16. Massage typically raises cortisol in a client.
17. What is a scientific benefit of aromatherapy in relation to allopathic medicine?

Client Assessment

18. A 56 year old client enters the office for their appointment and complains of deep pain in their thigh. They state the pain feels like it is on the bone. The client also states they have a mild fever and feel nauseous. The client is a diabetic. A closer inspection of the affected leg shows signs of redness and swelling. Which of the following conditions is most likely present?
19. A 56 year old client enters the office for their appointment and complains of deep pain in their thigh. They state the pain feels like it is on the bone. The client also states they have a mild fever and feel nauseous. The client is a diabetic. A closer inspection of the affected leg shows signs of redness and swelling. Which of the following actions should you take as the practitioner?
20. A regular client has recently complained of pain in the arches of their feet, which of the following healthcare providers should you refer your client to?

Massage History & Culture

21. Who is credited with reintroducing massage into the medical profession?
22. Rolfing was first named _________________.
23. Who is credited for developing and teaching Swedish Massage?
24. Tuina was originally created for which form of massage?

Ethics, Boundaries, Laws & Regulations

25. Malpractice insurance is a requirement by Federal law.
26. What do boundaries clarify?
27. When are we allowed an ethical breach of confidentiality with our clients information?

Guidelines for Professional Practice

28. A potential client calls to make an appointment for a massage. They claim they were in an auto accident yesterday and have not seen a doctor yet. What is the best procedure?
29. Maintaining our therapeutic relationship with our clients is very important, which of the following guidelines should we not rely upon?
30. A client states that you remind them of their mother/father. This is a sign of _______________.