Massage Practice Test

This free massage practice test will give you an idea of the types of massage questions and sections on the actual MBLEx, NCETM and NCETMB massage exams.


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MBLEx Practice Test - 750 questions with fully explained answers, instant grading and review.
NCETM / NCETMB Practice Test - 725 questions with fully explained answers, instant grading and review.

Anatomy and Physiology

1. Which system is responsible for carrying oxygen to the cells of the body and assisting in the removal of waste from the cells of the body?
2. Synarthrosis, amphiarthrosis and diarthrosis refers to _______________.

Kinesiology

3. What is the name of the movement that allows a person to stand on their toes?
4. Protraction of the scapula brings the medial border of the scapula closer to the spine.

Pathology and Contraindications

5. A person who is complaining of feeling cranky and nervous, having frequent headaches, sleeping trouble, shaking or trembling, tingly or numbness in skin and unclear thinking could be suffering from which of the following conditions?
6. What is a scientific benefit of aromatherapy in relation to allopathic medicine?

Client Assessment

7. A client has recently been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. Which of the following symptoms would you expect to notice about the client?
8. 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?

Physiological Effects of Massage

9. How much time is generally needed of sustained touch to engage the parasympathetic nervous system?
10. Which of the following anatomy does craniosacral therapy directly affect?

Ethics, Boundaries, Rules and Regulations

11. What do boundaries clarify?

Anatomy and Physiology

12. A potential client calls to make an appointment for a massage. You notice that they are slurring their words and having difficulty speaking in complete sentences. They claim they were in an auto accident yesterday but declined medical attention. They awoke this morning feeling very sore and achy as well as having a pounding headache. They insist they need a massage. What is the appropriate plan of action for the massage therapist?

Physiological Effects of Massage

13. Which of the following anatomy does craniosacral therapy directly affect?

Ethics, Boundaries, Rules and Regulations

14. What do boundaries clarify?
15. A potential client calls to make an appointment for a massage. You notice that they are slurring their words and having difficulty speaking in complete sentences. They claim they were in an auto accident yesterday but declined medical attention. They awoke this morning feeling very sore and achy as well as having a pounding headache. They insist they need a massage. What is the appropriate plan of action for the massage therapist?

Guidelines for Professional Practice

16. Within the therapeutic relationship with a client, what is the primary focus?
17. A client states that you remind them of their mother. What is this is an example of?

Massage History and Culture

18. From which of the following civilizations is massage therapy said to originate?
19. Polarity therapy is associated with which of the following categories?