NCETM and NCETMB Certification Test

This Free NCETM and NCETMB Certification Practice Test will give you an idea of the types of questions and sections on your actual massage therapist exam.

General Knowledge and Body Systems

1. Peristalsis occurs the most in which of the following body systems?
2. The lymphatic system is a part of which greater body system?
3. Which part of the lymphatic system is responsible for filtering the lymph?

Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology

4. What type of joint is the first carpometacarpal joint?
5. What class of tissue is fascia?
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6. Where would you find a sarcomere in the human body?


7. Dermatitis is an inflammation of the _______________.
8. Which of the following is a parasitic skin infection?
9. Which of the following conditions is an autoimmune disease that is typically hereditary and not contagious?

Massage Assessment

10. Massage is contraindicated for people with HIV.
11. Which test would you use to assess a nerve compression between the clavicle and first rib?
12. A knock kneed client is known to have a valgus deformity.

Massage Application

13. Which massage technique is best to work on keloids?
14. How much time is generally needed of sustained touch to engage the parasympathetic nervous system?
15. Which of the following techniques is characterized as kneading?

Ethics, Business and Legal

16. The dynamics between a client and a massage professional are complex, which creates an immediate _______________.
17. It is important to NOT refer clients to other massage therapists to avoid being seen as incompetent.
18. When are massage therapists allowed to disclose confidential information about the client to third parties without the client's consent?

CAM and TCM Theory

19. Polarity therapy is associated with which of the following categories?
20. What part of the body does an Ashiatsu practitioner utilize most during treatment?
21. The heart, liver and spleen are yang organs.