Written by massage therapy expert Sandy Fritz, this unique review resource prepares users for massage therapy exams -- both routine semester exams and tests administered by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). Completely updated content reflects changes in both the National Certification Exam (NCE) and typical massage therapy programs, while extensive review of Asian bodywork methods helps students prepare for the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. The book features more than 1,200 questions, with two 200-question practice tests with answer keys, as well as a companion CD-ROM that contains interactive review exercises and an electronic practice exam that follows the NCE examination format and gives users a realistic electronic testing experience.Practice tests include questions on the same four major subject areas and at the same percentage of coverage as found on both NCBTMB Certification Exams. A unique chapter contains case-study/critical thinking questions that are useful for exam preparation, as well as for professional massage therapy practice. The appendix includes two 200-question practice tests with answer keys that are patterned after both certification exams. Can be used as a study guide for the certification exam or for classroom exams such as mid-terms or finals. The practice tests on the CD-ROM provide a realistic testing experience similar to the NCE exam. The CD-ROM contains a randomization feature so that questions never appear in the same order for practice tests, nor are they grouped by content area. Tests on the CD-ROM are automatically graded on completion, including a break-down of how the user scored in each of the 4 major subject areas. The Tutorial feature on the CD-ROM allows users to select one of the 4 major subject areas, and then test only in that category. Rationales are displayed when the user selects the correct answer. An expanded section devoted to helping readers learn how to study and take tests effectively includes study tips, test-taking tips, information on the NCBTMB's 2 tests, question analysis, and in-depth information on the four areas of preparation for the National Certification Exam and the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. A new section on review resources contains a muscle quick reference guide, a diseases and indications/contraindications to massage therapy chart, content on Asian bodywork methods, labeling exercises, and a comprehensive glossary. Each chapter of review questions begins with a review of content covered in that chapter to help familiarize readers with the topic and how best to study it. New review questions and updated content reflect changes in the exams given by the NCBTMB and massage therapy curriculum. Along with all of the review questions from the chapters in the book and the appendix exams, the CD-ROM contains a complete, brand new practice test with 165 questions that mirrors the NCE exam.