We believe in lifelong learning. And we believe the massage therapy profession is limited only by the education of massage therapists. That why we offer NCBTMB-accredited courses and MBLEx review classes especially for massage therapists.


MBLEx Test Prep Tutoring

The Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) was developed to offer the first nationwide standardized licensing exam for the massage and bodywork profession; to allow massage therapists to be mobile (work in most states) and to give state organizations a data point for certification of therapists. In many states, it's mandatory if you want to become a Certified Massage Therapist.

Like any good professional exam, this one is pretty challenging. You will definitely need some focused study time to pass. That's why we've created this organized time for you to prepare. We call them "MBLEx Prep" sessions.

MBLEx prep classes are held by appointment either in person or via the Internet (Skype, FaceTime, GoToMeeting). After determining your learning needs, you will spend the time with drill, practice, and questioning to hone your test-taking and relevant knowledge and skills.

Session Overview

Each session consists of personalized activities focused on:

  • Learning the main areas of focus of the MBLEx
  • Using self assessment to determine areas you need to target
  • Discovering tips and techniques for reading and analyzing questions
  • Participating in discussions about specific content covered by the test
  • Accessing and using study questions, learning games, memory tools and other resources
Fees and how to register

Each one or two hour in person session is $40 per hour*. You can also attend online for $35/hour per person with a 2 hour minimum. Fees are payable through credit card, VenMo or Paypal. We can meet at a local Starbucks if you live in Silicon Valley (South Bay) area. To set up a study session, send email to: with "MBLEX in person" or "MBLEX online" in the subject line. We'll get back to you and set something up!

If you are interested in an easy-to-study, complete MBLEx review book, please check out the HACK THE MBLEx review book.

*Special rates available for past or present students of the National Holistic Institute.


why choose us?

  • Extremely high pass rate

    Odds are with you when you ramp up your practice and study time with our sessions. More than 90% of our students pass the MBLEX the first time.

  • Personalized instruction

    Every single session is tuned to your needs. We'll assess your learning style and give you activities that help you focus on what you need to know.

  • Qualified instructor

    Instructor Bard Williams, Ed.D., LMT, CMT, is a licensed, practicing massage therapist and owner of the Silicon Valley Massage Therapy Group in San Jose, CA. He passed the MBLEx test in 2015 and has since helped hundreds of MTs preparing for the exam. He has a doctorate in education and comes to massage after a career in marketing and management with leading Fortune 500 companies like Apple and TiVo. He is a graduate of the National Holistic Institute (San Jose Campus) and an NHI Massage Therapy Ambassador.