Montgomery, New York – May 10, 2010 — The Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies is pleased to announce the addition of seven new NCBTMB packages to its current list of 35-plus professional-level home study continuing education courses for licensed massage therapists. Specially designed with the busy massage professional in mind, each NCBTMB package totals 48 continuing education (CE) hours–which satisfies all mandatory ethics CE hours, including the Standard V: Roles and Boundaries requirement.

The Institute, an NCBTMB-approved provider, offers continuing education packages that are convenient, affordable and flexible. “It’s one-stop-shopping,” says Cheryl Baisley, programming director at the Institute, “Massage therapists get all of their continuing education hours in one bundle, at an affordable price, and they have up to one year to complete each course after enrollment. The flexibility of our home study NCBTMB packages helps massage professionals meet the demands of their work schedule, as well as study at their own pace and satisfy their continuing education needs.”

“We’ve had over 100,000 enrollments in our massage CE courses. It’s not just because we offer convenient and affordable home study CE courses – anyone can do that,” Baisley emphasizes, “It’s because we also include high-quality, well-researched materials by well-known instructors; and we offer online testing options, a 90-day satisfaction guarantee and unbeatable student advisory support. The development of the new NCBTMB packages is in line with our unending mission to help meet the needs of massage therapists–combining topics they are interested in while, at the same time, fulfilling their continuing education requirements.”

To learn more about the seven new NCBTMB packages, including pricing information and online or paper testing options, visit Or, to learn more information about individual courses available at the Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies, visit or call (800) 364-5722.

About the Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies

The Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies is approved by the NCBTMB as a CE-approved provider (#049478-00) and by the Florida and Louisiana Boards of Massage Therapy. Its CE hours are also accepted by the Texas Board of Massage, AMTA, ABMP and most other state boards. The Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies provides postgraduate, distance training for certified massage therapists and other health-care professionals. The distance learning courses offered are convenient, cost-effective, self-paced and easy to follow.