A Superior Massage
Alyssa Rose Karsten, Board Certified Massage Therapist

My Credentials

Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)

Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork is the highest voluntary credential a massage therapist can obtain within the profession—it is above and beyond entry level state licensure. By becoming Board Certified, I represent a community of therapists who have gone above standard educational and work experience requirements with a dedicated and lifelong commit to continuing education. Furthermore, I live up to the high standards and ethics of The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).

To achieve my Board Certification, I provided proof of a minimum of 750 hours of education, 250 hours of professional, hands-on work experience, passed a criminal background check, agreed to uphold NCBTMB's Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, and passed the Board Certification Exam. By passing the BCETMB and meeting all requirements, I demonstrate advanced assessment and critical thinking skills, as well as a commitment to excellence. I wear the credentials BCTMB with pride for myself, my profession, and, most importantly, my clients.

Misc. Continuing Education Courses

  • Neuromuscular Therapy for spinal muscles

  • Relief of Lower back pain

  • Myokinesthetic System (MYK)

  • Hemme Approach to soft tissue therapy

  • Himalayan Salt Stone

  • EMF Balancing I and II

  • Introduction to Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage

  • Aromatherapy for Massage

  • Nuat Boran/Thai Bodywork

  • Bamboossage

  • Reiki I and II

  • Body Talk System I and II

Certified Myokinestetic Practitioner

Dr. Michael Uriate D.C. developed the MYK System to re-balance the nervous system, reboot the body and relieve the underlying cause of pain.   Certification training for practitioners is rigorous, thorough and continues beyond the initial certification.