There is meaning in the "alphabet soup" behind your massage therapist's name and in the title(s) they choose to use.
Vicki Stoddart Walther, LMT, CMT, BCTM
Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Licensed by the state of Wisconsin to provide massage therapy or bodywork therapy. The Act defines massage therapy as the science and healing art that uses manual actions and adjunctive therapies to palpate and manipulate the soft tissue of the human body, in order to improve circulation, reduce tension, relieve soft tissue pain or increase flexibility... and includes determining if manual actions are appropriate or contraindicated, or whether a referral to another health care practitioner is appropriate. Massage therapy does not include making a medical, physical therapy or chiropractic diagnosis. (from 2009 Wisconsin Act 355 http://legis.wisconsin.gov/2009/data/acts/09Act355.pdf ) Vicki Walther has been Wisconsin state licensed since 2009
Board/ Nationally Certified Therapeutic Massage (BCTM) therapists have achieved the highest level available of Credentialing. This is a voluntary credential and sets a higher standard than most state licensing. Some of the requirements to be Nationally Certified include a minimum of 500 hours of instruction, demonstrate a mastery of core skills, abilities and knowledge and complete continuing education to maintain certification. More details can be found on the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) website. www.ncbtmb.org Vicki Walther has been nationally and board licensed since 2009
ABMP Certified Massage Therapist (ACMT) & Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) are certified by the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) to have achieved the highest membership level. ABMP has been a great asset to both its members and the massage industry since its inception in 1987. To find out more http://www.abmp Vicki Walther has been a certified member since 2009