Changes In The MBLEx Exam Certification Content Weight

As of July 1st, 2014 The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) has put more emphasis on the MBLEx exam focusing on Professional Ethics and Guidelines, Anatomy & Physiology, followed by Assessment and Application. There’s been slight changes in increases and decreases in the make up and breakdown of the MBLEx content weight. The percentages and questions are as follows:

MBLEx Exam Content:
16 to 18 questions on Client Assessment, Reassessment and Treatment plans. This will consist of 17% of the exam.
13 to16 questions on Benefits and Physiological Effects of Techniques. This will consists of 14% of the exam
12 to 15 questions on Pathology with Contraindications, areas of Caution and Special Population. This will consist of 13% of the exam.
4 to 6 questions on Massage and Bodyworks Modalities/Culture and History. This will consist of 5% of the exam.
14 to 17 questions on Ethics, Boundaries, Laws & Regulations. This will consist of 15% of the exam.
12 to 15 questions on Guidelines for Professional Practice. This will consit of 13% of the exam.
10 to 12 questions on Kinesiology. This will consist of 11% of the exam
.1 to 13 questions Anatomy & Physiology. This will consist of 12% of the exam.

While MBLEx content of Anatomy & Physiology, Benefits and Physiological Effects of Techniques that manipulate soft tissue down to about 3%, Ethics, Boundaries, Laws, Regulations, Guidelines for Professional Practice up to about 3%. When preparing to take the MBLEx certification, we highly recommend to prepare and study accordingly.

Having a hundred set of questions, the MBLEx exam has a two hour time limit. Those who prepare for the exam seldom have any problems come exam day. Get a good nights sleep the night before and best rested come exam day. Implementing an online study guide or doing practice exams can be a great beneficial assett as well. If you know before hand what to study it gives you a great advantage on knowing the answer along with the added confidence that really helps. Being prepared always feels good and gives you the best possible chance for the best desired outcome. You want to feel after you’ve answerd the last question that you have passed your certification. Studying before hand using the proper tools will allow you to achieve just that. Last thing you want is to fail your exam and waste all that money you will just have to pay again when retaking it.

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Bed and Breakfast Inns – Perfect For a Weekend or Honeymoon Getaway

A bed and breakfast inn is a definitely a good option if you are looking for a place to stay at during a romantic weekend, honeymoon getaway or when you just want to feel cared for and spoilt. These inns are in most cases very nice in that they often have a personal touch in more ways than the standard motels and hotels. The inns are well known to have one on one services and great breakfast. Having been hosted at various B&B inns throughout the country, I am yet to be disappointed as I have always enjoyed the brief stays at the inns. Some of these were very small and had only one or two rooms, while others were bigger. One thing that I can say for sure is that they all had one thing in common and that is there was a friendly and warm service from polite staff Who did everything possible to make my stay a great experience.

What to Expect

It is advisable to always ask questions related to room specifics such as the number of beds and room size when you are making reservations. At times, a “single” could refer to a twin bed single, or a room with one double bed. A “double” may refer to one double bed, or two twin beds.

The bathrooms may be anything from a small room with just a shower, toilet and sink to two separate rooms with a separate shower and toilet. In many cases, the reason for these often odd configurations is the fact that some inns are old homes turned inns and some did not have indoor plumbing and so these were just added as space was created. In some cases, you will find an inn with a shared bathroom facility and for those who do not like sharing; it could be worth the extra fee to have a room that has its own built in bathroom.

In most cases, you will not find telephone or television facilities in traditional bed and breakfast inns. Some usually have these facilities in a central area where they are accessible to all guests. In today’s technology driven world, this may not be much of an inconvenience as many people own smart phones and travel with their laptops.

Good Food

One of the advantages of staying at a bed and breakfast inn is the food. This is mainly because they will in most cases have very fresh food, from muffins, eggs and even fruits. The inns pride themselves in the fact that they are able to offer the freshest meals that are homemade in style. It is nevertheless important to ensure that the inn you are booking into offers your kind of preferred food, be it a full breakfast which may include bacon, eggs, pancakes or French toast or even a continental breakfast (cereal, coffee, pastries).

Other Considerations

You may need to ask questions about payment when booking, but most bed and breakfast inns will accept cash and any major credit card. There is always a chance that they may not accept checks or all credit cards, so it is always good to ask in advance.

Regarding cancellations and deposits, you will find that some inns do require at least a one night’s deposit. In some cases you could lose your deposit should you make a cancellation prior to your stay. Ensure that you are well advised on policies relating to this issue when making reservations. There is also a policy in some inns that may require you to make a booking of more than one night during the weekends.

It is always good to also ask about any age restrictions that may be in effect in case you are traveling with children. Some inns prefer having older children as guests as opposed to younger children who may be very noisy.

Pets: Most B&B’s will not tolerate pets, but a select few may be okay with some small and well behaved pets.

Smoking: Most bed and breakfast inns have policies against smoking while in their premises and will in some cases even charge guest credit cards an extra fee for cleaning incase in case they discover smoke in your room.

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