How to become a Certified

Advanced Medical Massage Practitioner

1.  Complete all of the MMP (medical massage practitioner) courses

Insurance & Billing



Posture & Pain

Upper Extremity

Lower Extremity


2.  Review ALL of the hands-on MMP classes

Free through LMT Success Group if reviewed within the first year

Omit Insurance & Billing


3.  Attend the Advanced Medical Massage course (16 CE hours)


4.  Attend a condition specific, hands-on course for a minimum of 8 hours

Examples offered by LMT Success Group include:




5.  Attend at least one of the following hands-on massage modality courses for a minimum of 16 hours:


Massage Cupping

Manual Lymphatic Drainage


6.  Submit eight case studies to Joёl or TC

Two Neck

Two Back

Four extremities/appendicular

Techniques utilized can be: manual therapy, orthopedic, cupping, lymphatic drainage, craniosacral, or any combination of these


*All classes required can be taken through the LMT Success Group or any other Category A NCBTMB provider.  Upon the completion of the additional courses, whether taken through LMT Success Group or elsewhere, the therapist would simply provide us with documentation of the completed course when applying for the AMMP (Advanced Medical Massage Practitioner) Certificate.*


Once you have completed all of the above, please submit in an email to documentation of the courses (including dates, locations, and certificate photocopies) along with your case studies.  Please allow 6-8 weeks for review and and to receive your certificate.


Congratulations!  We will be proud and confident to refer clients to you.  Please don’t hesitate to come visit the ABW clinic and/or participate in our internship/mentorship program!

Contact us with your AMMP Questions!


"I always enjoy my visits and leave feeling better both physically and mentally.  All of the therapists employ their own style of massage in order to make each session a unique, positive, healing experience.  TC, Derrick, Matt, and Tonya have all provided me not only with excellent massages, but also knowledge on self-care in order to alleviate pain between visits."


"I have been receiving treatment from ABW for several years and for several months from Derrick to treat chronic neck and back pain that is aggravated by my job.  Derrick has helped me maintain flexibility and reduced pain at work and has helped me through an acute period of back spasms by being sensitive to my needs, aware of my history, and using a variety of techniques to address my specific problems."


"I've been suffering for several months with no relief.  After the first visit with Derrick, my pain was less and I felt so much better.  Now I've had three visits and I can move without pain again."


"I rely on massage and manual therapy to give me relief from my spinal stenosis.  The therapy I receive at ABW allows me to work and travel with minimal pain."


"I am extremely satisfied by the care I receive from Matt and Tonya.  They provide excellent treatments that help me with my pain."

Dr. C.

"I appreciate the time each therapist takes to explain things. The work feels tailored to my needs each time."


"The therapist worked on my shoulder and neck, eliminating the pain and tightness.  The discomfort in my lower back that I thought was chronic has also gone away!"


"Matt is professional and attentive.  I've seen him for many years now and he always helps me with aches and pains.  He surprises me every time."


"I was adamantly opposed to massages, but T.C. has done a wonderful job of teaching me why they are needed.  I highly recommend it." 


"My sweet 82-year-old mom has had two sessions with Joël Romig.  The results are nothing short of amazing.  Mom has scoliosis and arthritis and was really bent over.  This morning I noticed on our daily walk that Mom was standing almost completely straight--a noticeably significant difference!  What a wonderful Mother's Day gift.  Joël, you're the best!  I've been singing your praises to everyone that will listen.  Expect a lot of referrals.  We are super impressed with you and Advanced Bodywork!"


"I have been receiving manual lymphatic drainage treatment from ABW for about a year now.  I have seen constant improvement with every session.  The therapy I have received from Tonya Cary has been remarkable and the explanation on the lymphatic system has given me knowledge on the treatment I am receiving.  This has given me relief from chronic swelling and has allowed me to live a more comfortable life."



Phone: 817-251-9790

Questions or Appointments:

Address:  218 E. Dallas Rd., Suite 201
Grapevine, TX 76051

Advanced Bodywork & Massage is widely recognized as a regional leader in Orthopedic / Medical Massage. Our Therapists have received specialized training in Orthopedic/Medical Massage and in sub specialty areas, within the field of manual therapy. In addition, our team of highly skilled Therapists can assess and treat even the most complicated painful conditions and develop a treatment plan with the goal of getting you out of pain and active again.

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