How to become a Certified Advanced Medical Massage Practitioner

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

  • Insurance & Billing
  • Neck
  • Back
  • 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:
  • TMJ
  • Arthrossage

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

  • Cranio-sacral
  • 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 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!


Advanced Bodywork consists of three parts that make up the greater whole of our organization.

The Clinic – we are dedicated to providing our clients with a treatment plan that fits their body’s needs, thus helping them out of pain and on to the path of injury and pain prevention.

Providing Continuing Education – our goal is to provide licensed massage therapists with scientific-based hands-on education in manual therapy techniques.

Mentoring/Internships for Licensed Therapists – when mentoring our clinic therapists as well as our short-term interns, we work to broaden their skill sets, teach them advanced techniques, and prepare them to run a business as a manual therapist. Through this process, our objective is to provide continuity of care in manual therapy throughout the nation.


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.

*We retain the right to refuse service

*All sales are final and no refunds will be issued