Board Certified Massage with Sheila Neumann

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 higher standards and ethics in alignment with 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.

Deepfeet and Samba certified

Sheila has studied two different schools of Ashiatsu.  Samba, and Deepfeet.

Deepfeet has an official certification which requires 20 documented practice sessions. a passed practical in class, has both felt the work from the instructor, and provided the instructor with massage for evaluation, and then passed a written test on the subject.  


Samba, (Southwest Ashiatsu Massage & Bodywork), has no official certification, but Sheila has followed a strict protocol of supervised learning in an ancient apprenticeship style overseen by both Brenda, the founder of the company, and Aimee Phillips, Sheila's primary teacher.

State of Oregon Board of Massage

License # 14435