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  • ABT - Asian Bodywork Therapist
  • AcD - Acupuncture Doctor (used in Canada)
  • ACT - Acupuncture Therapist
  • AHP - Advanced Heller Practice
  • AP - Acupuncture Physician
  • CA - Certified Acupuncturist
  • CAMT - Certified Acupressure Massage Therapist
  • CAC- Certified Acupuncturist
  • CAT - Certified Alexander Teacher
  • CBT- Certified Biofeedback Therapy
  • CBPM - Certified Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy
  • CHOM - Certified Homeopathic
  • CLMP - Certified Licensed Massage Practitioner
  • CHT - Certified Hypnotherapist
  • CLMT - Certified Licensed Massage Therapist
  • CMP - Certified Massage Practitioner
  • CMT- Certified Massage Therapist
  • CNS - Certified Nurse Specialist
  • CNP - Certified Nurse Practitioner
  • CR - Certified Rolfer
  • CST - Certified Structural Therapist
  • CTP - Certified Trager Practitioner
  • CVA - Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist
  • D. Acu - Doctor of Acupuncture (used in Rhode Island)
  • DAC - Doctor of Acupuncture
  • DCH - Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • DC - Doctor of Chiropractic
  • DDS - Doctor of Dentistry
  • Dipl. ABT - Diplomate in Asian Bodywork Therapy
  • Dipl. Ac. - Diplomate in Acupuncture
  • Dipl. CH - Diplomate in Chinese Herbalism
  • DNBAO - Diplomate, National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics
  • DO - Doctor of Osteopathy
  • DOM - Doctor of Oriental Medicine
  • DTCM - Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (used in Canada)
  • HHP - Holistic Health Practitioner
  • HMP - Homeopathic Medical Doctor
  • LAc, Lic.Ac. - Licensed Acupuncturist
  • LMT- Licensed Massage Therapist
  • LN - Licensed Nutritionist
  • MAOM - Master, Art of Oriental Medicine
  • MDH - Medical Doctor of Homeopathy
  • MSOM - Master, Science of Oriental Medicine
  • MTCM - Master, Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • MTOM - Master, Traditional Oriental Medicine
  • MT - Massage Therapist
  • NCTMB - Nationally Certified Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
  • ND - Doctor of Naturopathy
  • NMD - Doctor of Naturopathy
  • NT - Nutritional Counselor
  • OBT - Oriental Bodywork Therapist
  • OMD - Oriental Medical Doctor
  • PP - Polarity Practitioner
  • PT - Physical Therapist
  • PTA -Physical Therapist Assistant
  • RCT - Registered Craniosacral Therapist
  • RAC - Registered Acupuncturist
  • RPP - Registered Polarity Practitioner
  • RPT - Registered Physical Therapist
  • ST - Somatic Therapist
  • RSHOM - Registered with the Society of Homeopaths

MASSAGE TITLES

  • Certified Massage Practitioner  (CMP) - Depends on the city and state.
  • Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) - Granted by many massage therapy schools. Even a person who has only taken an eight-hour course can claim to be certified.
  • Licensed Massage Practitioner (LMP) - Depends on the city and state.
  • Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) - Licensing by a state or local government.
  • Massage Practitioner (MP) - Training is less extensive than that required for certification by schools.
  • Massage Technician (MT) - Usually a person with fewer hours than required.
  • Massage Therapist (MT) - Generic term, which does not necessarily imply license or certification.
  • Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB or NCMT) - The leading national certification exam.
  • Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) - Voluntary licensing for the use of a specific professional. Rarely used in the United States.
  • Masseur - Now considered a male prostitute in the United States.
  • Masseuse - Now considered a female prostitute in the United States.

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