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Menaka Quier, CMT, CST, CNMT

Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
Menaka Quier, Owner: Balanced Body Company Virginia State Certified Massage Therapist


  • 2012: Enge Haleswa also known as Creek Hand Medicine
  • 2010: CranioSacral Therapy Adv II
  • 2008: Lymph Drainage Therapy II
  • 2007: Lymph Drainage Therapy
  • 2007: Touch for Health, III & IV
  • 2006: Touch for Health, I & II
  • 2006: Certified CranoSacral Teaching Assistant
  • 2005: Certified, NeuroMuscular Therapist
  • 1999: Certified, CranioSacral Techniques
  • 1998: Certified, Orthopedic Massage
  • 1997: Cayce Reilly School of Massotherapy
  • 1996: Bachelor of Science, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA


  • 1998 - Present: Balanced Body Company - Massage Therapist & Owner
  • 1998: Tidewater Physical Therapy, Inc - Massage Therapist
  • 1997 - 1998, Center 4 Massage Therapy - Massage Therapist


Professional Memberships

  • NCTMB (Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork)
  • AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association)

Certification All therapists at the Balanced Body Company have obtained both National and State Certification. National Certification ... State Certification ... What's it mean to you, the client? And, "What's the difference?"

National Certification

As more Americans benefit from therapeutic massage and bodywork, they are discovering the value of obtaining services from Nationally Certified practitioners.

National Certification is a credential held by therapeutic massage and bodywork practitioners meeting certain eligibility criteria, taking and passing an examination, upholding a national Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, and demonstrating continued education in the field.

Nationally Certified practitioners have subscribed to the following statement of practice:

  • "Massage therapists and bodyworkers shall act in a manner that justifies public trust and competence, enhances the reputation of the profession and safeguards the interests of individual clients."
  • Smart consumers look for the NCTMB certification credential. Whatever their need - pain relief, rehabilitation, relaxation, or physical or mental rejuvenation - consumers know that Nationally Certified practitioners will provide quality, professional service. National Certification assures consumers that their interests are being protected. It provides much the same security as other medical and health-related certification practices.

(Copied from the NCTMB web site)

State Certification

Within the Commonwealth of Virginia, Certified Massage Theraptists (CMT) are regulated by the Virginia Borad of Nursing. As all massage theraptists working at the Balanced Body Company are CMTs, certified by the Virginia Department of Health Professions, Board of Nursing, they:

  • Have successfully completed a minimum of 500 hours of from a massage therapy program, having received programmatic approval from the Virginia Board of Education, Division of Proprietary Schools, or certified or approved by the Virginia Board of Education, Division of Proprietary Schools; the State Council of Higher Education; or an agency in another state, the District of Columbia or a United States territory which approves educational programs, notwithstanding the provisions of 22.1-320 of the Code of Virginia;
  • Have passed the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork or an exam deem acceptable to the Board of Nursing leading to national certification; and
  • Have not committed any acts or omissions that would be grounds for disciplinary action or denial of certification as set forth in 54.1-3007 of the Code of Virginia and 18 VAC 90-50-90.


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