EAST LONGMEADOW — Peter R. Luciano, MA, LMT, the director of Spa Europa in East Longmeadow, recently joined the ranks of more than 34,000 massage therapists and bodyworkers across the country currently certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).
Luciano passed the NCBTMB certification examination in July in Springfield.
The national certification examination is developed through extensive research by industry experts in anatomy, physiology, massage, and bodywork theory, assessment and techniques, and business and professional ethics. The NCBTMB credential establishes the practitioner as having mastered the knowledge to practice massage therapy.
Luciano practices relaxation massage for stress relief, deep-tissue massage for acute and chronic musculature problems, sports massage, and prenatal massage for expectant mothers. In addition to his master’s degree in psychology, Luciano is also in the process of completing his Doctor of Naturopathy (ND) degree.