(1) The examination for a massage practitioner's license shall, except as noted in subsection (2) of this section, consist of written questions as well as a practical demonstration of massage therapy.
(2) An applicant handicapped by blindness will not be subject to a written examination. A blind applicant will be asked questions orally to appropriately test the range and depth of his/her knowledge of the subjects shown in subsection (3) of this section.
(3) Questions will be sufficient in number to satisfy the board of massage that the applicant has been given an adequate opportunity to express his or her knowledge relating to subjects as stated in RCW 18.108.073
(4) The practical demonstration of massage will be conducted before the examiner(s) and the applicant will be required to perform massage therapy. The following will be evaluated:
(a) Professional manner,
(c) Overall demonstration of work: Pressure, rhythm, smoothness, organization,
(d) Interaction with client,
(j) Joint demonstration and Swedish gymnastics,
(k) Specific muscle demonstration,
(l) Client endangerment,
(m) Draping and turning,
(n) Treatment of various conditions.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.108.025. 91-01-077 (Order 102B), recodified as § 246-830-201, filed 12/17/90, effective 1/31/91; 88-11-011 (Order PM 725), § 308-51-100, filed 5/10/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.108.020 and 18.108.070. 85-01-043 (Order PL 501), § 308-51-100, filed 12/13/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.108.020. 80-01-018 (Order PL 329, Resolution No. 12/79), § 308-51-100, filed 12/13/79; Order PL 248, § 308-51-100, filed 5/25/76.]