Michigan Board of Massage Therapy

Public Act 471 of 2008 was officially recognized by the Secretary of State's office on January 9, 2009. This amends the Public Health Code to provide for the licensure of massage therapists. This bill was effective on January 9, 2009.

The practice of massage therapy means the application of a system of structured touch, pressure, movement, and holding to the soft tissue of the human body in which the primary intent is to enhance or restore the health and well-being of the client. Practice of massage therapy includes complementary methods, including the external application of water, heat, cold, lubrication, salt scrubs, body wraps, or other topical preparations; and electromechanical devices that mimic or enhance the actions possible by the hands. Practice of massage therapy does not include medical diagnosis; practice of physical therapy; electrical stimulation; application of ultrasound; or prescription of medicines.

The Board of Massage Therapy consists of 11 members: 7 massage therapists and 4 public members. Each member serves 4 year terms.

Click here to access the Board of Massage Therapy homepage and meeting information

 

Statute

MCL 333.17951, Act 368 of 1978 

Contact Information

 

LARA – Bureau of Professional Licensing
Phone:  (517) 373-8068
FAX:  (517) 241-2389
Web:  www.michigan.gov/bpl
Email:  BPL-BoardSupport@michigan.gov

 

Members  
Beth Miazgo, Belleville
Term Expires 12-31-17
Professional Member

Charlie Franklin, Southfield
Term Expires 12-31-17
Professional Member

Nicole Lennox, Goodrich
Term expires 12-31-17
Professional Member

Katie Kiter, Lansing
Term expires 12-31-17
Public Member

Lynn Wolf, Petoskey
Term Expires: 12-31-19
Professional Member

 
Rachael Viitala, Marquette
Term Expires: 12-31-19
Professional Member
 
Vacant
Term Expires: 12-31-19
Public Member
 
Tiffany Gennety, Roseville
Term Expires: 12-31-20
Professional Member
 
Judy Robinson, Battle Creek
Term Expires: 12-31-20
Public Member
 
JT Stout, Lansing
Term Expires: 12-31-20
Professional Member
 
Teri Hunter, Grosse Ile
Term Expires: 12-31-20
Public Member