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Massage Therapy


Welcome to the Michigan Board of Massage Therapy website! Our goal is to provide up-to-date information on various topics related to the practice of massage therapy in Michigan. We hope you find this information helpful and invite you to check out our website often.

Massage therapy schools are licensed by the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity.  To check if a massage therapy school is licensed by the State of Michigan visit:  LEO's Workforce Development Site

For educational requirements for licensure as a massage therapist please access the following Massage Therapy – General Rules and MCL 333.17959 of the Public Health Code.

** We are no longer accepting paper applications for Massage Therapy Licenses. You can apply online at Our online system provides more efficient services to those applying for a Massage Therapy license. If you are having problems completing the application process, please contact us at 517-241-0199 for assistance and we can help walk you through the process. Should you have further questions, please contact our Licensing Support Team at

In an effort to reduce the use of paper, effective January 1, 2022, licenses issued or renewed will only be sent electronically unless a paper copy of the license is requested during the application or renewal process.

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