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Massachusetts Massage Therapy Regulations and Licensing

Massage News
NCBTMB and FSMTB have reached an Agreement. NCBTMB will no longer accept applications to utilize their Licensing exams effective November 1, 2014 for completion February 1, 2015. The MBLEx will be the sole licensing exam for the Massage Profession, this will facilitate portability and standardization for Massage Therapists.

Board of Registration of Massage Therapy for Massachusetts- Information regarding the Massage Board under the Division of Professional Licensure Boards.

Initial or Reciprocal Massage Therapy License Application. Allow 4-6 weeks for processing.

Massachusetts Massage Schools - A list of massage schools in Massachusetts

Code of Professional Ethics and Standard Practices.

The state of Massachusetts is now requiring all practicing Massage Therapists to be Licensed under the Division of Professional Licensure Boards through the Board of Registration of Massage Therapy. A minimum of 650 hrs is the current education requirements. There are no exam requirements for licensure in Massachusettes and the Grandfathering provisions are expired and no longer in effect. Any change in the requirements will be posted on the Massachusettes Board of Regulation of Massage Therapy web site. (Information updated by Board Administrator 4/27/2010, check out the News Page)

Students, to prepare for your upcoming final exams, utilize our online, 24 hour access, preparation website, With your subscription you can generate as many tests in any category for review of your massage curriculum which will give you the confidence and knowledge you need to pass your massage exams. We recommend utilizing the MBLEx massage review. Each graded question gives you the answer and accompanying rationale. The rationale has tips to remember the content and explanations or reminders to solidify information, helping to commit it to memory.

Graduates are also strongly encouraged to take a licensing exam upon course completion. You may choose to take the MBLEx. Successfully passing the MBLEx while the information is fresh will serve you in the future if you decide to move to another state or want to comply with state regulations when the Laws are passed for Licensing exams.

Page update 5.11.16

Web Information
List of accredited schools Massachusetts Massage Schools
Education Requirements 650 Hrs
Title Massage Therapist
Type of Credential License
State Board Information Board of Registration of Massage Therapy
State Law Test Rules & Regulations
State Practical or Written Exam No Written Exam
National Exam Requirement NA
CEU's Under development
Initial Cost of License $225
Require City License Check Local City & County Business Regulations
Renewal Fee $150 Annual
Liability ins Pro. Liability $1,000,000 and $1,000,000 Aggregate Insurance Comparison
Credentialed Practitioners 7,293


Division of Professional Licensure

239 Causeway St.

Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617.727.1747

Fax: 617.727.0139

Mail Application package to:

Board of Massage Therapy

1000 Washington Street Suite #710

Individual Licensure

Boston, MA 02118-6100

Massage Schools in Massachusetts



Lincoln Tech

365 Westgate Dr.

Brockton, MA 02301

Brockton 508.941.0730

The Massage School

1 Northampton St.

Easthampton, MA 01027

Easthampton 413.529.2900

Salter School

82 HArtwell Street

Fall River, MA 02720

Fall River 508.730.2740

Berkshire Community College

343 Main St.

Great Barrington, MA 01230

Great Barrington 800.816.1233

Spa Tech Institute

126 High St.

Ipswich, MA 01938

Ipswich 978.356.0414

Lincoln Tech

211 Plain St.

Lowell, MA 08152

Lowell 978.458.4800

Salter School

2 Florence Street

Malden, MA 02155

Malden 781.324.5454

Elizabeth Grady

222 Boston Ave.

Medford, MA 02155

Medford 781.960.0111

Bristol Community College

188 Union St.

New Bedford, MA 02740

New Bedford 508.678.2811 ext.4000

Berkshire Community College

1350 West St.

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Pittsfield 800.816.1233

Mildred Elley

505 East St.

Pittsfield, MA 01201


Pittsfield 413-442-0333

Spa Tech Institute

59 Industrial Park Rd.

Plymouth, MA 02360

Plymouth 508.747.3130

Lincoln Tech

5 Middlesex Ave.

Somerville, MA 02145

Somerville 617.776.3500

Central Mass School of Massage Therapy

200 Main St.

Spencer, MA 01562


Spencer 508.885.0306

Salter School

515 Woburn St.

Tewksbury, MA 01876

Tewksbury 978.934.9300

Bancroft School of Massage Therapy

333 Shrewsbury St.

Worcester, MA 01604

Worcester 866.352.9409

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