Michigan Massage Therapy Board

Michigan MBLEX Massage Exam and Certification Information

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Michigan Board of Massage Therapy- Home page for Massage Therapy Board information.

Massage Therapist Application and Instruction Packet- Download to print your application for licensure.

Michigan Legislature links

Massage Therapy list of Requirements to become eligible to practice Massage Therapy in Michigan State.

The Michigan Board of Massage Therapy accepts a passing score of the MBLEx from the Federation of State massage Therapy Boards.

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Another accepted method for application in Michigan is to have a current and valid membership in one of the following Associations or Organizations for at least one year prior to January 9th, 2009:

American Massage Therapy Association

American Medical Massage Association

American Massage Council

Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals


Modalities included under the practice of Massage Therapy.

International studies- If you would like to be eligable to go to school for Massage in the state of Michigan check out this site.

Grandfathering Information effective one year before 2009.

Michigan Massage Schools - A list of massage schools in Michigan Approved Programs

Renew License- Online applications- Information on relicensure- 18 CE hours/3 years

Verify License - Prohibited Conduct R 338.723

Web Information Michigan Department of Community Health
Education Requirements 500 Hrs/ House Bill 5001 625 Hrs After 8.1.17
Title Licensed Massage Therapist LMT
Type of Credential License
State Law - Section 333


State Practical or Written Exam Written Exam
National Exam Requirement MBLEx
CEU's 18 hrs/3 years
Initial Cost of License $95.00 Application fee + Fingerprint Card
Require City License Check Local City & County Business Regulations
Renewal Fee $225/ 3 years
Liability ins Massage Therapy Insurance Comparison
Credentialed Massage Practitioners 81

Michigan Board of Massage Therapy

Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs LARA

611 West Ottawa Street

PO Box 30670

Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: 517.335.0918

Massage Schools in Michigan



Baker College

4500 Enterprise Dr.

Allen Park, MI 48101

Email: adm-ap@baker.edu

Allen Park 800.767.4120

Continuing Education Only

Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy

180 Jackson Plaza #100

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Ann Arbor 734.677.4430
Bayshire Beauty Academy Bay City
917 Saginaw St. 989 894-2431
Bay City, MI 48708
Email: bayshire@speednetllc.com
Bay City 989.894.2431

Baker College

34950 Little Mack Ave.

Clinton Township, MI 48035

Clinton Township 888.272.2842

Healing Hands Holistic Health Center

23925 Denton

Clinton Township, MI 48036

Email: dennis@myomas.com

Clinton Township 586.469.3811

Blue Heron Academy

740 West Lake Lansing Rd. #400

East Lansing, MI 48823

East Lansing 888.285.9989

Blue Heron Academy

2040 Raybrook, SE #104

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Grand Rapids 888.285.9989

Institute of Sanative Arts

0-11279 Tallmadge Woods Dr. Suite C

Grand Rapids, MI 49534 Email:info@sanativetranquility.com

Grand Rapids 616.791.0472

Institute of Natural Therapies

21464 Paavola Rd.

Hancock, MI

Hancock 906.482.222

Blue Heron Academy

4341 South Westnedge #2110

Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Kalamazoo 888.285.9989

Kalamazoo Center for Healing Arts

6350 West KL Ave.

Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Email: kchands@kcha.com

Kalamazoo 269.373.1000

Lansing Community College

515 N Washington Square Room 108

Lansing, MI 48933

Email: OHernandez-Patino@lcc.edu

Lansing 517.483.1410

Health Enrichment Center

204 East Nepessing St.

Lapeer, MI 48446

Email: healthenrichment@sbcglobal.net

Lapeer 810.667.9453

Schoolcraft College

18600 Haggerty Rd.

Livonia, MI 48152

Email: massage@schoolcraft.edu

Livonia 734.462.4400

Stautzenberger Institute

9449 Hix Rd.

Livonia, MI 48150

Livonia 734.779.0730

Marquette Massage

125 West Washington St.

Marquette, MI

Marquette 906.225.1700

Baker College

1903 Marquette Ave.

Muskegon, MI 49442

Email: adm-mu@baker.edu

Muskegon 800.937.0337

Blue Heron Academy

40 East Norton Ave.

Muskegon, MI 49444

Muskegon 888.285.9989

Baker College

1020 South Washington St.

Owosso, MI 48867

Email: adm-ow@baker.edu

Owosso 800.879.3797

IHSI Institute of Massage

121 South Anderson

Plainwell, MI 49080

Email: info@ihsiinstituteofmassage.com

Plainwell 269.685.8114

Baker College

3403 Lapeer Rd.

Port Huron, MI 48060

Email: adm-ph@baker.edu

Port Huron 888.262.2442

Lakewood School of Therapeutic Massage

1102 6th Street

Port Huron, MI 48060

Email: lakewoodschool@sbcglobal.net

Port Huron 810.987.3959

Irene's Myomassology Institute

26061 Franklin Rd.

Southfield, MI 48033

Southfield 248.350.1400

Guardian Massage & Reflexology School

40580 Van Dyke #D

Sterling Heights, MI 48313

Email: Charlotte@CharlotteIrwin.com

Sterling Heights 586.268.5444

Blue Heron Academy

812 South Garfield Ave. #1

Traverse City, MI 49686

Traverse City 888.285.9989

Carnegie Institute

550 Stephenson Hwy. #100-110

Troy, MI 48083

Troy 248.589.1078

Michigan Continuing Education

18 CE Credits Triannually (3 Years)
Requirements & Limitations
List of Choices
Renew on October 31st every Three years from State Approval Anniversary Date
18 CE hours may be contact or noncontact hours
Professional Ethics, Boundaries, or Communication
Not Limited
Ethics Bench

Body Mechanics & Self-Care

Not Limited
Self-Care Guru
Business Practices
Not Limited
Business Mastery
Adult CPR/ First Aid Instructor-Led
Direct Contact (Live) or Online
Basic Training
Kinesiology, Anatomy, & Physiology of Human Body
Not Limited
Advanced Instruction Forum
Cultural Competency & Specialized Training
Not Limited
Special Population Techniques
Pathology of the Human Body
Not Limited
Advanced Instruction Forum
Self-Study: Books, DVD's, Research Materials, Related Publications, & Publishing an Article
Not Limited
Research Community
Somatic Education
Not Limited
Advanced Instruction Forum
Teacher Training  
Not Limited
Instructor Headquarters
Lecture or Teaching a CE Class
Not Limited
Active Service on MI Massage Related Board, Task Force, Committee, or Attending Meetings
1 hour of CE for each hour
Keep Record of Hours & Duties
*CE Massage Therapy Subject Matter Must be Board Approved
Excess Hours taken will NOT carry over to the next renewal period
No CE requirements for First Renewal- Initial license is valid for a partial licensure cycle and will expire on the upcoming October 31st Renewal date
Keep Records of CE Hours
6 Years- Audit Selected at Random Annually

Michigan Board of Massage Therapy

Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs LARA

611 West Ottawa Street

PO Box 30670

Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: 517.335.0918

* Board Approved Providers

  • Michigan Massage Board Approval