Pennsylvania Massage Therapy Regulations

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Pennsylvania State Board of Massage Therapy- Information online for Pennsylvania. FAQs

Existing practitioners need to submit an application and application fee, by January 2, 2012 and all documentation requirements. Check Rules and Regulations for the list. (20.24 & 20.25) Announcements

Application and forms- Available to download, print, and fill out online to send in. Renew Online

Pennsylvania Massage Schools - A list of massage schools in Pennsylvania

All practicing Massage Therapists must apply with the Board. The Pennsylvania State Board accepts the MBLEx licensure examination.

Renewal cycle- January 31st of every-odd year- Any graduate in 2014 can request a waiver of Continuing Education Credits for renewal in 2016 CE List - 24 CE/2 years is a great resource for end-of-term massage school exams and preperation for the required state exams. With over 3500 questions to utilize for reviewing massage assessment, massage application, pathology, body systems, kinesiology, business ethics, and anatomy and physiology. Each graded question reveals a rationale that gives explanations or added information to help you remember details on the subject. Utilize our site for all your massage exam needs and receive all the benefits of our massage curriculum questions.

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Education Requirements
600 Hrs
Type of Credential
Licensed Massage Therapist
State Law Test
State Practical or Written Exam
Written MBLEx
National Exam Requirement


Initial Cost of License
Application $65/ Letter of Good Standing $15
Require City License
Check Local City & County Business Regulations
Renewal Fee
$75/2 years
Liability ins
Credentialed Practitioners


State Board of Massage Therapy

PO Box 2649

Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649

Phone: 717.783.7155

Fax: 717.787.7769


Massage Schools in Pennsylvania



Synergy Healing Arts Center

13593 Monterey Lane

Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214

Blue Ridge Summit 717.794.5778

Massage Academy of the Poconos

BK Plaza Route 209 #1

Brodheadsville, PA 18322

Brodheadsville 570.801.7290

Lehigh Valley College- Closed

2809 East Saucon Valley Rd.

Center Valley, PA 18034

Center Valley 610.791.5100

Institute for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

136 Commons Court

Chaddsford, PA 19137


Chaddsford 610.358.5800

International School of Shiatsu

10 South Clinton St.

Doylestown, PA 18901

Doylstown 215.340.9181

Great Lakes Institute of Technology

5100 Peach St.

Erie, PA 16509


Erie 814.864.6666

Cortiva Institute

211 South Gulph Rd.

King of Prussia, PA 19406

King of Prussia 484.690.1415

The National Academy of Massage Therapy & Healing Sciences

1744 Sumneytown Pike

Kulpsville, PA 19443


Kulpsville 215.412.4121

DCI Career Institute

366 Beaver Valley Mall

Monaca, PA 15061


Monaca 724.728.0260

Pittsburgh Technical School

1111 McKee Rd.

Oakdale, PA 15071


Oakdale 800.784.9675

North Hills Beauty Academy

813 West View Park Dr.

Pittsburgh, PA 15229

Pittsburgh 412.931.8553

Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy

3600 Laketon Rd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15235

Pittsburgh 800.860.1114

Pittsburgh School of Pain Management

1312 East Carson St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Pittsburgh 412.481.2553

South Hills Beauty Academy

3269 West Libery Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Pittsburgh 412.561.3381

The Valley Spiritual Center & School of Healing Arts

RR#2 Box 901

Port Trevorton, PA 17864


Port Trevorton 570.374.2222

Academy of Massage Therapy & Bodywork

141 East High Street

Pottstown, PA 19464

Pottstown 610.705.4401

Pennsylvania Institute of Massage Therapy

93 South West End Blvd. #103

Quakertown, PA 18951

Quakertown 215.538.5339

European Medical School of Massage, LLC

2913 Windmill Road #12

Sinking Spring, PA 19608


Sinking Spring 610.670.6100

Central Pennsylvania School of Massage

1315 South Allen St. #104

State College, PA 16801


State College 888.649.3337

Massage Academy of the Poconos

753 Phillips St.

Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Stroudsburg 570.421.5014

Laural Business Institute

11 East Penn St.

Uniontown, PA 15401

Uniontown 724.439.4900

East-West School of Massage Therapy

504 Park Rd. North

Wyomissing, PA 19610

Wyomissing 610.375.7520

Baltimore School of Massage

170 Red Rock Rd.

York, PA 17406

York 717.268.1881

Pennsylvania Continuing Education

24 CE Credits Biennially
Requirements & Limitations
List of Choices
Renew on January 31st every Odd year
Direct Contact (Live) Pennsylvania Board Approved
Required for Renewal
Remaining 8 hours may be contact or noncontact hours
Professional Ethics, Boundaries, or Communication
Required for Renewal
Ethics Bench

Body Mechanics & Self-Care

Not Limited
Self-Care Guru
Business Practices
Not Limited
Business Mastery
Adult CPR/ First Aid Instructor-Led
Required for Renewal Direct Contact (Live) Not part of CE hours
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 PA Massage Related Board, Task Force, Committee, or Attending Meetings
1 hour of CE for each hour
Keep Record of Hours & Duties
*CE Subject Matter Must be Massage Therapy Related & Providers must be Board Approved
Excess Hours taken do NOT carry over to the next renewal period
All 24 CE requirements Required for First Renewal
Keep Records of CE Hours
5 Years- Audit Selected at Random Annually


State Board of Massage Therapy

PO Box 2649

Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649

Phone: 717.783.7155

Fax: 717.787.7769


*Board Approved Providers