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Massage Therapist


Massage therapists are licensed health professionals who apply a variety of scientifically developed massage techniques to the soft tissue of the body to improve muscle tone and circulation.

Massage therapists work to enhance well-being, reduce the physical and mental effects of stress and tension, prevent disease, and restore health.

Licensing Requirements:

Must meet education, examination, experience, citizenship, age, and moral character requirements.

Fees: (as of October 2, 2014)

The fee for licensure and first registration is $108.

Active Licenses:

In 2012, there were 981 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2013, there were 918 licenses issued for this occupation.

Licensing Authority:

New York State Education Department
Office of Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Massage Therapy Unit
Education Building
89 Washington Avenue, 304
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Ext. 270
Fax: (518) 402-5354

Standard Occupational Classification:

31-9099 - Healthcare Support Workers, All Other
To learn more about this occupation search the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).

Additional Information:

American Massage Therapy Association
500 Davis Street
Evanston, Illinois 60201
Phone: (877 905-2700


Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 12/03/14.

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