A massage therapist is a person who is licensed by the board and who practices massage for compensation. Massage means the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body with the intention of positivelyt affecting the health and well being of the client.
Be at least 18 years of age; of good moral character, free of conviction of the offense of prostitution or sexual misconduct; satisfy education or experience requirements.
Successfully complete the curriculum of one or more postsecondary academic institutions for massage, bodywork, and/or somatic therapy totaling 500 hours or more, where the institution is approved by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission or its equivalent in another state.
Massage and Bodyworks Licensing Examination (MBLEx).
Renewal is required every two years and is contingent on satisfying continuing education requirements.
CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
All licensees must complete twenty-five (25) hours of continuing education every two (2) calendar years.
Department of Health
Division of Health Related Boards
Board of Massage Licensure
665 Mainstream Drive 2nd floor
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 532 3202
||Expedited processing is available for military and spouses
||Continuing education required to maintain license
||Specific type of conviction prohibited
||Specific course required
||Third-party exam required