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Advisory Board of Massage Therapy

The Advisory Board of Massage Therapists was created in the Department of Health & Human Services to regulate massage establishments and massage therapists and establish basic qualifications for licensure of massage therapists. The board was recently transferred to the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification in the Division of Health Professions.

For information regarding the Covid-19 State of Emergency, please go to the OPLC main page and follow the Covid-19 Licensee Resources Tab in the Quick Links section, or go click on the Coronavirus COVID-19 State of NH Link at the top of the OPLC Main Page.

Important Notice Regarding Essential Services:

The Office of Professional Licensure and Certification has been in contact with New Hampshire Business and Economic Affairs (“BEA”) to determine if services provided by Massage Therapists are considered essential services. Currently, services provided by Massage Therapists are not essential services. Please see Emergency Order #17 pdf file for requirements and restrictions that may apply.

Governor's Emergency Orders

Emergency Order #29 Exhibit H pdf file
Massage Therapists Additional Modifications

For the duration of the State of Emergency, the requirement in Plc 302.02(a)(3)e. that new applicants complete a course of study which includes verifiably documented practical hours is hereby modified to allow students currently enrolled in massage therapy classes through an accredited massage therapy program to complete practical education requirements, including palpitations, through video web-based conferencing with instructors. Students shall be required to conduct a final live, in-person, palpation assessment with their instructor in order to meet graduation requirements.

Safer at Home Timeline

Safer at Home Business Guidance

Please see the following information from the American Massage Therapy Association regarding COVID-19.

Attention Licensees

The Board office is no longer printing wall certificates or pocket card licenses. You will now receive an email with your license attached as a PDF, which you can save and print. If you have submitted an application to the Board and have not received anything in the regular mail, please check to see if you have received an email from NH.Licenses@doit.nh.gov. Please allow two weeks for processing.

Board News

COVID-19 – Discussion on the 125 Practical Hours

Emergency Telephone Conference Meeting

Topic: Board of Massage Therapy - COVID-19 Rules Discussion
Time: April 14, 2020 - 10:30 AM (Eastern Time)

The number to dial in: 1-866-299-7945

Conference Pin: 1038128#

COVID-19 - Emergency Rules Adopted

Board Staff

Elaine Bonner
elaine.bonner@oplc.nh.gov
(603) 271-1452
(603) 271-3950 (fax)

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Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
7 Eagle Square |  Concord, NH 03301
Main Telephone: (603) 271-2152