Massage and bodywork” includes, but is not limited to, the following practices or modalities:
- Chair Massage
- Craniosacal therapy
- Deep Tissue Massage Therapy
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage
- Massage Therapy
- Myofascial Release Therapy
- Neuromuscular Therapy
- Process Acupressure
- Swedish Massage Therapy
- Visceral Manipulation
You can verify a massage license on the Delaware License Look up website.
10.0 Client Disclosure Form
All certified massage technicians shall provide the client with a client disclosure form. The client disclosure form must state that the person providing services is a certified massage technician, and not a licensed massage and bodywork therapist, and, by law, is not authorized to treat medically diagnosed conditions. The client disclosure form must be provided to all new and existing clients for signature at the first treatment session and retained by the certified massage technician as part of the client’s record.
(3) “Massage and bodywork therapist” shall mean a person who represents himself or herself to the public by any title or description of services incorporating the words “bodywork,” “massage,” “massage therapist,” “massage therapy,” “massage practitioner,” “massagist,” “masseur,” “masseuse,” or who engages in the practice of massage and bodywork for a fee, monetary or otherwise.
(4) “Massage establishment” means any place of business that offers the practice of massage and bodywork and where the practice of massage and bodywork is conducted on the premises of the business, or that represents itself to the public by any title or description of services incorporating the words “bodywork,” “massage,” “massage therapy,” “massage practitioner,” “massagist,” “masseur,” “masseuse,” or other words identified by the Board in regulation. A “place of business” includes any office, clinic, facility, salon, spa, or other location where a person or persons engage in the practice of massage and bodywork. The residence of a therapist or an out call location which is not owned, rented, or leased by a massage therapist or massage establishment shall not be considered a massage establishment, unless the location is advertised as the therapist’s or establishment’s place of business. The term “massage establishment” shall not include any “facility” as defined in § 1131(4) of Title 16, any “hospital” as defined in § 1001 of Title 16, physician offices, physical therapy facilities, chiropractic offices, or athletic training facilities, whether or not they employ, contract with, or rent to massage therapists, or institutions of secondary or higher education when massage therapy is practiced in connection with employment related to athletic teams or any other business establishment licensed pursuant to another chapter of this title.
(5) “Massage technician” shall mean a person, who is certified with the Board to perform certain functions within the practice of massage therapy, and who is authorized by the Board to use any title or description of services incorporating the words “bodywork,” “massage,” “massage practitioner,” “massagist,” “masseur,” “masseuse,” or “certified massage technician ” but shall be prohibited from using the words “therapist” or “therapy.”
(6) “Person” shall mean a corporation, company, association and partnership, as well as an individual.
(7) “Practice of massage and bodywork” shall mean a system of structured touch applied to the superficial or deep tissue, muscle, or connective tissue, by applying pressure with manual means. Such application may include, but is not limited to, friction, gliding, rocking, tapping, kneading, or nonspecific stretching, whether or not aided by massage oils or the application of hot and cold treatments. The practice of massage and bodywork is designed to promote general relaxation, enhance circulation, improve joint mobilization and/or relieve stress and muscle tension, and to promote a general sense of well-being.
5300 Board of Massage and Bodywork
Division of Professional Regulation
Phone – Fax – Email
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904