In Maine, you can verify a massage license on the Board of Massage Website. Massage therapists must attend massage school and pass a sate exam.
“Massage Therapy” means a scientific or skillful manipulation of soft tissue for therapeutic or remedial purposes, specifically for improving muscle tone and circulation and promoting health and physical well-being. The term includes, but is not limited to, manual and mechanical procedures for the purpose of treating soft tissue only, the use of supplementary aids such as rubbing alcohol, liniments, oils, antiseptics, powders, herbal preparations, creams or lotions, procedures such as oil rubs, salt glows, and hot or cold packs or other similar procedures or preparations commonly used in this practice. This term specifically excludes manipulation of the spine or articulations.
The law exempts individuals who “practice other forms of tissue work exclusive of massage therapy, such as rolfing, Trager, reflexology, Shiatsu, Reiki and polarity, if those practitioners do not use the title “massage therapist” or “massage practitioner,” unless they choose to meet the requirements of this chapter.” §14307. Exemptions to registration or certification.
Maine Massage Therapy Licensure
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0035
Phone: (207) 624-8624
Fax: (207) 624-8637
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