Massage therapists in Missouri must attend massage school or approved apprenticeship program and pass a state exam in order to provide massage therapy services. They also must take and pass a background check. They will have their massage license displayed on the wall of their office and provide massage services according to the laws in Missouri. Breast massage will only be done when ordered by a physician for the health and wellness of the client/patient. Draping is provided to protect the privacy of the client. Client records are made and saved.
“Massage therapy” is defined as a health care profession which involves the treatment of the body’s tonus system through the scientific or skillful touching, rubbing, pressing or other movements of the soft tissues of the body with the hands, forearms, elbows, or feet, or with the aid of mechanical apparatus, for relaxation, therapeutic, remedial or health maintenance purposes to enhance the mental and physical well-being of the client, but does not include the prescription of medication, spinal or joint manipulation, the diagnosis of illness or disease, or any service or procedure for which a license to practice medicine, chiropractic, physical therapy, or podiatry is required by law, or to those occupations defined in chapter 329;
324.270. Massage or body work titles prohibited, when — division or board may contract for legal services for enforcement of chapter. — A person who does not hold a license to practice massage therapy or a license to operate a massage business or is not exempted from obtaining a license pursuant to subsection 7 of section 324.265 shall not use the words “massage”, “body work”, or any of their synonyms on any sign or in any other form of advertising, unless specifically exempted by the board. The division or board may, in its discretion, contract with legal counsel for legal services, not directly related to pending litigation, which it deems necessary for the administration or enforcement of the provisions of this chapter.
P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1335
3605 MO Blvd.
Jefferson City, MO 65109
800.735.2466 Voice Relay