Massage therapists in Nebraska attend a board approved massage school with a 1000 hours of education, pass their program, take an exam and pass a background check. You can verify a massage therapists license on the Nebraska Board of Massage Website
The Nebraska Board of Massage defines massage therapy as:” the physical, mechanical, or electrical manipulation of soft tissue for the therapeutic purposes of enhancing muscle relaxation, reducing stress, improving circulation, or instilling a greater sense of well-being and may include the use of oil, salt glows, heat lamps, and hydrotherapy. Reflexology is included in the practice of massage therapy and requires a license as a massage therapist.”
. Massage therapy is defined (PDF) in Neb. Rev. Stat. § 38-1706 and includes:
(A) Remedial therapy, using myofacial release, active or passive stretching, and similar modalities;
(B) Relaxation therapy, using Swedish Massage, hot stone, and similar modalities;
(C) Holistic therapy, using Ortho-Bionomy®, polarity, shiatsu, reflexology, acupressure,
hands-on reiki, and similar modalities; and
(D) Mechanical or electrical manipulation which includes the use of the following equipment:
(i) Electrical stimulation equipment that does not exceed 35 volts output;
(ii) Oscillating (vibrating) equipment; and
(iii) Hydrotherapy equipment.
Nebraska Statute (PDF) 38-1706. Massage therapy, defined. Massage therapy means the physical, mechanical, or electrical manipulation of soft tissue for the therapeutic purposes of enhancing muscle relaxation, reducing stress, improving circulation, or instilling a greater sense of well-being and may include the use of oil, salt glows, heat lamps, and hydrotherapy.
Massage therapy does not include diagnosis or treatment or use of procedures for which a license to practice medicine or surgery, chiropractic, or podiatry is required nor the use of microwave diathermy, shortwave diathermy, ultrasound, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, electrical stimulation of over thirty-five volts, neurological hyperstimulation, or spinal and joint adjustments.
38-1707. Massage therapy establishment, defined. Massage therapy establishment means any duly licensed
place in which a massage therapist practices his or her profession of massage therapy. Massage therapy
establishment includes a mobile massage therapy establishment.
Office of Behavioral Health & Consumer Services
Department of Health & Human Services/Division of Public Health/Licensure Unit
Phone Number (402) 471-2117
Fax Number (402) 742-1106
Email Address DHHS.Licensure2117@nebraska.gov
Mailing & Physical Addresses DHHS Licensure Unit
Attn: Massage Therapy
PO Box 94986
Lincoln NE 68509-4986
Nebraska State Office Building
301 Centennial Mall South
14th & M Streets, 1st Floor
Lincoln NE 68508