Licensing of MTs Moves Forward in Indiana

Indiana’s massage therapists could be licensed soon. SB10, which provides for the licensing of massage therapists in Indiana, is a practice act, meaning anyone engaged in the act of massage therapy must be licensed.

Under current law, massage therapists are certified by a board, but certification is not required for the practice of massage therapy.

The bill was heard by the Committee on Health and Provider Services and passed into the House. If passed, the law will go into effect July 1. Massage therapists currently certified in the state will be grandfathered in.

The American Massage Therapy Association‘s (AMTA) national headquarters provided the following statement to MASSAGE Magazine: “The AMTA-Indiana Chapter has worked tirelessly to support the passage of massage therapy licensure and supports SB 10. AMTA supports the amendment to SB 10 to include exemption of certain practitioners and preempt local practitioner regulation.”