Beginning today, April 1, all massage therapists practicing in the Colorado must register with the state.

According to an article published today by, a publication in Longmont, Colorado, “Kathryn Stewart, government relations chairwoman for the Colorado chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association, said at least 4,319 therapists are registered in Colorado and about 1,700 have applications pending. The state is allowing people who apply by today to keep practicing until June 30.”

MASSAGE Magazine originally reported on the law in June 2008.