Massage Therapist

A Massage therapist license is required of any person performing massage therapy, who has received a massage degree or certificate from an institution recognized as accredited through the United States Department of Education. Proof of at least 500 hours of certified therapeutic massage training must be submitted in the form of a certified transcript at the time of application.

Exempt from licensure are massage therapists who works for, or is an employee of, a licensed medical (or dental) professional.

Code Requirements

Guidance relating to Massage and Massage Therapists is contained in the Maplewood City Code, Chapter 14, Article XX.

All license holders are required to be familiar with the provisions of this Chapter and with applicable Minnesota Statutes and federal regulations.

Application Requirements

  • Massage Therapist License Application (PDF)
  • Certified copy of diploma or certificate of graduation from an accredited institution
  • Certified transcript from an accredited institution
  • A front-face photograph of the applicant, no less that 2.5 inches by 2.5 inches in size, and taken within the past 30 days
  • Background Investigation fee
  • License Fee

Expiration / Renewal

License term(s) run September 1 through August 31, annually. Renewal must occur on or before date of expiration.