A new Public Health Order issued August 17, 2021, reimplements a statewide mask mandate in New Mexico. Facemasks must be worn in all indoor public spaces—regardless of a person’s vaccination status—with limited exceptions.
Massage Therapy Board
Toney Anaya Building, 2nd Floor
2550 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
You must enclose a stamped, self-addressed, #10 envelope when requesting a copy of regulations.
Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 650 hours and NCETMB or MBLEx
Renewal: 16 hours/2 years
4 hours of ethics
Live continuing education credits will not be due until six months after the end of the Executive Order for those renewing in 2020 and 2021.
The New Mexico Massage Therapy Board announced that massage therapists will return to the continuing education (CE) provisions required by licensees prior to COVID-19. This will immediately affect members renewing licenses by October 2021.
New Mexico Department of Health Secretary Kunkel issued a Public Health Emergency Order today, permitting close contact businesses, including barbershops, hair salons, nail salons, massage therapy establishments, and esthetician clinics, to resume business operations June 1, 2020, at 25 percent occupancy.
New Mexico massage therapy establishment licensing does not make it through the legislative process before 2020 legislative session ends.
The New Mexico Massage Therapy Board adopted several new rule changes effective November 15, 2019.
The New Mexico Massage Board is seeking nominations for three vacant positions—two professional members and one public member.
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law New Mexico Senate Bill 200. This law amends the Massage Therapy Practice Act in several ways. The law now includes a definition of continuing education (CE) and continuing education providers.
Our last New Mexico Legislative Update, issued in May 2009, discussed then-proposed changes to the state’s massage therapy regulations. To read the state regulations currently in place as of July 2015, please go to the New Mexico Board of Massage Therapy website and click on “Chapter 7 Massage Therapists.”