Louisiana Legislative and Policy Developments


Board of Massage Therapy
2645 O'Neal Lane, Bldg C, Suite E
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Phone: 225-756-3488
Fax: 225-756-3493
Email: admin@lsbmt.org

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Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours, and MBLEx or NCETMB
Renewal: 12 hours/1 year

Regulation Type: 
State License

Changes to the Louisiana Massage Practice Act

House Bill No. 531 passed this legislative session and amends multiple sections of the Louisiana Massage Practice Act, including scope of practice, continuing education, and renewal requirements. It also modifies the look of LA massage therapy license.

Louisiana COVID-19 State Update—Permission to Practice June 5, 2020

Governor John Bel Edwards announced Louisiana's Roadmap to Resilience will move to Phase 2, allowing barber and beauty shops, nail salons, massage therapy establishments, spas, and esthetician services to resume business operations June 5, 2020, except for Orleans Parish, which remains in Phase 1.