Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a new Emergency Order that prohibits services requiring the temporary removal of masks, such as facials and beard trims. The order is in effect from November 18 to December 8, 2020.
Michigan Legislative and Policy Developments
Board of Massage Therapy
611 W Ottawa
PO Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909
Title: Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: If enrolled prior to 8/1/17, 500 hours and MBLEx, NCETMB, or NCETM. If enrolled after 8/1/17, 625 hours and MBLEx, NCETMB, or NCETM.
Renewal: 18 hours/3 years, by October 31.
On June 5, 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order (EO) 2020-114, allowing massage therapists, estheticians, hair salons, barbershops, and nail professionals to resume business operations.
On June 1, 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order (EO) 2020-110, in which she opened some businesses in Michigan.
RE: Information regarding Michigan's back-to-practice permission date and safety guidelines to minimize risk of exposure to, and spread of, COVID-19 in the workplace.
There have been many changes in the massage therapy and cosmetology industries and communities in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus). In Michigan, perhaps the most impact was felt across businesses mandated to close.