There are three vacant seats on the New Mexico Massage Therapy Board (Board): two for New Mexico licensed massage therapists (LMT) and one for a public member. If you are interested in serving as a Board member, ABMP encourages eligible members to consider applying for an appointment, since it’s also a way to become more engaged in the profession.
Am I Qualified?
If you’re an LMT who has been practicing massage therapy for at least five years and remain practicing during your service on the Board, you can apply for an appointment. If you know of an interested public member—an individual who is not a massage therapist, nor has direct or indirect financial interest in massage therapy—motivate them to apply!
How Do I Apply?
Board members are appointed by Governor Lujan Grisham. Complete the Boards & Commissions application form here and submit it along with required supporting material.
About the Board
The Board oversees massage therapy regulation in the state of New Mexico and consists of five members appointed by the governor. Three members are state-licensed massage therapists, and two are members of the public. The Board meets at least twice annually.
Board members impact how the massage therapy industry is regulated and contribute to the strength of the profession. They have varied responsibilities, including establishing minimum educational standards, creating school curricula, determining instructor qualifications, providing establishment inspections, enforcing laws and regulations, and handling disciplinary issues. Learn more about the Board here.