Reflexology Regulation Bill Introduced in Washington State

Introduced on January 11, 2012, Senate Bill 6103 proposes to regulate reflexology by requiring the registration of reflexologists. Since massage therapists are already licensed in Washington, and reflexology fits within a massage therapist’s scope of practice, this legislation will not have an impact on massage therapists. In addition, the bill provides that any individual registered as a reflexologist may not use the term “massage therapist” or any similar term to describe or advertise his or her services. Assigned to the Committee on Health & Long-Term Care, the bill is scheduled to be heard on January 25 at 8:00 a.m. We will provide updates as to the status of this bill as they become available.