Massage Therapy Establishments and Schools

 
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What you need to know

Massage Therapy Establishment:  A licensed place in which a massage therapist practices his or her profession of massage therapy. An establishment license must be obtained before opening.

Mobile Massage Therapy Establishment: A self-contained, self-supporting, enclosed mobile unit licensed by the Department for providing massage therapy services.

Massage Therapy School:  A licensed place where massage therapy training is provided.

Chiropractic Establishments are not required to have an establishment license; therefore, they must have a massage establishment license when massage services are offered.

 


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Establishment Applications, Requirements & Fees

Application:

Note: Please read the application instructions carefully. They provide more information on the requirements to obtain a license.

Requirements: Please see the regulations for massage therapy establishments on this web page.

  • Employ a massage therapist(s) who holds an active license
  • Have adequate space for providing massage therapy services
  • Have restroom facilities
  • Complete a self-evaluation inspection report showing compliance with the regulations

Fee Schedule

School Applications, Requirements & Fees

Application

Note: Please read the application instructions carefully. They provide more information on the requirements to obtain a license.

Requirements:
Please see the regulations for massage therapy schools on this web page.

  • Physician: Have a Nebraska-licensed physician (current license to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathy) affiliated with the staff
  • Employees: Employ at least one licensed massage therapist as an instructor
  • Student Enrollment: Require a diploma from an accredited high school or its equivalent as a condition of student enrollment
  • Course of Study:  Have a continuous course of study and training of not less than 1,000 hours, distributed over a term of not less than nine months and consisting of the following subjects: 
    - 100 Hours of Anatomy
    - 100 Hours of Health Service Management
    - 100 Hours of Hydrotherapy
    - 100 hours of Hygiene (health wellness) and Practical Demonstration
    - 100 Hours of Massage
    - 100 Hours of Pathology
    - 100 Hours of Physiology; and
    - The remaining 300 hours must be obtained in subject areas related to the clinical practice of massage therapy
  • Inspection: Have received a successful rating on the initial inspection 

FEES:
Fee Schedule 

Renewal & Reinstatement

Renewal

Massage therapy establishment and school licenses expire on November 1 of odd years. Please see the regulations for establishments and schools.

Reinstatement

Establishments and schools cannot reinstate a license that has expired. Submission and approval of a new, complete application is required before the business may operate.


Office of Behavioral Health & Consumer Services
Department of Health & Human Services/Division of Public Health/Licensure Unit
Phone Number
(402) 471-2117
 
Fax Number
(402) 742-1106
Mailing & Physical Addresses

DHHS Licensure Unit

Attn: Massage Therapy

PO Box 94986

Lincoln NE 68509-4986

 

Nebraska State Office Building
301 Centennial Mall South
14th & M Streets, 1st Floor
Lincoln NE 68508

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed federal holidays.