Introduction
Your Career as a Massage Therapist
Massage Therapy has been a traditional form of health care used throughout time in virtually every culture. Massage therapy and related bodywork are regarded as one of the most natural and beneficial methods of healing the body, creating more vibrant health for the receiver.

The ever-growing popularity of complementary health care has created the perfect opportunity for those entering into the massage therapy field to have both an emotionally fulfilling and financially rewarding career. Careers working in retirement facilities, spas, hospitals, beauty salons, chiropractor and doctor's offices can be open to the licensed massage therapist.

Many enjoy the option of setting up their own practices.

Massage therapists can gear their practices in many exciting directions:

  • RELAXATION MASSAGE
  • SPA TECHNIQUES
  • ANIMAL MASSAGE (equine, canine, feline)
  • INJURY REHABILITATION
  • SAFE TOUCH FOR TRAUMA SURVIVORS
  • GERIATRIC MASSAGE
  • INFANT MASSAGE
  • PREGNANCY/LABOR MASSAGE
"ART OF MASSAGE": A YouTube Video with photos of TBLC students performing massage

Educational Requirements for Maine State Licensure
According to Title 32, section 14306-D of the State of Maine a person may not claim to be a massage therapist unless licensed in accordance with this chapter. Currently, Maine's educational requirements needed to apply for licensure are to demonstrate completion of a course of training consisting of 500 hours or more approved by the state; or pass the examination by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (MBLEx).

Students completing and passing the Therapeutic Bodywork Learning Center's 500 HR. massage therapy training program in its entirety, are eligible to apply for Maine Massage Licensure and sit for the MBLEx entrancing license exam needed for may states.

For more information on the licensing process in Maine you can write or call: Dept. of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing and Registration, 35 State House Station, Augusta, Maine, 04333-0035.

PHONE: (207.624.8613)
WEBSITE: www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/massage

  • *NOTE: Local laws and state laws vary regarding massage requirements. For specific information refer to your state and local authorities.
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