Mission Statement

To protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public through the licensure and regulation of massage therapists.

Welcome to the Board's webpage!  Information and announcements will be posted here. Please click the links on the left for specific areas of interest.

UPDATE:  On May 19, 2017, Executive Order 2017-06 – “Idaho Licensing Freedom Act” was signed, and comments are being accepted from interested persons in response to that Executive Order. Please click here for more information or to comment.

Click the Calendar link on the left for scheduled Board meetings and agendas. Application forms can be found under the link on the left entitled "Forms."

A "massage therapist" is a person licensed under this chapter to practice massage therapy.

"Massage therapy" is defined as the application of a system of structured touch, pressure, movement and holding of the soft tissues of the human body. The application may include:  Pressure, friction, stroking, rocking, kneading, percussion, or passive or active stretching within the normal anatomical range of movement; complementary methods, including the external application of water, heat, cold, lubricants and other topical preparations; or the use of mechanical devices that mimic or enhance actions that may be done by the hands.

Massage is a regulated activity in Idaho and licensure is required for all practitioners.

Please contact the Board if you have questions via phone at (208) 334-3233 or via E-mail at