IDAHO BOARD OF MASSAGE THERAPY 


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.

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SCAM ALERT

The Bureau has been made aware of scam artists who may target licensees. If you get a call, e-mail, text or other communication from an individual claiming to represent the Bureau of Occupational Licenses or the Board, here is some information to help you identify whether it is a scam:

The Boards and the Bureau WILL NOT:

• Ask for personal information that does not relate to your license renewal (such as your credit card number or bank account number)
• Demand immediate payment on fines that are not yet due
• Ask for or accept prepaid cards such as Green Dot MoneyPak
• Offer to alter a disciplinary order that has already been entered by the Board
• Ask for or take payments over the phone

The Boards and the Bureau WILL:

• Send renewal notices in the mail
• Take payments on the official website at www.ibol.idaho.gov
• Send inspectors who have a State of Idaho photo ID to establishments

If you ever question whether a communication you received is from the Board or the Bureau, do not provide personal information or payment.  Instead, call the Bureau at (208) 334-3233 for assistance.





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 mas@ibol.idaho.gov