Board for Massage Therapy
Length of Program 1000 hours
License Required Yes
Practicing MTs 11,876
CE Requirements 36 CE / 3 years

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is governed by the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Board for Massage Therapy.

The State of New York requires the following to obtain a Massage Therapy License:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum 1000 hours approved massage therapy program
    • The program must include a minimum of 150 hands-on practice
  2. Successful completion of the New York State Massage Therapy Examination

A Massage Therapy license is issued for life. However, those licensed must register every three years to continue in active practice.

Continuing Education Information

Massage Therapy registration renewal requires the completion of 36 CE every three-year period of renewal. Licensed massage therapists may complete all, or some, of continuing education in an online method.

New York – NCBTMB Sponsored

Dexterity Professional Development Inc is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider and is also sponsored by NCBTMB to teach New York LMTs continuing education that is accepted by the state of New York for license renewal.
Acupressure Treatment for Headaches 3 CE
Acupressure Treatment for Low Back Pain2 CE
Aromatherapy for Manual Therapists: Understanding Essential Oils 1 CE
Clinical Assessment of the Knee, Ankle & Foot1.5 CE
Clinical Assessment of the Hip & Sacroiliac Region1.5 CE
Clinical Assessment of the Neck & TMJ0.5 CE
Clinical Assessment of the Thoracic & Lumbar Spine1.5 CE
Clinical Assessment: Neurological Testing0.5 CE
Clinical Assessment of the Upper Body 2 CE
Compression Syndromes: Forming a Treatment Plan1 CE
Compression Syndromes: Professional Considerations1 CE
Cryotherapy: Understanding Therapeutic Uses of Cold1 CE
Cryotherapy: Local Applications1 CE
Cryotherapy: Whole-Body Applications0.5 CE
Gross Anatomy of the Axial Skeleton 2 CE
Gross Anatomy of the Lower Limb 1 CE
Gross Anatomy of the Upper Limb 2 CE
Hydrotherapy: Understanding Therapeutic Uses of Water2 CE
Hydrotherapy: Incorporating H2O Into Your Practice1 CE
Hydrotherapy: Beyond Hot & Cold0.5 CE
Hydrotherapy: Contrast Applications0.5 CE
Thermotherapy: Understanding Therapeutic Uses of Heat1 CE
Thermotherapy: Local Applications1.0 CE
Thermotherapy: Whole-Body Applications1 CE
Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) & Pronator Teres Syndrome (PTS)1.5 CE
Treating Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)1 CE
Treating the Athlete: Understanding Sport Massage1 CE
Treating the Athlete: Inter-Event Sport Massage1 CE
Treating the Athlete: Pre-Event Sport Massage1.5 CE
Treating the Athlete: Post-Event Sport Massage1 CE
Understanding & Assessing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) & Pronator Teres Syndrome (PTS)1.5 CE
Understanding & Assessing Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)1 CE
Understanding the Cardiovascular System 1 CE
Understanding the Immune System2 CE
Understanding the Immune System: Professional Considerations1.5 CE
Understanding the Patient: Palliative Care 1 CE
Understanding the Peripheral Nervous System 1 CE