Massage Therapy Licensure - Licensing - Massage Therapist

"Massage Therapist" means a person who provides or offers to provide Massage Therapy for a fee, monetary or otherwise.

"Massage Therapy" means a scientific or skillful manipulation of soft tissue for therapeutic or remedial purposes, specifically for improving muscle tone and circulation and promoting health and physical well-being. The term includes, but is not limited to, manual and mechanical procedures for the purpose of treating soft tissue only, the use of supplementary aids such as rubbing alcohol, liniments, oils, antiseptics, powders, herbal preparations, creams or lotions, procedures such as oil rubs, salt glows, and hot or cold packs or other similar procedures or preparations commonly used in this practice. This term specifically excludes manipulation of the spine or articulations.

How to apply


  • License Fee $40.00
  • State Police Criminal Background Check ("SBI") fee of $21.00
  • Please make checks payable to "Maine State Treasurer" or complete the credit card authorization under the Payment Options section of the application.


  • Annual
  • Anniversary date of original license


  • Completed application for licensure and supporting document(s).

Renewal fees and information


  • License Fee $40.00


  • Renews annually based on the anniversary date of the original license

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  • Fill out the online renewal application and submit.

    The Department must verify that you have met all the conditions for renewal before your license is renewed. Online submission of your renewal application should not be construed as automatic renewal of your license.


  • Check or Credit Card Authorization for payment of renewal fee;
  • Completed Application;
  • A late fee of $50. is assessed for licenses renewed after the license expiration date; and
  • A person who submits an application for renewal more than 90 days after the license expiration date is subject to all requirements governing new applicants and is required to reapply with original license application, documentation and fees.