Massage Therapist Law
How does the law for Massage Therapists affect our office?
The Massage Licensing Act (225 ILCS 57/10) became effective June 1, 2003. It required licensure by January 1, 2005, for persons engaged in massage for compensation. The Massage Licensing Act also protects the use of the title “Massage Therapist,” and establishes limits on the use of the terms “message,” “massage therapy” and “massage therapist” and the initials “MT” when advertising or printing promotional material.
It does not, however, limit you from using massage techniques as a physician licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987, nor does it limit your ability to delegate to trained staff certain chiropractic services utilizing soft tissue massage techniques.