Help Center / Who is exempt from massage establishment licensure?


Effective July 1, 2014, physicians licensed under Chapters 458, 459 or 460, who employ a licensed massage therapist to perform massage therapy on the physician’s patients at the physician’s place of practice are exempt from having a massage establishment license. However, if the massage therapist performs massage therapy on someone other than a patient of the physician, a massage establishment license is required.

If you meet the requirement of this exemption and no longer wish to maintain your massage establishment license, please return the original license along with a letter to the Board of Massage Therapy (address below) indicating you wish to voluntary relinquish the license. The letter MUST include the establishment’s name, address and license number, as well as the name and signature of the owner of the license.

Board of Massage Therapy
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Bin C-06
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3257