Massage Therapy Licensing Program - Statutes and Laws

View the law on the State of Texas web site:

The Texas Massage Therapy Act defines massage therapy, massage therapist, massage school, massage therapy instructor, and massage establishment; sets out licensing requirements for massage therapists; authorizes the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to adopt rules relating to massage therapists, massage therapy instructors, massage schools, and massage establishments; establishes DSHS as the regulatory authority for massage therapy in the state; and prohibits persons from acting as or representing the person as a massage therapist, massage school, massage therapy instructor, or massage establishment without a license unless otherwise exempt from the licensure requirement.

The text of the law is available to download or print by scrolling to Chapter 455 at:

Note: You can find the Texas Occupations Code by scrolling and selecting "Occupations Code" on the first drop down box, then on Article/Chapter, scroll and select "Chapter 455, Massage Therapy", and finally select the "Go" button to view or print the Texas Occupations Code.


Last updated April 1, 2015