The following will provide basic information and links in regards to massage therapy licensure in some of the states of the Midwest.
Licensed Massage Therapists (LMTs) in the Ohio are required to be licensed by the Medical Board. Ohio was the first state to regulate massage therapy, beginning in 1913, and it is the only state to be run by the Medical Board. The following link will provide information on license profile and status of any person licensed by the Medical Board of the State of Ohio. Massage therapists may renew their license online.
Kentucky began it's massage therapy licensure in 2005. This link will take you to the Commonwealth of Kentucky's massage therapy information page. You will find information on reciprocity, licensing laws, fees and more on this page.
In June of 2007, Indiana passed a law to regulate massage therapists. Beginning on January 1, 2009, therapists must be registered in the state of Indiana. More information can be found here.
Massage therapists in Iowa are governed by the Department of Public Health, Bureau of Professional Licensure. License renewl and more information can be found at the following link.
Michigan and Pennsylania currently do not have any licensing laws for massage therapy. Most therapists who have graduated from massage school prefer to becomed nationally certified in massage. The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) has more information on obtaining certification.
In Tennessee, massage therapists are credentialed by the Department of Health. License renewal and verification can be found at their site.