Massage Therapist Training Michigan

Massage Therapist Requirements in Michigan

In order to become a licensed massage therapist in the State of Michigan, you must:

  • Provide a Social Security Number
  • Have a high school diploma or its equivalent
  • Complete a criminal background check
  • Provide evidence of a passing score on the MBLEx, NCETM, or NCBTMB exam
  • Complete a 500-hour massage therapist training course including:

1. 200 hours of massage & bodywork assessment, theory, and application;

2. 125 hours of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology;

3. 40 hours of pathology;

4. 6 hours of ethics;

5. 4 hours of business and professional practice; and

6. At least 40 hours performing massage therapy services in a supervised student clinic.

After you complete a 500-hour training program, you then can fill out an application to become a therapist. You must mail in the application to the Michigan Board of Massage Therapy, along with a check money order for $95. The form can be found here.

In addition, original transcripts from the massage therapy school where training was completed must be sent directly to the Michigan Board of Massage Therapy.

At this time, the Michigan Board of Massage Therapy requires license renewal every three years but has no continuing education minimums.

Michigan Massage Therapist Salary

This training is most valuable if it translates into earnings. For specific data on massage therapist’s salary in Michigan click here. We’ve extracted information from labor surveys to give you local data specific to salary expectatations for massage therapists in Michigan.