Massage Therapist Training New Mexico

Massage Therapist Requirements in New Mexico

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

  • Provide evidence of a passing score on the NCETMB, NCETM or MBLEx exams
  • Provide a passport photo
  • Pass a jurisprudence examination provided in response to your license application
  • Complete a 650-hour massage therapist training course including:

1. 165 hours of anatomy and physiology, including forty (40) hours of pathology;

2. 150 hours of massage therapy training and contraindications of massage therapy;

3. 30 hours of professional ethics;

4. 4 hours of first aid; and

5. 4 hours of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

    After you complete a 650-hour training program, you then can fill out an application to become a therapist. You must mail in the application to the New Mexico Massage Therapy Board, along with a check or money order for $75. 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 New Mexico Massage Therapy Board.

    Following licensure, note that all massage therapists must complete at least 16 hours of continuing education every two years. Failure to complete these hours results in a refusal to renew your massage therapist license by the board.

    New Mexico Massage Therapist Salary

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