During and after this public health disaster emergency, protecting the health and safety of yourself and your clients is of paramount importance. Below is a list of resources to assist massage therapists with addressing the COVID-19 crisis. Please note that in the event any of the below guidance conflicts with any state orders, laws, or regulations, the state orders, laws, or regulations must be followed.
* IDPH COVID Guidance for Businesses
* Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals
* American Massage Therapy Association
* International Spa Association
* CDC Practice Preparedness Resources
* CDC Information for Healthcare Professionals
The Iowa Board of Massage Therapy evaluates the qualifications of applicants for licensure and grants licenses to those who qualify.
The Board establishes rules and regulations to ensure the integrity and competence of licensed Massage Therapists and investigates complaints for unprofessional conduct.
The Board is the link between the consumer and the licensed Massage Therapist and, as such, promotes the public health, welfare and safety.
Licensees are responsible for meeting all licensure requirements and should review the rules carefully and frequently. Select Laws and Rule listed on the left and scroll through the Rules for detailed information about Licensure Definitions, Licensure Renewal, Reactivation and other important content specific to this profession.
You may access the online services web site by clicking https://IBPLicense.iowa.gov/
The web site will allow individuals to complete the following tasks:
To sign up to receive Agendas, Public Orders, or Rulemaking or to access your subscriber preferences, please enter your contact information below.
Bureau of Professional Licensure
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 281-0254
Fax: (515) 281-3121
Bureau Website: https://idph.iowa.gov/licensure
Online Licensure Services: https://ibplicense.iowa.gov
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays