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New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy


(973) 504-6520
Due to COVID-19, messages by phone may result in a delayed response.
Please email your inquiry to the email listed on this webpage.

Inquiries about the Board may be forwarded to

ToniAnn Petrella-Diaz
Executive Director
P.O. Box 45048
Newark, New Jersey 07101

Reopening of Massage Facilities

On June 13, 2020, the Governor signed Executive Order 154, permitting the resumption of certain personal care services. In conjunction with that order, the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs has issued an Administrative Order 2020-09, which permits massage facilities to reopen and provide massage and bodywork services at facilities controlled by a Board-registered employer or licensed sole practitioner, as of 6:00 a.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020. The Administrative Order requires licensees to follow protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please read and familiarize yourself with the requirements of this order.

The New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy licenses massage and body work therapists and massage and body work therapist employers.

The purpose of the Board is to:

  • protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of New Jersey;
  • regulate the practice of massage and body work therapy; and
  • ensure that massage and body work therapy is performed in compliance with State law.

The Board protects the public by:

  • making sure that massage and body work therapists meet all educational requirements for licensure;
  • investigating and prosecuting massage and body work therapists who have broken the state's consumer protection laws; and
  • requiring all massage and body work therapists to be licensed by the state and to renew their licenses every two years.

Last Modified: 7/20/2020 6:12 AM