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New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy

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(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
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  ALERT  
Reopening of Massage Facilities


On Friday, June 26, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 157, amending Executive Order 154, allowing licensees of the Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling and the Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy to perform services that require removal of a client’s face covering as of 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 2, 2020.

In response to Executive Order 157, the Division of Consumer Affairs has issued Administrative Order 2020-11 (DCA AO 2020-11), which supersedes and replaces DCA AO 2020-09. DCA AO 2020-11 now provides standards for the provision of personal care services that require removal of a client’s face covering, including requiring licensees to wear additional protective equipment and advising clients of the risks involved. DCA AO 2020-11 also clarifies COVID-19 screening protocols for clients and staff. The order otherwise maintains the health and safety standards required by DCA AO 2020-09 designed to protect clients, staff and licensees from the continued risks of COVID-19.



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: 10/6/2020 5:54 AM