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Reminder: The Board Office is Closed to the Public on Fridays & Scheduled Board Meetings

The last days of renewal season fall over the Good Friday/Easter weekend, don’t wait until the last minute to renew. It is advised that renewals be submitted at least 5 days prior to March 31st. This will allow ample time to make any corrections if your renewal is returned for any reason. If you are running behind and have to drop off yourenewal at the office, thlast day to do so will bThursday March 28th, by 3pm. 


Renewal Season - January 1st - March 31st - Click Here    

Notices Regarding Renewal Season 

Emailed: 11/16/2023 - Email Regarding Renewals

Emailed: 2/3/2024 - Reminder Postcard Mailed

Emailed: 2/19/2024 - Renewal Email Reminder  

Emailed: 3/17/2024 - Renewal Email Reminder  

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Parish Ordinances Regarding Establishments
Over the years, many parishes have implemented laws regarding massage establishments dating as far back as the 1990's. The Board is aware that some parishes are updating their ordinances in an effort to stop human trafficking and illicit activity. The Board does not have control over the passing of these ordinances. Please note that any ordinance does not supersede the regulations and requirements of LBMT laws. It is the business owner’s responsibility to check with parish municipalities regarding these regulations to ensure compliance. 

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Office Hours / Board Office Information / Document Processing Information:

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Human Trafficking and Illicit Massage Businesses

Understanding Human Trafficking Within the Massage Industry

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Mission Statement:

The Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy is a regulatory agency whose members are appointed by the Office of the Governor with a mission to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public as well as the integrity of the profession by regulating the practice of massage therapy.  The Board seeks to insure that massage therapists meet certain educational levels, comply with ethical and legal standards applicable to the profession, and that massage therapy establishments conform to sanitary and record keeping requirements.  The Board issues and renews licenses, collects fees, receives and investigates complaints, performs inspections, conducts hearings on disciplinary matters and otherwise addresses issues that are relevant to the massage industry.  The website is to assist the general public, licensees and applicants in understanding the laws, regulations and licensing process which govern the massage profession in the state of Louisiana.



The 2021 law changes have been updated.  To view the updated Louisiana Revised Statues 37:3551, et seq. "click" on the "Louisiana Law" tab on the home page and select "Practice Act". 


Fight Fraud, Waste & Abuse - For Information on how to contact the Legislative Auditor Hotline, Please Click HERE                   

To View the LABMT Sexual Harassment Policy, Please Click HERE


ADA Policy


In compliance with Act 655 of the 2018 Regular Legislative Session, the Board gives notice to its licensees and applicants of their opportunity to file a complaint about board actions or procedures. You may submit such complaints to one or more of the following organizations:

Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy, 9619 Interline Ave, Suite B, Baton Rouge, LA 70809; 225.756.3488;

Committee on House & Governmental Affairs; La House of Representatives, P.O. Box 44486, Baton Rouge, LA 70804; 225-342-2403; h&

Committee on Senate & Governmental Affairs; La Senate, P.O. Box 94183, Baton Rouge, LA 70804; 225-342-9845; s&