Massage Parlor/Massage Therapist

Massage Parlor/Massage Therapist

Local
Local Licensing Authorities
MASSAGE PARLORS: According to state law (12-48.5-101 through 118 C.R.S.), massage parlors MUST be licensed to operate legally in Colorado. Licensing authority is through the local government – cities and counties – were massage parlors operate. If the local government does not issue a license then a massage parlor may NOT operate in that area.
MASSAGE THERAPIST: State law specifically exempts massage therapists from licensure as Massage Parlors. A massage therapist is defined as a person who has graduated from an accredited or approved massage therapy school with a minimum of five hundred (500) hours of massage therapy training.
While the state exempts massage therapists from licensure, many cities still license massage therapists as well as massage parlors. Anyone performing massage as a therapist or a massage parlor should always contact the local licensing authorities in each area where they will work. For example, if a massage therapist operates a mobile business and goes to his/her clients’ locations to perform massage, the therapist should contact every city, town and county where s/he has clients.
State

Colorado Division of Registration
1560 Broadway Suite 135
Denver, CO 80202
(303)894-7800
Fax (303)894-7693

If you hold an active massage therapist reqistration(s) or license(s) in another state or U.S. territory. your registration method is Endorsement. For more information visit:

http://www.dora.state.co.us/registrations/index.htm
http://www.dora.state.co.us/massage-therapists/index.htm

 


NOTE:  Massage of scalp is the practice of cosmetology. See BARBERS & COSMETOLOGISTS
NOTE:  Massage therapists cannot advertise as “physical therapists” or medical professionals that are licensed occupations by the state of Colorado.

Massage Parlor/Massage Therapist

|
Local
Local Licensing Authorities
MASSAGE PARLORS: According to state law (12-48.5-101 through 118 C.R.S.), massage parlors MUST be licensed to operate legally in Colorado. Licensing authority is through the local government – cities and counties – were massage parlors operate. If the local government does not issue a license then a massage parlor may NOT operate in that area.
MASSAGE THERAPIST: State law specifically exempts massage therapists from licensure as Massage Parlors. A massage therapist is defined as a person who has graduated from an accredited or approved massage therapy school with a minimum of five hundred (500) hours of massage therapy training.
While the state exempts massage therapists from licensure, many cities still license massage therapists as well as massage parlors. Anyone performing massage as a therapist or a massage parlor should always contact the local licensing authorities in each area where they will work. For example, if a massage therapist operates a mobile business and goes to his/her clients’ locations to perform massage, the therapist should contact every city, town and county where s/he has clients.
State

Colorado Division of Registration
1560 Broadway Suite 135
Denver, CO 80202
(303)894-7800
Fax (303)894-7693

If you hold an active massage therapist reqistration(s) or license(s) in another state or U.S. territory. your registration method is Endorsement. For more information visit:

http://www.dora.state.co.us/registrations/index.htm
http://www.dora.state.co.us/massage-therapists/index.htm

 


NOTE:  Massage of scalp is the practice of cosmetology. See BARBERS & COSMETOLOGISTS
NOTE:  Massage therapists cannot advertise as “physical therapists” or medical professionals that are licensed occupations by the state of Colorado.
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (303) 892-3840 oedit.info@state.co.us
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (303) 892-3840 oedit.info@state.co.us
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (303) 892-3840 oedit.info@state.co.us
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (303) 892-3840 oedit.info@state.co.us