How To Get Massage License in Texas
Today’s topic is about Texas’s massage license. TDLR is the licensing agency in Texas. Getting a license for massage therapy in Texas involves a few steps. First, the licensee must meet the education requirements, which is 500 hours of study in approved topics. They must pass one of the 2 approved licensing exams. And then they must pass the jurisprudence exam. The licensee must provide fingerprints and have a record that the licensing agency approves of. (You can imagine where I’m going with this one.) Here is the TDLR information about the requirements.
Why Is License Important?
First and foremost, I believe it is important that you go to a licensed massage therapist when you want a massage. Please know I’m being delicate here. Many establishments do things that they’re not supposed to do. For example, maybe they have unlicensed therapists. Or maybe their therapists are working because they are being trafficked. I hesitate to even bring this up, but I am not sure this is common knowledge and I want you to know. A cheap massage might be your first clue that something is amiss.
Anyway, I digress. In summary, the important thing is that someone with a license through TDLR has completed the course requirements and has demonstrated knowledge about the human body, about massage, and about ethics. Certainly, all of these are extremely important for the safety of the client. To clarify, by safety, I mean that the therapist is not likely to injure the client by their work. They are also less likely to assault a client. Scary, I know.
In summary, for your safety, please only see licensed massage therapists. I hope it’s me, but if it’s not, please find someone else who is licensed.
Massage school was not easy, by the way. I worked very hard to get my license. I studied a ton and passed my licensing exam on the first try. So, yeah, I’m a little biased. If you’d like to see a qualified, licensed therapist and you’re female, I’d love to see you in my Plano, Texas office. Please text me at 972.813.9083 and I’ll set you up. Established clients, can book here. Thanks for reading!