Division of
Professional Regulation

Board of Massage and Bodywork


Objective and Function

The primary objective of the Delaware Board of Massage and Bodywork is to protect the public from unsafe practices and practices which tend to reduce competition or fix prices for services. The Board must also maintain standards of professional competence and service delivery. To meet these objectives, the Board:

  • develops standards for professional competency
  • promulgates rules and regulations
  • adjudicates complaints against professionals and, when necessary, imposes disciplinary sanctions.

The Board issues licenses to massage therapists and certifications to massage technicians. It also issues temporary certifications to massage technicians.

The Board’s statutory authority is in 24 Del. C., Chapter 53.


The Board meets on the third Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m., with the exception of July and December. All meetings are open to the general public and are held in the Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, in Dover.

To ensure that business (such as a license application) is on the agenda for the Board to consider at its next meeting, submit all documentation to the Board office no later than 4:30 PM ten full working days before the meeting date.

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On April 11, 2018, final Rules and Regulations implementing a new law that requires certain massage and bodywork businesses to obtain an “Establishment” license from the Board will go into effect. The instructions and forms for this license will be available on this site in early April. To review the regulations, click New Massage Regulations. The new rules are in Section 12.0.

Phone – Fax – Email

(302) 744-4500
(302) 739-2711

Mailing address:

Cannon Building,
Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904

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