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Division of
Professional Regulation

Board of Massage and Bodywork

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New Rules and Regulations, effective April 11, 2018, require certain Delaware massage and bodywork businesses to obtain a Massage Establishment license. Section 12.0 in the new rules explains which businesses must apply for a license. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2018. The application instructions and form are now available on the Board’s Forms page.

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, certifications to massage technicians and Massage Establishment licenses. 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.


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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