Welcome to the home page of the DSHS program that licenses and regulates massage therapists, massage therapy instructors, massage schools, and massage establishments in Texas. This website contains information about the regulation of massage therapy including licensing requirements, how to file a complaint, how to contact our office, and more.
NOTICE TO ALL ONLINE SYSTEM USERS. EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 6, 2013, AT 12 NOON THE FOLLOWING SERVICES WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEEKEND:
- VersaOnline will not be available for online license application or license renewal.
- The Live Online Search Verification function to verify and print current licenses will not be available.
We apologize for the inconvenience to our customers. All systems should be fully functional by Monday, December 9, 2013.
Customer Service Alert
We have been having problems with email since Wednesday, November 20; we are unable to send or receive emails. This is temporary, and the DSHS IT department is working to resolve it as soon as possible. If you have emailed us, unfortunately our response to you will be delayed. You are welcome to contact us by phone at 512-834-6616 or by fax at 512-834-6677. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.
Statement Regarding Closure of Institute of Beauty and Massage (formerly Austin Schools of Massage)
The new rules have been approved and were adopted effective January 1, 2009.
Select this link for information about proposed rules, council meeting, and stakeholder meetings
Select this link for information about House Bill 2644, which became effective September 1, 2007
Online Search and Verification Now Available
Now you can perform a real-time search for licensees online, and you can even print a license verification. For more information, click the “Live Online Search Verification” link under the “Find A Licensee” heading to the left.
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