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.
Statement Regarding Closure of Institute of Beauty and Massage (formerly Austin Schools of Massage)
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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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