Indiana State Board of Massage Therapy
To practice massage in Indiana you must be licensed by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (PLA)
All information you need can be found on their website and we offer guidance and support at the chapter level with some ability to answer your questions.
Indiana Consumer Protection
To file a complaint against any licensed profession in Indiana, go to the link above and download a consumer complaint form. The link explains the full process of a complaint and how it is handled.
Federation of State Therapeutic Massage Board
This is the exam for new graduates accepted by the Indiana Massage Board for Certification.
American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
AMTA is the premiere non-profit professional association in the Massage Therapy field. Founded in 1943, the AMTA represents more than 46.000 massage therapists in 27 countries. AMTA works to establish massage therapy as integral to the maintenance of good health and complementary to other therapeutic processes; to advance the profession through ethics and standards, certification, school accreditation, continuing education, professional publications, legislative efforts, public education and fostering the development of members. For industry facts, click here.
The Massage Therapy Journal (MTJ)
AMTA’s official professional magazine.
Indiana Commission of Proprietary Education and Indiana Department of Workforce Development
Do you need your school transcript from a closed massage school or want to verify a school in good standing before registering to attend? The above links will give you access to a list of closed schools and current accredited institutions. These forms update regularly so we do not post the reports on our website.
Do you need to lodge a complaint against a school? https://www.in.gov/bpe/student-complaint-form/
Don’t choose a diploma mill school https://www.in.gov/bpe/consumer-information/ Indiana PLA verifies your credentials when you apply for licensure. To be safe, choose a school that has been vetted by the AMTA
AMTA Job Bank
The AMTA Job Bank helps massage therapists’ network and find jobs. This is free for members of the AMTA
AMTA Center for Continuing Education
AMTA now offers one place for you to enhance your career through continuing education.
Also check out the chapter calendar for upcoming education offered by your state chapter.
AMTA National offers marketing tools for members.
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB)
- Become Board Certified and raise the bar of your practice.
- Find or become a continuing education provider.
The mission of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork is to foster high standards of ethical and professional practice in the delivery of services through a credible, recognized credentialing program that assures the competency of practitioners of therapeutic massage and bodywork.
Massage Therapy Foundation
The Massage Therapy Foundation advances the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by supporting scientific research, education and community service. The Massage Therapy Foundation was founded by AMTA in 1990 with the mission of bringing the benefits of massage therapy to the broadest spectrum of society through the generation, dissemination and application of knowledge in this field. We do this by receiving donations and granting funds for research, community service, educational scholarship and conferences. We also do this by providing direct consultation to the medical and research communities, and by educating massage therapists about the world of research.
Make a commitment to donate yearly to improving our industry through research. More information can be found at this link.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) – conducts and supports basic and applied research and training and disseminates information on complementary and alternative medicine to practitioners and the public. well-being.