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Learn Massage Therapy in Connecticut - CT

Connecticut is located in the Northeast corridor in the United States and touches the New York City metropolitan area in the southwest of the state. As a result, the stressors of high-end commerce and competition endemic to the big city as well as the general sophistication of the area contribute to an appreciation of the value of massage therapy as well as other types of alternative medicine and holistic healing. This acceptance, as well as greater willingness by health-care practices and insurance companies to recognize the value of massage therapy in both treating and preventing diseases, will all play a part in the 20 percent increase in the number of massage therapists expected over the decade between 2006 and 2016.Massage therapy training in Connecticut lends itself to personal and professional success in this state.


Continuing education requirements/licensure renewal for massage therapy in Connecticut

To renew a massage therapy license requires a minimum of 24 continuing education hours every four years, with the following limitations:

  1. Only 12 hours or less may come from programs that are not approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.
  2. Only 6 hours or less may come from Internet or distance-learning coursework.

Licensees must document all continuing education hours by getting a certificate of completion and submit them for license renewal. These records must be kept for at least six years and, if requested, submitted to the Department of Health.

Renewal

You will get an application for renewal about two months prior to the license’s expiration date. Be sure to e-mail the department if you do not receive an application at the appropriate time.

State-specific professional associations

The Connecticut Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association, www.amtactchapter.org, focuses on advancing the profession of massage therapy in terms of practice, the science behind it, and the professional manner in which it is delivered in the state of Connecticut. It attempts to raise awareness of massage therapy, lobby for high standards, provide leadership to massage therapists, improve professional development, and encourage greater participation among members.

For information, you can e-mail the membership chair at membership@amtactchapter.org.

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