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Bodywork Therapy

  • Acupressure
  • Amma
  • Chi nei sang
  • Nuat thai
  • Tuina
  • Rolfing
  • An mo
  • Ayurvedic
  • Jin shin do
  • Shiatsu
  • Polarity therapy
  • Okazaki restorative therapy

Applicants must satisfy specific licensure requirements and pay a fee* before a license to practice bodywork therapy in Cambridge will be issued. 

Practitioners must practice at licensed establishments.

For more information about bodywork therapy modalities that may require licensure in Cambridge, please contact Sammi Chung at ychung@challiance.org or 617-665-3820.

Massage Therapy Licensure

Oversight of massage therapy practitioners, facilities, and schools is solely the responsibility of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Massage Therapy. The Board is currently accepting massage therapy practitioner and facility license applications.

* Holders of state-issued massage therapy licenses who wish to practice bodywork therapy in Cambridge must still apply for and receive a Cambridge bodywork therapy license to do so. In this situation, the Cambridge licensing fee requirement will be waived.

Last updated on February 3, 2020



For more information about bodywork therapy licensure, please contact:

Sammi Chung, MS
Public Health Compliance Specialist
Cambridge Public Health Department


Cambridge Public Health Department
119 Windsor Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-665-3800 (main)
617-665-3888 (fax)
617-643-0744 (TTY)

Hours: Monday-Friday:
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
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