Board of Therapeutic Massage

PO Box 1335
3605 Missouri Boulevard
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-522-6277
Fax: (573)-751-0735

Email: massagether@pr.mo.gov
Website: http://pr.mo.gov/massage.asp

Director: Loree v. Kessler, MPA

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 324.243

Department: Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration

Mission: The Missouri Board of Therapeutic Massage is responsible for protecting the public from unlicensed, negligent, incompetent, and dishonest services relating to massage therapy and massage therapy businesses. The board enforces licensure standards through the implementation of legislation and aminstrative regulations.

Function: Licensure applications are reviewed by the board to insure a massage therapist is qualified, through education and examination, to provide massage therapy to Missouri consumers. Upon request from the Missouri Coordinating Board of Higher Education, the board reviews curriculum content and instructor credentials of educational programs to insure compliance with the licensure law. Background reports, complaints, and corresponding investigations are reviewed by the board to insure licensees practice legally, ethically, and competently.

SubCommittees:

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: Face to face 4 times; conference call monthly

Location of meetings: Jefferson City

Duration of meetings: Face to face 1day;conference call are two hours

Preparation time for meetings: face to face 20 hours; conference calls 8 hours

Total time commitment: Face to face 2 hours8; conference call 10 hours.

Details on Members

Total members: 8

Appointed members: 8

Term length: 4 years

Compensation: Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any appointed member of the board shall receive as compensation an amount established by the director of the division of professional registration not to exceed seventy dollars per day for board business.

Member Requirements: 6 members must be a licensed massage therapist, 1 nonvoting member who must be a member of the massage education community and a public member.

Political Requirements: no

Geographic Requirements: no

Senate Consent Required: Yes

Members

Mrs. Brandy Mouser
Licensed Massage Therapist 1
Dexter
Term begins: Oct 1, 2015
Term expires: Jun 17, 2017

Vacant Slot
Licensed Massage Therapist 2

Mr. Carl D. Nelson
Licensed Massage Therapist 3
Saint Joseph
Term begins: Jul 12, 2007
Term expires: Jun 17, 2010

Vacant Slot
Licensed Massage Therapist 4

Ms. Renate D. Brodecker
Licensed Massage Therapist 5
Eldon
Term begins: Sep 19, 2007
Term expires: Jun 17, 2011

Vacant Slot
Licensed Massage Therapist 6

Vacant Slot
Non-Voting Member

Ms. Jennifer Stockton Griffin
Public Member
Jefferson City
Term begins: Oct 1, 2015
Term expires: Jun 17, 2019