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About the Board

Mission Statement
The Mission of this Board is to regulate and monitor the practice of massage therapy in Oregon. Its role is to ensure public safety by developing, implementing, and maintaining the standards of professional conduct and practice.


Dedicated to an ongoing and evolving cooperative relationship of regulation between the massage industry, licensees, and the public. 


Accessibility – Provide up-to-date information on the internet for both the public and the licensees. Strive to be an approachable resource to the massage industry, licensees, and the public.
Accountability – Accountable for safety, health and welfare of the public, the integrity of the profession and massage therapists, as well as oversight and responsibility in reporting to the Governor and the legislature.
Collaboration – Willingness to approach others with openness, to be open to the ideas of others and to be willing to shift off-point. Value the relationships amongst the legislators, the licensees and ourselves. Willing to craft compromise and ask questions, identify outcomes that are desired but be open to influence.
Communication – Endeavor to listen, reflect and clearly state the role and functions of the Board in its partnership with the licensed massage therapists and the public we serve.
Integrity – The OBMT prides itself on conducting its business practices with adherence to soundness of character and ethical principles.
Transparency – Open and honest regulation of massage therapy in the State of Oregon.