NRS 640-C regulates All Massage Therapists in Nevada – all Massage Therapists are required to be licensed in order to practice in Nevada.

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Professional LicenseNevada State Board of Massage Therapists (NSBMT)

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Government Relations Committee

Board Liaison: Mavies Gascon


David Otto

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David J Otto, LMT NCTMB earned his BA in English, Secondary Education in 1991. In 2001, he graduated from the Nevada School of Massage Therapy where he has also been an ACCET-accredited Professional Development Instructor for 4+ years. He owns/operates his massage therapy practice, Hands In Motion, since 2003 in Henderson, Las Vegas & Clark County, NV. David has served the AMTA-Nevada Chapter as 1st Vice-President, Delegate & Alternate, Newsletter Editor, Webmaster – he has served on National Convention Planning, Awards, Chapter and Mentoring Awards committees, is a Subject Matter Expert with the NCBTMB, and is an active volunteer with the Massage Therapy Foundation.

Paul Lofgreen, LMT BCTMB

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Paul Lofgreen, LMT graduated from the Nevada School of Massage Therapy in 2011, and practices massage therapy at his own Mountain Top Wholeness Center, LLC, in Henderson, NV. He also practices outcall massage in Clark County and the cities of Las Vegas and Henderson. Paul is also an NCBTMB-approved Provider for chair massage courses and teaches CPR, First Aid, and Basic Life Support classes as an American Heart Association-approved Instructor at Complete Medical Consultants in Henderson. Paul has served as the AMTA-Nevada Chapter’s 2015-2016 Delegate in the national House of Delegates and as the chapter’s Silver State Massage Express Newsletter Editor.  He volunteers in community-centered events and is also an accomplished Aromatherapist and Licensed Minister.


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Government Relations Updates

2017: Nevada State Board of Massage Therapy

October 24, 2017 – AMTA-NV Notes for the Regular Meeting of the NSBMT


July 12, 2017 – AMTA-NV Notes for the Regular Meeting of the NSBMT

2017: 79th Session of the Nevada State Legislature

Assembly Bill AB 179: introduced as BDR 766 on 12/10/2016, regarding changes to NRS 640.C, as described in our previous announcementPASSED


2015: 78th Session of the Nevada State Legislature

Assembly Bill AB 126: regarding various updates to NRS 640.C, as described in our previous announcementsPASSED

Assembly Bill AB 336: regarding the requirement of posting national anti-human-trafficking signage in specific places of business – FAILED.  Pursuant to chapter concerns regarding the use of “parlor” in the original Bill language: the last amended version of AB 336 reveals it was changed to “establishment”.

Assembly Bill AB 295: regarding the further definition and requirement of disclosure of services performed by providers of complementary and alternative health care – PASSED

Senate Bill SB 68: regarding the expedition in [massage therapy, et al] license application processing of current-state-license-holding Applicants – PASSED

Senate Bill SB 70: regarding various changes to the meetings of public bodies, et al – PASSED

Senate Bill SB 252: changed to SB 483 – regarding revision of state business licensing fees for certain organization types (corporations) and Annual List fee changes, et al – PASSED


Regarding the Nevada State Board of Massage Therapists (NSBMT):

Proposed Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) changes/additions:

On November 9, 2010, the Nevada State Board of Massage Therapists initiated proposed changes to the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) regarding the massage therapy laws in NV, NRS 604C.

On February 2nd, a Workshop to further develop the proposed changes occurred (agenda).  Before this Workshop took place, your Nevada Chapter Board of Directors submitted a statement to the Workshop Members for consideration to include clarification of item D (proposed change/addition to the current NACs).

We encourage you to read the proposed changes as were Workshopped on February 2nd and, if you have comments, concerns, or opinions, please contact us at email hidden; JavaScript is required

Chapter Actions Taken: Email-noticed and -polled Nevada Chapter members — collected and logged member responses — drafted and sent to the NSBMT an email letter of Opinion describing support of proposed changes and requesting clarification of Item D regarding the regulation of a Managing Therapist at each Massage Establishment.

Activity: At the April 15th, 2011, meeting, the NSBMT did not vote to approve/deny the proposed NAC changes – instead, the changes were discussed and sent back to Workshop with suggestions.  Minutes of this meeting can be requested after May 15, 2011, through the Contact Us button at the top of the NSBMT’s webpages.


Chapter Position Statement

issued in Public Comment to the NSBMT (April 15, 2011)document


Regarding the 76th Nevada Legislative Session (Assembly and Senate):

Proposed Assembly Bill 335:

Proposes a 5% Service Tax be levied on a business’s income for specified, provided services for Nevada businesses, including massage therapy services.

Chapter Actions Taken: Opposition letter drafted & submitted to Bill Authors/Sponsors Assemblywoman Peggy Pierce (District 3) & Assemblyman Joe Hogan (District 10)



Proposed Senate Bill 412:

Proposes massage therapy be regulated by the Board of Complimentary Integrative Medicine (BCIM)

Chapter Actions Taken: Opposition letter was submitted and is received by Bill Sponsor Senator Michael Schneider, Chairman; the Chapter Opposition letter was vetted prior to submission by the National AMTA Government Relations department.

Activity: Opposition letter issued by each the Nevada Chapter and the National AMTA office was confirmed received.  The current version of SB412 does not include massage therapy in its verbiage.  SB412 passed the NV Senate and is now on the agenda for approval/denial by the Nevada State Assembly.


Regarding the City of Las Vegas (Business License Department):

Proposed TXT-44754:  Proposes that medical doctors (offices/establishments) be exempt from the requirement of obtaining a massage establishment license to perform massage therapy services or contract or employ the conduct massage therapy in the space of a duly-licensed medical office.

Chapter Actions Taken:  Opinion letter was submitted on June 28, 2012, to the City of Las Vegas Planning Department who developed the proposed change in the business license code; the Opinion Letter was vetted prior to submission by the National AMTA Government Relations department.  An AMTA-Nevada Chapter-developed Opinion letter was submitted on August 13, 2012, to the City of Las Vegas Planning Department to address additional clarification issues that were put forth for passing in the Planning Committee stage on August 14, 2012.

Activity:  8/2/2012 – TXT-44754 is currently being workshopped by the city’s Planning Department and will be re-presented for Approval to the Las Vegas City Council on August 14th to be updated to include more-clearly-defined qualifications for business and/or massage therapy practitioners that may practice massage therapy (as defined by NRS 640C) in a [business-]licensed medical establishment and/or for medical related massage therapy purpose.




The above legislation that is being addressed by the AMTA Nevada Chapter is in relation to the item’s nature regarding massage therapy.  the Chapter believes there is a responsibility to report and respond to any legislation that poses a concern to its members.  If you are an AMTA Nevada Chapter member, please contact us at email hidden; JavaScript is required with your opinion on the items above so we may log your concerns, opinions, and suggestions.  Thank you

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