Holistic Therapy Business Licenses Requirements In Washington

A fast paced world and tension in personal life, work etc. has caused people to face so much stress that they seek alternative methods to stay fit both mentally and physically. Holistic therapy is one of such remedy. It includes treatments such as acupuncture, chiropractic, naturopathy, reiki, cupping, yoga, massage therapy, color therapy, hypnotherapy etc. it is widely gaining popularity as it works towards improving overall health and prevent diseases. Holistic therapy operates on the basis that the mind has control over bodily actions and vice- versa. It will indeed be a profitable business if you operate a holistic therapy business in Washington.

Business Licenses Requirements for a Holistic Therapy Business:

The business licenses required would depend on the type of holistic therapy you choose to practice. If you are a holistic massage therapist, it will be essential for you to have proper training from a reputed holistic massage therapy institute. A licensed therapist can charge money to perform holistic massage therapy within a given county or within particular city limits. To become a registered holistic massage therapist, you have to pass specific government board examinations, which consist of a written and practical portion. In order to obtain a license a holistic massage therapist has to have a certain minimum of hours of training at an accredited school or training center. The minimum hours of training varies from 100 to 1000 hours.

Holistic therapy massage practitioners usually are licensed as health care providers in Washington. In order to get a license, applicants must complete a State approved massage licensing program of at least 500 hours and pass the Washington State Massage Exam or the National Certification Exam. The state Department of Health Board of Massage therapy can be contacted for further details.

Person appearing for such training will have to satisfy certain criteria such as:

o Have good moral character.

o Certificate of having completed training at an accredited institution.

o Proof that the required hours of supervised fieldwork were completed and the standards maintained to complete the course by the accredited institution were met satisfactorily by the candidate.

o The therapist will have to pay a licensing fee and will have to regularly renew the licenses. It will be better if you give a legal structure to your business and select an appropriate name for your business that is not a copy of any other registered business and make sure you hire the services of an attorney to register your business. Make sure you have a physical address of your business before applying for a license and that you submit details such as the names, phone number and addresses of the owners and submit proof of id such as a passport or drivers license etc. Make sure your business is not violating any zoning restrictions.

For information regarding licenses and permits, you can contact:

Washington State Department of Health

Health Professions Quality Assurance

P.O. Box 47865

Olympia, WA. 98504-7865

Washington State Department of Health

Health Professions Quality Assuranc

310 Israel Rd.

Tumwater, WA. 98501