Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Massage Therapy

Jennifer Stalley
Executive Secretary

PO Box #340, 1351 N. Harrison Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605-224-1721
Fax: 1-888-425-3032


2016 Renewal

Online renewal is closed.  If you need to reinstate your license, please do so by completing a 2016 renewal application and sending the required documentation and fee to the Board via mail.  Your application and required materials must be postmarked by October 31st.  If you choose to inactivate your license rather than renew your license, you must submit the required inactive license application and fee via mail no later than October 31st.

If you have not reinstated or inactivated your license by October 31st, you will be required to complete a new application for licensure and meet all current requirements for licensure, including educational and national examination requirements to practice massage therapy.

If you have questions about the status of your license, please contact the Board office at 605-224-1721.


The mission of the South Dakota Board of Massage Therapy is to protect the health and safety of the public by mandatory licensure of qualified persons and enforcement of the statutes, rules, and regulations governing the practice of massage therapy, including processing and investigating properly filed complaints and holding hearings as warranted. 

Board Members

SDCL 36-35-2. The Board is legislated to have 5 board members appointed by the Governor. One member shall be a person not licensed by the board and four shall be licensed by the board. Currently serving are:

Karen Kappel, LMT, Dell Rapids, President

Linda Zeller, Lay Member, Pierre, Vice President

Christine Ellwein, LMT, Pierre, Secretary

Bridget Myers, LMT, Sioux Falls

Margaret Johnson, LMT, Sioux Falls

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