Doneen Hollingsworth, 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


NEWS:   The Board of Massage Therapy will not be processing any new applications from July 1st – July 14th.  The Board is transitioning to an online database during this time period. To ensure the integrity of the database and make the transition go smoothly, no new applications will be processed.  You may submit your application and any required materials during this period, but please be advised you will not be issued a new license during this period.  If you have any questions, please contact the 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. 

The 2013 South Dakota State Legislature amended various sections of SDCL 36-35 impacting licensure for massage therapists.  Check this handout for an explanation of the changes that went into effect on July 1, 2013.

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:

Laura Woitte, LMT, Sioux Falls - President

Linda Zeller, Lay Member, Pierre - Vice President
Karen Kappel, LMT, Dell Rapids - Secretary
Bridget Myers, LMT, Sioux Falls

Christine Ellwein, LMT, Pierre

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