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 South Dakota Board of Massage Therapy office is moving to a new location.  Effective April 17th, the Board’s offices will be located at 1351 North Harrison Avenue, Pierre, SD  57501.  The Board’s mailing address, Post Office Box 340, Pierre, SD  57501 and phone number, 605-224-1721, remain the same.

Please note there may be a short period of telephone service interruption on April 17th as the Board makes the transition to its new location.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  The Board looks forward to serving you at our new location.


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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