Melissa Magstadt, South Dakota Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Massage Therapy

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Information.

The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards has released a Massage and Bodywork Guidelines for Practice with COVID-19 Considerations (“Guidelines”) document, which is accessible via the link below. These Guidelines are not being endorsed or promoted by the South Dakota Board of Massage Therapy (“Board”), and they have not been reviewed by the Board for purposes of compliance with any federal, state, or local laws or ordinances that may apply to massage therapists in South Dakota. These Guidelines are being made available for informational and general resource purposes only, and use of the Guidelines as well as implementation of any of the recommendations identified within the Guidelines is within your sole discretion and at your sole responsibility.

Melissa Miller
Executive Secretary

217 W. Missouri Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605-773-3440

Fax: 605-773-7175


NEW LOCATION: 217 W. Missouri Ave., Pierre, SD 57501


Statute, Administrative Rule and Board Policies and Positions

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.

Current Board Members:

Christine Ellwein, LMT, Pierre

Fallon Helm, LMT, Aberdeen

Lorin Pankratz, Lay Person, Sioux Falls

Kallyn Reinert, LMT, Mobridge

Al Trace, LMT, Hermosa


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