Kansas Massage Therapists – Operating Outside Your Place of Business

Massage therapy is a career field that enables massage therapists to essentially operate and provide services to clients from anywhere.  Many massage therapists operate their businesses from their home, or even travel to clients’ homes to perform massage therapy services.  While massage therapists do have options regarding where to operate their business, the place of business is crucial when it comes to following the rules and regulations that govern your massage therapy license.  There is no state-wide Kansas massage therapy board, so rules and regulations may be different depending on what city and county you live in.

 Why Does it Matter Where I Perform Massage Therapy Services in Kansas?

The location of your massage therapy practice is very important when it comes to representations you make to clients as well as liability issues.  If you work for a larger employer (such as a salon offering multiple services), you likely do not need to worry about whether or not the salon is in compliance with massage therapy rules and regulations, as this responsibility may not be yours.  However, if you perform massage therapy services on the side, or have your own in-house business, you need to be particularly careful with how you inform clients of your qualifications, and that your business itself is in compliance with all rules and regulations.

One problem many massage therapists come across is unhappy clients who may wish to complain about your services in some way.  For example, if a client believes he or she was injured while you were performing massage therapy services on him or her, that person may complain to a disciplinary board, or even file a civil action against you.  If you are at your home, at your client’s home, or are anywhere else that is not your traditional place of business when you are performing massage therapy services, then you could be at risk for being found liable for any injuries the client may have suffered.  Many massage therapists do not realize that giving a massage to a friend as a favor could be troublesome if that friend is injured and the massage therapy services were not conducted in a legitimate place of business.

If you are facing a potential disciplinary issue that has put your massage therapy license at risk, you will have a much better time of fighting to keep your license if you can prove you were working in a legitimate business setting.  As such, you should ensure that each and every location you are operating at is one that is considered legitimate and in conformance with the rules and regulations of the massage therapy licensing board in your city.

Contact Danielle Sanger of the Sanger Law Office Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation

If you are facing disciplinary action and/or your massage therapy license is at risk, you need to act quickly to determine what steps you need to take to keep your license.  You have too much to lose by fighting a disciplinary action without the help of a skilled legal professional.  Regardless of whether or not you have done anything wrong that should result in the loss of your massage therapy license, it is important that you have an attorney standing by to represent your rights and interests.  At the Sanger Law Office, Kansas Professional License Defense Attorney Danielle Sanger helps a variety of Kansas professionals face the potential loss of their licenses on a regular basis.  As a former Assistant Attorney General of Kansas, Danielle Sanger has a perspective that many other attorneys do not possess.  With experience as both a prosecutor and as a defense attorney, Danielle Sanger has the broad knowledge and skill that is necessary in a quality attorney.  To speak with Danielle Sanger about your situation, contact the Sanger Law Office today by calling (785) 979-4353 to schedule your free consultation.