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North Dakota Century Code Title 43. Occupations and Professions § 43-25-02. Definitions

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1. “Board” means the North Dakota board of massage therapy.

2. a. “Massage” means the practice of massage therapy by the manual application of a system of structured touch to the soft tissues of the human body, including:

(1) Assessment, evaluation, or treatment;

(2) Pressure, friction, stroking, rocking, gliding, kneading, percussion, or vibration;

(3) Active or passive stretching of the body within the normal anatomical range of movement;

(4) Use of manual methods or mechanical or electrical devices or tools that mimic or enhance the action of human hands;

(5) Use of topical applications such as lubricants, scrubs, or herbal preparations;  and

(6) Use of hot or cold applications.

b. Except as provided in this chapter, “massage” does not include diagnosis or other services that require a license to practice medicine or surgery, osteopathic medicine, chiropractic, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or podiatry and does not include service provided by professionals who act under their state-issued professional license, certification, or registration.

3. “Massage establishment” means any place of business in which massage is practiced.

4. “Massage therapist” means an individual licensed to practice massage.

5. “Remote education” means asynchronous education that is not in person, live, or presented in real time.

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