Thank you! That does depend upon where you live. If you are in the U.S., every state (except MN, WY, VT, and KS) requires a state license to practice massage, which usually includes a requirement of so many hours with an accredited school and some sort of state board exam. I live in Minnesota where they don't require a state license, but I am still licensed by my city. I also put out what's called a "client healthcare bill of rights" which includes all my education and training, as well as contact for the department within the state that handles "non-licensed healthcare practitioners" (also including things like yoga instructors, where there is legitimate training but they don't need a license to practice). All clients can find this document on my website; a lot of other local massage therapists I know do the same. Most places with multiple therapists will have their therapist's licenses and credentials handy for any client that wants to know. Does that help at all?