Massage Technician

Required Education
A massage technician applicant must have 200+ hours of education. If you have 1,000+ hours please see the application section for Holistic Health Practitioner. The process generally takes four to eight weeks for the license to arrive to you in the mail.

The Heartland Fire Department requires an inspection of your business as part of the approval process. Please contact Heartland Fire for an inspection appointment AFTER you have submitted a completed application, with fees, to the Business License Officer. Heartland Fire is available at 619.667.1355.

Full payment is due at the time of application:
Base Fee $39
Initial Investigation Fee

Completed Application
A completed application includes:
  • Application
  • Results of medical examination (provided by the applicant)
  • Three 2 inch by 2 inch passport-style photographs (provided by the applicant)
  • School transcripts showing 200+ hours of education (provided by the applicant)


The City of La Mesa will be waiving business license fees for all in-city businesses (businesses with a physical location in the city) through April 2021. The $4.00 state-mandated CASp fee still applies. If paying online, the fees cannot be waived and renewals should instead be mailed to the address provided on the form. Thank you for being a La Mesa business.