A number of people think it’s a relaxing way to spend an hour or so but the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation wants to make sure it’s also legal. If you get a massage in the state the individual giving it is supposed to be a licensed therapist. It ensures proper training and a fingerprint background check. The effort says Terry Horstman with IDPFR is to cut down on possible criminal activity.
Newly issued licenses now contain a QR code so you can check the legitimacy of the license with your smart phone.