Except as specifically provided by this chapter, beginning January 1, 1997, no person may do any of the following unless licensed pursuant to this chapter:

Terms Used In Alabama Code 34-43-4

(1) Advertise that he or she performs therapeutic massage or related touch therapy modalities.

(2) Hold himself or herself out to the public as a massage therapist, using any name or description denoting himself or herself as a massage therapist, or purporting to have the skills necessary to perform massage therapy.

(3) Practice massage therapy.

(Acts 1996, No. 96-661, p. 1060, §4.)