Hi Sean. The best way to find the answer your question is to check with your State licensing board. In most (if not all) States, massage therapists are licensed providers. As such, the State regulates who can provide massage therapy, and the techniques that give rise to someone “performing massage” to the extent that it crosses that line into the actual profession of massage. Hopefully this makes sense.
The bottom line is that your State licensing board will be the best source for this information.
I hope this helps.