Massage in Bulgaria

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NewsNew regulation found after the CAMbrella deliveries:

No new regulation found.

Notice! All text below is copied from the CAMbrella report – delivered Dec 31, 2012

Massage is a regulated profession in Bulgaria. The use of non-conventional physical methods is regulated under the health law article 166.1.3. and art 167 (58).

As the European register for regulated professions refer to the health law we assume that massage is covered by the above regulation.

Providers can practise if they are holders of:

  • A master’s degree in the professional area of medicine, dental medicine or
  • A specialist’s or bachelor’s degree in the professional area of health care.
  • A secondary education diploma and a certificate of completed training of at least
    four semesters at a higher medical school under terms and conditions set out by the
    Minister of Health and the Minster of Education and Science (58).

Massage is registered in the EU regulated professions database as follows:
Masseur/Massage therapist/Spa therapist/Masseur-Aesthetician is a directly related
regulated profession with title “Масажист ” (Qualified masseur/masseuse (EN)) recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC (5), ID 7563. General system of recognition- primary application.

National legislation: Law on Health. Qualification level: PS3 – Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years) , Art. 11 d (7).