Massage in Estonia

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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

The Estonian Manual Medicine & Chiropractic Association (EMMCA) represents the massage therapy profession (9). “Massage” as opposed to “massage therapy” is normally practised by non-licensed individuals who are not qualified to provide therapeutic care and who normally practise simple “relaxation” body rub procedures.

”Massage therapy is performed in Estonia by professional Massage Therapists who are registered with EMMCA and licensed to practise massage therapy with the designation of Registered Massage Therapist or R.M.T.”(97).

“Various advanced forms of massage therapy and soft tissue techniques may also be used by other Healthcare practitioners such as Chiropractors, Osteopaths and Physical Therapists. Unqualified masseurs without licence have not met the professional educational and ethical standards set by Sports masseurs and paramedical masseurs are not regulated professions, but accepted as professions of which education is not acquired according to regulation RT I 2001, 21, 118, §34. “5) services not classified elsewhere, except the services of sports masseurs, paramedical masseurs and mountain guides (subclass 859)”(103).