Massage in Romania

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Massage is legally recognized as a CAM therapy in the group “manual therapies” in the law on CAM 118/2007 (238).

Massage courses are offered by training providers authorised by CNFPA – Consiliul National de Formare Profesionala a Adultilor. Participants to the courses are awarded with a Certificate, recognized by the Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Protection and Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

The Certificate will be accompanied by a transcript explaining the professional competencies acquired (237). Certificates awarded for the courses enjoy professional recognition, according to law (OUG 129/2000 republished) and can be registered in the Employment Record for the relevant professional occupation, based on the Classification of Occupations in Romania (COR) (241).

Further qualifications can be obtained, as detailed on the website of the Association of
Professional Masseurs, www.maseuri.ro/useful/certified.php (237).