Massage in Czech Republic

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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 regulated in the Czech Republic. According to the Ministry of Health, massage
performed to treat health problems associated with various diseases is regulated for
physiotherapists and medical staff appropriately trained in accordance with the Education Act No.96/2004 Coll.. Massage given to healthy people by masseurs is regulated in the Trade Licensing Act (374/2004 Coll. Use of medical devices is only allowed for health professionals) (75).

A massage therapist has to document 150 hours of studies with some specification for
theory and practice (or diploma from university- (medical doctor or physiotherapist))(77). See also “other treatments”.

No insurance is needed for massage therapists who are “consulting and advising”(77).
Massage is registered in the EU regulated health professions database as follows:
Masseur is a regulated profession with two national titles: the common EU ID no. 1260
includes two different titles:

Masseur/Blind and Asthenopic Masseur (EN) is a directly related regulated profession with title “Masér/nevidomý a slabozraký maser” recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC (5) , ID 7114. General system of recognition – primary application. National legislation: Act 96/2004 Coll., Art.37. Qualification level: ATT – Attestation competence, Art. 11a. (7). Useful webpage:

Massage, reconditioning and regeneration services (EN) is a directly related regulated
profession with title “Masérské, rekondični a regeneračni služby” recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC (5), ID 14595. General system of recognition – primary application. National legislation: Sections 6, 7, 8, 24 of Act No 455/1991 Coll.,the Trade Licensing Act, as amended. Qualification level: SEC – Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course, Act 11 b (7). Useful webpage: