Choosing the correct massage course in the UK can be a minefield, especially with different courses claiming to be "Official" or "Fully Regulated".
Well the simple answer is that here In the UK, the massage industry is completely unregulated. There is no such thing as an official massage qualification. This means, that in fact, anyone can call themselves a massage therapist and give massage treatments without having any qualifications and that is perfectly legal!
So for example, an ITEC massage qualification is no more official than any other qualification.
There are, however some outside factors that provide some kind of regulation. The main one is having Professional Indemnity Insurance. Even though there is no law here in the UK that states that you need to have Indemnity Insurance to work as a massage therapist, it would be inadvisable and reckless not to have it. The Raynor College of Massage & Natural Therapies would expect all qualifying students to be covered with insurance.
Not all massage qualifications are recognised by the insurance companies, so it's important to have a qualification that has been fully inspected and approved by an insurance company. Raynor Massage is properly recognised by UK & Worldwide insurers. This includes the 5 Day Certificate Course.
Of course the other regulation comes from being able to give effective massage treatments. Putting it simply, if your massage is not to a good standard then you are unlikely to find clients that are willing to pay you for a massage. Word soon spreads! So without effective training you are unlikely to have any kind of long-term career as a massage therapist.
Raynor Massage uses hands-on revolutionary training techniques that quickly shows you how to instinctively give a thorough and effective massage that people love!
After completing the Raynor Massage Certificate course you are able to get fully insured which would allow you to start treating clients straight away.
Some therapists choose to belong to a governing body though it is not essential here in the UK. Raynor Massage therapists can become a member of INTA (International Natural Therapists Association). As a training provider Raynor Massage is approved by the IICT (International Institute for Complimentary Therapists) and the MAA (Massage Association of Australia)
Some local authorities would insist that you have a license to provide massage from a set location. However, as there is no government approved massage qualification the local authority is rarely interested in what qualification you have and are more concerned about the premises you are working from. This varies throughout the UK depending on local councils, so you should always check the requirements within your own area.
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