Massage Therapy Courses Accrediation

Accreditation is quite a complicated subject to fully understand. We are happy to meet prospective students and fully explain this & other topics. Please email us at [email protected] to book a meeting.

What Is Accreditation?

Accreditation is a process where a public or government organisation:

  • Sets minimum requirements that schools must teach.

  • Monitors the quality of schools and tutors.

  • Writes the final exams for students.

Are All Accrediations Equal?

No! Some accreditations have low standards with easy final exams. So, you will get a diploma, but the course won't prepare you well to become a massage therapist.

Some accreditations, for example, teach only ONE MASSAGE ROUTINE to repeat with every client, which is clearly not a strategy for a successful therapist.

Why Accreditation Matters?
  • It assures students of the school's and tutors' standards.
  • Once passed the exams, your qualifications (such as a diploma) will allow you to work as a massage therapist.
  • Allow you to have insurance to work as a massage therapist
Only Accreditation Matters?

Is only accreditation important in choosing a massage school?

No! Accreditation sets only the minimum requirements. You need a balance between a recognised accreditation that will open doors for you and a great course that will give you all the knowledge and skills you need.

Also, each school has a different ethos, way of teaching and tutors, which makes a big difference.

Bodyology Accreditations

Bodyology evaluates several UK massage accreditation professional bodies to find the most suitable one.

We were looking for a top accreditation that will allow us enough flexibility to teach the massage diploma course in the 'Bodyology way'. Some associations were very rigid & offer strict structures. For example, one famous professional body required us to teach massage in one way (called massage routine).

We approached the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) with high hopes and were happy to be approved. The FHT is one of the most recognised associations in the UK, with thousands of members. The main reason we chose this qualification is . . . that's a subject for a chat over a cup of coffee. If you are interested in hearing more about this, let's meet!

To be approved by FHT, our diploma course needed to first fulfil all the UK National Occupational Standards (NOS) requirements for massage: CNH1, CNH2, and CNH7.

We also voluntarily satisfy the requirements of the UK Council for Soft Tissue Therapies (previously the General Council of Massage Therapies, GCMT).

But most importantly, this course is recognised by the UK Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), which is "the UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners, was set up with UK government support. CNHC sets the highest standards that practitioners must meet. All registered practitioners are professionally trained and fully insured to practice, approved by the Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, a body accountable to UK Parliament." Also, the NHS.UK website states, "the CNHC has met the demanding standards".

What can you do with Bodyology accreditation?

Once graduate, you can:

  • Register as practitioners in the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the most important UK complimentary therapy regulatory body.
  • Choose to register with dozens of other massage Practitioners' Associations in the UK and worldwide.
  • Work anywhere in the UK and most other countries worldwide, and in any setting, such as private practice, hotels, cruise ships, complementary/ beauty clinics, physio/osteopath surgeries, the NHS, and even at Buckingham Palace.
  • Get medical insurance to work as a massage therapist in the UK & other countries. We are working with three complementary medical insurances such as Balenes and Westminster Indemnity and will advise you which one will be best for you based on your circumstances.
  • Get a massage licence exemption from almost all UK councils (mostly needed if you open a massage shop in London and Birmingham).

We guarantee that this diploma course holds the best qualifications and recognitions.

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