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A qualified practitioner should have both training and experience, with certification showing the level of achievement.

They should:

  1. Have trained to the standards defined by the relevant awarding bodies core curriculum.

  2. Be a member of a professional association and abide by a Code of Conduct and Ethics.

  3. Be fully insured to practice.

The designated letters awarded by the various professional bodies are an indication of the qualification and standards achieved.Further information including, confirmation of association membership, education and training standards, and Code of Conduct and Ethics can be obtained by contacting the awarding body direct or via their website.

This section lists the majority of massage and complementary therapy associations and professional bodies in the UK. Contact any one of these to check a practitioner's membership, enquire about membership criteria, training standards, or to find a practitioner - many of them have a directory of members.

Name Aromatherapy & Allied Practitioners' Association
Address 8 George Street Tel: 020 8680 7761
Croydon Email:
CR0 1PA http://

Name Aromatherapy Organisations Council
Address The AOC Secretary
PO Box 19834 Tel: 020 8251 7912
London Email:
SE25 6WF http://

Name Aromatherapy Trade Council
Address PO Box 387
Ipswitch Tel: 01473 603630
Suffolk Email:
IP2 9AN http://

Name Association of Holistic Biodynamic Massage Therapists
Address 42 Catharine Street Tel: 01223 240 815
Cambridge Email:

Name Association of Holistic Practitioners International
Address 8 Llys Soar
Scott Street
Tynewydd Tel: 01443 771804
Rhondda Email:
CF42 5NA http://

Name Association of Light Touch Therapists
Address 6 Combermere Road
St. Leonards on Sea Tel: 01424 430001
East Sussex Email:
TN38 0RR http://

Name Association of Massage Practitioners
Address 101 Bounds Green Road Tel:
London Email:
N22 4DF http://

Name Association of Medical Aromatherapists
Address Abegare
Rhu Point Tel: 0141 332 4924
Helensborough Email:
G84 8NF http://

Name Association of Natural Medicine
Address 19a Collingwood Road
Witham Tel: 01376 502762
Essex Email:

Name Association of Physical and Natural Therapists
Address 27 Old Gloucester Street Tel: 0966 181588
London Email:
WC1N 3XX http://

Name Association of Reflexologists
Address 27 Old Gloucester Street Tel: 0870 5673320
London Email:
WC1 3XX http://

Name Association of Therapeutic Massage Therapists
Address 15 Glyn Street
New Bradwell
Milton Keynes Tel:
Buckinghamshire Email:
MK13 0DF http://

Name The Bowen Association (UK)
Address PO Box 4358
Dorset Tel: 0700 2698324
DT2 7XX Email:
LE9 9LQ http://

Name Bowen Therapists' European Register
Address BTER
PO Box 2920 Tel: 07986 008384
Stratford Upon Avon Email:
CV37 9ZL http://

Name British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology
Address BABTAC House
70 Eastgate Street Tel: 01452 421114
Gloucester Email:
GL1 1QN http://

Name British Complementary Medicine Association
Address Kensington House  
33 Imperial Square Tel: 0116 282 5511
Cheltenham Email:
GL50 1QZ http://

Name British Reflexology Association
Address Monks Orchard
Whitebourne Tel: 01886 821207
Worcester Email:
WR6 5RB http://

Name Complementary Medicine Association
Address 142 Greenwich High Road Tel: 0208 305 9571
London Email:
SE10 8NN http://

Name Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Address Park House
206-208 Latimer Road Tel: 0208 968 3862
London Email:
W10 6RE http://

Name Crainiosacral Therapy Association
Address Monomark House
27 Old Gloucester Street Tel: 07000 784 735
London Email:
WC1N 3XX http://

Name Federation of Holistic Therapists
Address 18 Shakespeare Business Centre Fax: 02380 624398
Hathaway Close Tel: 0870 420 2022
Eastleigh, Hampshire Email:
SO50 4SR http://

Name General Council for Massage Therapy
Address GCMT, Whiteway House  
Blundells Lane Tel: 0151 430 8199
Rainhill, Prescot Email:
L35 6NB

Name Guild of Complementary Practitioners
Address Liddell House
Liddell Close
Finchampstead Tel: 0118 973 5757
Berkshire Email:
RG40 4NS http://

Name International Holistic Aromatherapy Foundation
Address 13 The Terrace
Rochester Tel: 01634 834663
Kent Email:
ME1 1XN http://

Name Independent Professional Therapists International
Address St Michael's Place
58a Bridgegate
Retford Tel: 01777 700383 / 711149
Nottinghamshire Email:
DN22 7UZ http://

Name Institute of Complementary Medicine
Address PO Box 194 Tel: 020 7237 5165
London Email:
SE16 7QZ

Name Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy
Address 35 California Road  
Mistley Tel: 01026 393465
Essex Email:
CO11 1JA

Name Internation Federation of Reflexologists
Address 78 Edridge Road
Croydon Tel: 0208 667 9458
Surrey Email:
CR0 1EF http://

Name International Federation of Aromatherapists
Address 61-63 Churchfield Road Tel: + 44 (0) 20 8992 9605
London Email:
W3 6AY

Name The International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists
Address The IFPA  
82 Ashby Road  
Hinkley Tel: 01455 637987
Leicestershire Email:
LE10 1SN

Name International Institute of Reflexology (UK)
Address 255 Turleigh Road
Bradford on Avon Tel: 01225 865899
Wiltshire Email:
BA15 2HG http://

Name International Register of Holistic Therapists
Address 3rd Floor, Eastleigh House
Upper Market Street
Eastleigh Tel: 01703 488900
Hampshire Email:
SO50 9FD http://

Name International Register of Massage Therapists
Address PO Box 5537 Tel:
Hatfield Peverel Email:

Name International Reiki Society
Address PO Box 1867
Yeovil Tel: 01935 851 170
Somerset Email:
BA22 7YU http://

Name International Society of Professional Aromatherapists
Address Now merged with the IFPA Tel:

Name International Therapy Examination Council
Address 10/11 Heathfield Terrace
Chiswick Tel: 020 8994 4141
London Email:
W4 4JE http://

Name London and Counties Society of Physiologists
Address 330 Lytham Road Tel: 01253 408443
Blackpool Email:
FY4 1DW http://

Name Massage Therapy Institute of Great Britain
Address PO Box 2726 Tel: 0208 2081607
London Email:
NW2 3NR http://

Name Register of Qualified Aromatherapists
Address Now merged with the IFPA Tel:

Name Reiki Association
Address 2 Manor Cottages
Stockley Hill
Peterchurch Tel:
Hereford Email:
HR2 0SS http://

Name Scottish Institute of Reflexology
Address 4 Eden Road
Ednam Tel: 01573 226645
Kelso Email:
TD5 7QG http://

Name Scottish Massage Therapists Organisation
Address 70 Lochside Road
Denmore Park
Bridge of Don Tel: 01224 822960
Aberdeen Email:
AB23 8QW http://

Name Shiatsu International
Address Maulak Chambers  
The Centre  
High Street Tel: 01787 220373
Halstead Freephone: 0800 0927091
Essex Email:
CO9 2AJ http://

Name The Shiatsu Society (UK)
Address Eastlands Court
St Peters Road
Rugby Tel: 01788 555051
Warwickshire Email:
CV21 3QP http://

Name Society of Holistic Medicine
Address 25 Mossley Lane  
Bloxwich Tel: 01922 409116
Walsall Email:

Name Society of Holistic Practitioners
Address 4 Craigpark
Dennistoun Tel: 0141 554 5808
Glasgow Email:
G31 2NA http://

Name Society of Massage Therapists
Address 70 Lochside Road
Denmore Park
Bridge of Don Tel: 01224 822 596
Aberdeen Email:
AB23 8QW http://

Name The Academy of On-site Massage
Address Avon Road
Wotton-under-Edge Tel: 01454 261900
Gloucestershire Email:
GL12 8TT http://

Name Manual Lymphatic Drainage UK
Address PO Box 14491  
Glenrothes Tel: 01592 840779
Fyfe Email:
KY6 3YE http://

Name International Association of Infant Massage
Address 56 Sparsholt Road  
Barking Tel: 0208 5911399
Essex Email:
IG11 7YQ http://

Name European Hellerwork Associator

Mulberry House

13 Inverleith Row Tel:
Edinburgh Email:
EH3 5LS http://

Name The Aromatherapists Society

9 Chute Way

High Salvington  
Worthing Tel: 01903 694435
West Sussex Email:
BN13 3EA http://