In the UK the massage industry is unregulated. Unfortunately this means that anybody can call themselves a massage therapist and give massage treatments without any training at all. Therefore it is important to choose a therapist who is a member of a reputable professional body such as the FHT or GRCCT.
Belonging to a professional body means a member must abide by a professional code of conduct and ethics, and maintain their education and training. In order to be eligible to be admitted to the CNHC accredited Register, a complementary therapist must have undertaken a programme of education and training.