About Norwegian Massage Association

The Norwegian Massage Association was founded by Kjetil Prestesæter in 2013. Kjetil is an experienced therapist, course leader, clinic owner and entrepreneur who saw the need for innovation among practitioners' organizations.

He has also started Norwegian Massage School which provides both basic education for masseurs and further education for experienced therapists.

Most other associations have old-fashioned paper-based systems that require a lot of work and high costs for the members, and they are not very market-oriented so their members get little help to run a good business.

Norsk Massasjeforening er annerledes!

Vi er Norges største og mest populære terapeutorganisasjon og vokser hver uke. Blant 40 ulike foreninger organiserer vi faktisk 15% av alle alternativterapeuter i hele Norge – uansett behandlingsform!

We are proud of the work we have done, and grateful to all the members who have been with us on the journey. We will continue to develop the association with good services and offers that can help members in their professional everyday life.


The goal has always been to run a large organization with small and efficient administration. We communicate digitally with members, and do not spend time and money on mailings. The members register themselves in our database when they apply for membership. It saves us work, and there is less error in personal information.


The Norwegian Massage Association is run by board chairman Kjetil Prestesæter. See contact page for more information.


The Norwegian Massage Association recently (March 2022) celebrated member number 2,000!  Vi er Norges største terapeutforening, med medlemmer fra hele landet og nye søknader hver uke. Derfor er vi spesielt fornøyde med at vi klarer å administrere foreningen så effektivt at vi også har den laveste medlemskontingenten!