Member Requirements and titles

When applying for membership, fulfilled professional requirements (see below) must be documented. All educations, including foreign ones, are assessed on request.

Medlemskapet gjelder for et kalenderår om gangen, og fornyes automatisk ved at faktura for neste år sendes ut per e-post i november/desember. Medlemskapet må sies opp skriftlig per e-post innen fakturaens forfall, ellers regnes det som fornyet og faktura må betales. Innbetalt medlemskontingent refunderes ikke.


CLASSICAL MASSAGE


massage therapist

450 hours in massage technique and anatomy / physiology.

Norwegian Massage School, Axelsons Institute and the Department of Holistic Medicine are the active Norwegian schools that have approved educations.

Education from other Norwegian and foreign schools is assessed individually.

Massage Therapist

Godkjent Massørutdanning og i tillegg:

  • 150 timer avansert terapeutisk massasjeteknikk (triggerpunktbehandling, myofascial release, terapeutisk stretching etc.)
  • Anatomiutdanning som inkluderer bindevev (fascia) og kunnskap om bevegelsesapparatet som en helhet (anatomy trains).
  • VEKS-kurs
  • Førstehjelp

Professional education in Physiotherapy, Naprapathy, Osteopathy or Chiropractic also qualifies for this title if the practitioner has adequate training in massage techniques.

sports massage therapist

Many masseurs have an education as a Personal Trainer or other sports education, with additional courses in massage.

The title is given to those who have an education of at least the same scope as a masseur, but where the distribution between training theory and massage can vary.

Wellness masseur

150 hours of massage technique and anatomy / physiology, with a focus on relaxation and stress reduction. This education can be taken on Norwegian Massage School.

Those who have an education in Aromatherapy, Skin Care or the like, may take an additional course in Relaxation massage.


ASIAN MASSAGE


Thai massage therapist

150 hours of Thai massage training.

Thai Massage Therapist

Thai masseur + at least 300 hours of further education in Thai massage.

Garden masseur

150 hours of training in Chinese Garden Massage.

Shiatsu masseur

150 hours of training in Japanese Shiatsu massage.

Yoga massage therapist

150 hours of training in Yoga Massage.