Welcome to the

Irish Massage Therapists Association

The IMTA Therapist: A therapist you can trust!

Benefits of massage

Massage treatments benefit the body and mind in a variety of ways. In response to these treatments specific physiological, emotional and chemical changes cascade throughout the body with profound effects, including:

  • Reduced stress
  • Improved circulation
  • Increased flow of oxygen and nutrients to cells
  • Improved elimination of toxins
  • Increased range of joint motion and flexibility
  • Released tight, knotted muscles
  • Improved skin condition and muscle tone
  • Strengthened immune system
  • Improved energy levels
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Reduced chronic pain
  • Enhanced immunity through lymph flow stimulation
  • Aligned and balanced energy
  • Enhanced body self-healing abilities
  • Increased sense of calm, balance and harmony
  • Improved awareness and connection with your body


IMTA register of massage therapists

Consider choosing the IMTA because our registered therapists:

  • Are recognised by Irish Life Health insurance for treatment rebates of up to €50 per treatment
  • Meet our qualification standards including anatomy and physiology
  • Hold professional indemnity insurance
  • Actively update skills with continuing education (CPDs)
  • Abide by the IMTA’s Code of Ethics 
  • Abide by all relevant regulations, such as GDPR, Health and Safety, etc.
  • Offer a wide variety of massage and bodywork modalities depending on your requirements
  • Provide a health screen and consultation on your first visit and keep confidential treatment notes
  • Work in many different settings - clinics, spas, sports teams, hospices, etc.
  • Are based all around the country
  • Are highly professional
  • Are recognised by the Department of Health


Making your massage affordable

Regularly or periodically receiving massage can, in some cases, be extremely necessary or at the least prove very beneficial to the condition with which you are seeking help, whether that is an injury or illness, or stress and anxiety based.

Either way, helping make it more affordable will make it much easier for you. There are two ways you can do this.

  • All our therapists are recognised by Irish Life Health insurance for treatment rebates of up to €50 per treatment. If you have health insurance with Irish Life Health, make sure to ask your therapist for a receipt. It will state your name, the treatment type and cost as well as the name and details of your therapist including the therapist's IMTA membership number. Submit this receipt to Irish Life Health as you would other claims.
  • If your doctor prescribes a course of massage treatments for you, you can submit the prescription and the receipts along with your Form 12 (for PAYE) or Form 11 (for self-assessed) form for tax back on your treatments. Revenue - Health Expenses
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