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For qualified professionals: 

Massage therapists

Manual therapists

Bodyworkers

€100
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- prorated at the payment

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For those who are currently studying towards a qualification in massage and would like to gain the support and recognition of a professional organisation.

Student Membership Benefits:

Full access to member meetings
Online resources
No voting rights

€10
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Which Awarding bodies are recognised and which courses qualify for membership?

  • UK Awarding Bodies such as iTEC, CIBTAC, CIDESCO, City & Guilds and VTCT will need to have their specific full qualification aligned to the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) at appropriate levels, as well as their Qualification QAN number, For Example;
    > iCT3D8 - VTCT (ITEC) Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Massage 603/4097/6
    > iSP3D32 - VTCT (ITEC) Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage 603/4501/9
  • Academic MSc, BSc’s attained in Ireland must be in related areas to Bodywork therapy, proven by Transcripts are required.

  • QQI validated courses must also be in related areas to Bodywork Therapies proven by Transcripts from the relevant college.

2. What if my course/ qualification is not listed?

Graduates from unknown training programmes (national or international) must meet the IMTA  minimum  standards and provide supporting documents sourced from the college (Modula descriptors and SLO’s). Additional documents needed from international courses may be requested. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide all relevant documentation.

3. What if the course I did was not in Ireland?

If the Qualification is obtained outside of Ireland a Comparability Statement from NARIC is needed showing where the course aligns to the Irish NFQ.

4. I am already a member of another professional association, does that automatically mean I can become a member?

Proof of membership of another professional bodies or state licence where such licences exist is also needed but does not guarantee automatic membership of the IMTA 

5. I did a correspondence course online without any Hands on experience, does this qualify me to become a member?

Qualifications gained as a result of correspondence courses will not be deemed as adequate for membership approval. 

6. Continuous Professional Development requirements.

Exempt for 2022.

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About Us 

Founded in 1990, by a small cohort across the Emerald Isle, the Irish Massage Therapists Association (IMTA) was created to form a self regulating professional body for massage and bodywork professionals in Ireland.
Please find links to our Code of Ethics and Constitution
by which our members abide.

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