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Massage in Belgium

Masseur is regulated according to national regulation “Royal decree of the 21st December 2006 about the professional competence for the independent practice of bodily care, of the optician, the dental technician and the undertaker”(47).

Massage is registered in the EU regulated professions database as follows: Massage, reconditioning and regeneration services (EN) is a directly related regulated profession with title “Masseur-Masseus” recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC (5), ID 7773.

General system of recognition: recognition of professional experience “Crafts”.ex- Directive 1999/42. National legislation: ‘Arrêté royal du 21 désembre 2006 relatif à la competence professionnelle pour l'exercice des activités indépendantes relatives aux soins corporels, d'opticien, de technicien dentaire et d'entrepreneur de pompes funèbres’. 21 DECEMBER 2006. - Koninklijk besluit betreffende de beroepsbekwaamheid voor de uitoefening van zelfstandige activiteiten op het gebied van lichaamsverzorging, van opticien, dentaaltechnicus en begrafenisondernemer (7).

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5. DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications (Text with EEA relevance) (OJ L 255, 30.9.2005, p. 22) Amended up to March 2011, (2005).

7. The European Commission. Regulated professions database. Brussels: EUROPA; 2011 [cited 2012 February 10, ]; Available from:

47. Fossion JP. Email: Some questions about Belgium. 2010.

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