Masseur is a regulated profession by the act on recognition of professional qualifications (193/2007)(105). According to section 24a, a central register of health care professionals is managed by the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health, and masseur is directly mentioned in the law (105).
Massage is registered in the EU regulated professions database as follows: Masseur/Massage therapist/Spa therapist/Masseur-Aesthetician is a directly related regulated profession with title “Koulutettu hieroja / utbildad massör ” (Masseur (EN)) recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC(5), ID 742. General system of recognition- primary application. Qualification level: SEC - Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course , Art. 11 b (7).
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: http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/qualifications/regprof/index.cfm?fuseaction=regProf.index.
105. No. 559/1994 Act on Health Care Professionals, amended 312/2011 on 1 May 2011, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland(1994).