In 2011 massage was regulated in detail and training courses are offered by most medical universities and schools.
Massage therapies may be provided by practitioners (non-medical doctors) (50). Massage is a registered profession in the EU regulated professions database as follows:
Masseur/Massage therapist/Spa therapist/Masseur-Aesthetician is a directly related regulated profession with title “gyógymasszőr” (Massage therapist (EN)) recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC (5), ID 16907. General system of recognition - primary application. Qualification level: DSE - Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C, D), Art. 11 c (7). Useful link: http://www.professionalrecognition.gov.hu.
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.
50. ECCH. The Legal Situation for the Practice of Homeopathy in Europe; An ECCH report; Oct 2010; Revised Edition 2011,. Brussels: European Central Council of Homeopaths 2010.