Masseur is a regulated health profession in Iceland since 1987. Masseur 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 “Sjúkranuddari” (Massage therapist (EN)) recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC (5), ID 3624. General system of recognition- primary application.
National legislation: Act no. 24/1985 on the professional titles and professional rights of health professions and regulation no. 204/1987 on the education, rights and duties of massage therapists. Qualification level: DSE - Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C, D), Art. 11 c (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.