Massage is a regulated health profession in Italy.
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 “Massaggiatore e bagnino terapeutico/ balneoterapista/ idroterapista” recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC(5), ID 3305.
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).
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.