Massage is a regulated professional qualification (listed as manual therapy).
As a legally licensed treatment, massage service is health care, and may only be provide by persons who meet the professional masseur qualification and only in institutions with health care licence for this activity.
Massage in Lithuania 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 “Masažuotojas” (Masseur (EN)) recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC (5),ID 4858.
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.
Useful link: http://www.sam.lt