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Massage in Luxembourg

Masseur and masseur-kinésithérapeute are recognized as regulated health personnel in

The practice of these professions is subject to a prior authorization to practiseby the Minister of Health (201). Masseur-kinésithérapeute and masseur is regulated since 1969 within certain paramedic professions (202)(see physiotherapy).

“Spa-therapists” or “Masseur-Aestheticians” are not regulated health care professions in Luxembourg. However, since every kind of massage falls under the sphere of competence of the masseur or masseur-kinésithérapeute, even spa- or wellness massages can only be carried out by authorized masseurs (200).

Massage is registered in the European regulated professions database as follows:
Masseur/Massage therapist/Spa therapist/Masseur-Aesthetician is a directly related regulated profession with title “Masseur (infimier)” recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC, ID 2114. 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).


7. The European Commission. Regulated professions database. Brussels: EUROPA; 2011 [cited 2012 February 10, ]; Available from:

200. HEMMER-NIES Léa; Inspecteur principal 1er en rang; Service des Professions de Santé: Chef de service. Email: CAM in Luxembourg. 2012.

201. Règlement grand-ducal. Règlement grand-ducal du 21 janvier 1998 portant sur l’exercice de la profession de masseur; Publication: Au Mémorial A n° 10 du 18.02.1998. Legilux 1998 [cited 2012 March 7]; Available from:

202. Règlement grand-ducal. Règlement grand-ducal du 24 septembre 1969 portant exécution des articles 1er et 5 de la loi du 18 novembre 1967 portant réglementation de certaines professions paramédicales, en ce qui concerne la profession de masseur-kinésithérapeute; Au Mémorial A n° 52 du 08.10.1969. Legilux 1969 [cited 2012 March 7]; Available from:

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