Masseur is a regulated profession in Portugal and registered in the EU regulated professions database as follows:
Masseur/Massage therapist/Spa therapist/Masseur-Aesthetician is a directly related regulated profession with title “Massagista de Estética” (Masseur-aesthetician (EN) recognized under Directive 2005/26/EC (5), ID 4621.
General system of recognition – primary application. National legislation: Portaria n° 799/90 de 6 Setembro; regulamento n° 22/70 de 30 Novembro. Qualification level : SEC – Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course. Art. 11b (7). Useful link: http://www.iefp.pt .
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.