Masseurs/masseuses perform massages to help their clients relax and de-stress according to their preferences. They use appropriate massages, equipment and oils and also instruct their clients on techniques to improve relaxation.

Scope notes

Excludes people performing massages for medical ailments.

Alternative label

  • trigger point massage therapist

  • clinical masseur/masseuse

  • thai massage therapist

  • swedish massage therapist

  • medical masseur

  • salon therapist

  • professional masseuse

  • professional massage therapist

  • massage therapist

  • deep tissue massage therapist

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:


Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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