Sports massage is added to FHT’s independently accredited register for complementary healthcare therapists

The FHT is pleased to announce that sports massage has been added to its Accredited Register, which is independently approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, a body accountable to Parliament.

Sports massage is added to FHT’s independently accredited register for complementary healthcare therapists

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FHT members who hold a qualification in sports massage, accepted by the FHT for membership and insurance purposes, will now be automatically listed on the FHT Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register, under sports massage.

Furthermore, the FHT’s Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register is the only Accredited Register to list sports massage as a standalone modality.

Practitioners listed on the FHT’s Accredited Register are part of a government-backed scheme to protect the public, which helps potential clients, employers and health and care commissioners to choose a therapist with confidence.

Jennifer WayteFHT’s President, Jennifer Wayte, says: ‘While body massage and sports therapy already appear on the FHT’s Accredited Register, we’re delighted to now add sports massage to the list. Not only will this offer more choice to those looking for practitioners on an Accredited Register, we hope it will also bring therapists offering this modality further recognition for their role in health and care.

‘Sports massage has many health and well-being benefits to offer, and not just to those taking part in sporting activities’, Jennifer adds. ‘For instance, many people experience minor aches and pains as a result of their work or hobbies – from painting and decorating, to gardening and fishing. Sports massage, alongside conventional medical care, can be an excellent way to help people address these day-to-day challenges. It can also be an effective form of preventative health care.’

For more information about the FHT’s Accredited Register, visit

3 thoughts on “Sports massage is added to FHT’s independently accredited register for complementary healthcare therapists

  1. With regards to the news that Sports Massage’s been added to your list of approved therapies I would like to clarify something please.
    I am an FE lecturer at Fife College in Scotland currently delivering a range of beauty and complementary qualifications (VTCT, City & guilds and SQA).
    I actively promote FHT membership(and was a long standing member myself until I had to give up my private practice due to ill health), especially to our graduates of the Diploma in Complementary Therapies.
    Students requested some advanced massage CPD training and so, this year I developed and delivered an evening class – Sports Massage Techniques(SQA Unit no DP8D35) at SCQF level 8(English level 4 closest approximation).
    As this is a nationally recognised unit, I’m assuming it will also be recognised by the FHT to enable our students to have Sports Massage added to their list of qualifications on your register however I just need clarification before passing on the news to the first class of recent graduates
    Lorna Holmes


  2. FHT Members News – July issue – Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)

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