The Scottish Massage Therapists Organisation (SMTO) exists to provide a service to the public, the Massage Therapist and the profession. The SMTO also works with the General Council for Massage Therapy (GCMT) in developing and maintaining standards, and has been approved by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) as a verifying organisation.
Our key function is to enhance public protection by ensuring that SMTO Members maintain these standards and demonstrate that they meet, as a minimum, the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Massage Therapy. All SMTO Members must adhere to the SMTO Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics and meet the SMTO's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) standards.
The SMTO was formed in 1992 and since then has grown from strength to strength, and now covers the whole of Scotland, parts of England and Wales and beyond.
The Scottish Massage Therapists Organisation provides membership and insurance (if required) to its members and is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Balens Limited, 2 Nimrod House, Sandy's Road, Malvern, Worcs WR14 1JJ, who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.