Who are the IRMT?

International Register of Massage Therapists (IRMT)

We are an internationally based Register of Massage Therapists* founded in 1978 by Chairman, David Reade FFPhys, who, having previously trained with an Osteopath and other Physical Therapists, started up one of the first full time Physical Therapy Colleges in the United Kingdom

*Since it’s conception, a wide range of other Complementary Therapies has been added to our Syllabus and these include:


  • Swedish Massage
  • Clinical Reflexology
  • Sports & Remedial Massage
  • Aromatherapy



  • Anatomy & Physiology – Distance Learning
  • Remedial Back Massage
  • Hand & Face Reflexology
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • On Site Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Ear Candling
  • Reiki
  • Facial Massage



We offer Accredited Therapy Training Courses for anyone serious about a career in the Complementary or Physical Therapy professions. Our Diplomas and Certificates are widely accepted throughout the UK and abroad for the purposes of licensing, employment and professional indemnity Insurance

These high quality Training Courses are delivered by professionally qualified Tutors….. most of whom have previously trained with the IRMT and gone on to complete our Tutor Training Course for Therapists

Our Courses focus on the hands-on application of the Practical Skills required to provide professional treatments to the general public through extensive practical tuition, combined with both internal and external Case Studies

 Combined with the Practical Skills, the mandatory Theoretical knowledge is taught In House as well as by Home Theory studies.  

Ongoing Theory Assessments are completed throughout each course to confirm each student’s knowledge retention, with Mock Exams held at the end of training to familiarise students with the Exam Paper layout format. This also indicates their readiness to be put forward for the IRMTEB formal Examinations    
Our students graduate with the confidence and ability to work knowledgeably and safely in professional Clinics and Salons, having been assessed for competency by our external IRMTEB Examiners
Once qualified, our students are able to apply for membership of the IRMT, being entitled to add the letters MIRMT after their name


What is the IRMTEB?

This is our Examination Board, which was founded and approved in 1979 by the London Borough as an Independent Examining Body

Our External Examiners have been trained in their field of expertise within the IRMT and carry out both Practical and Theory Examinations then forward them to the IRMTEB for marking and provision of Diplomas and Certificates

Bulletins are sent out regularly to our membership to them to keep in touch with the world of therapies, with other students and with changes in legislation in the UK.


Enquiries should be made by email to: irmteb@gmail.com




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