The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

CNHC is the UK voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners that was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists.

CNHC's register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. This means CNHC has met the Professional Standards Association’s demanding standards.

All CNHC registered practitioners are entitled to use CNHC’s quality mark which demonstrates a commitment to professionalism and high standards. The public and those who commission the services of complementary healthcare practitioners can choose with confidence, by looking for the CNHC quality mark. General Medical Council (GMC) guidance confirms that doctors are able to refer patients to practitioners on Accredited Registers.

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CNHC Registration

CNHC has agreed that the Massage Training Institute may verify applications for CNHC registration and we encourage members to register in order to gain the CNHC quality mark. MTI Members wishing to register should complete this form and return it to MTI to process. 

To find out more about the CNHC email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 020 3668 0406, or visit www.cnhc.org.uk  

CNHC's Definition of Massage 

In January 2016 the CNHC released this definition of massage