FAQS - MTI


I've lost my qualification certificate 

Send a cheque for £30 made payable to MTI together with your Unique Identification (UI) number and postal address - to PO Box 368, Hitchin, SG5 9DT. Queries to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please be aware that we thoroughly check all available records to ensure the certificate is in the right name, at the right level and going to someone who properly qualified with MTI.

I've lost my membership certificate

Email your Unique Identification to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I've changed my surname and want to change the name on my certificate

Send a cheque for £30 made payable to MTI together with your Unique Identification (UI) number and postal address - to PO Box 368, Hitchin, SG5 9DT. Queries to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I already have an anatomy & physiology qualification. Can I be exempted from that part of the course?

We cannot exempt you from the anatomy & physiology part of the course as it is taught in a way that relates it specifically to massage.

What are MTI's first aid requirements?

Courses should be for a minimum of 5 hour and include: Identifying the emergency condition; Emergency procedures and immediate action response; Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation; First Aid management of burns, head injuries, strokes, heart attacks, fainting, choking, shock and haemorrhage. Suggested providers:

    Holos Healthcare & Training Ltd - www.holoshealthcare.co.uk
    British Red Cross - www.redcrossfirstaidtraining.co.uk
    St John Ambulance - www.sja.org.uk
    Writtle College - www.writtletraininggroup.co.uk

I would like to join the MTI practitioner association but don't have an MTI qualification 

If you meet the high MTI standards we welcome non-MTI trained practitioners. If you'd like more details click here

I qualified abroad and would like information about practising massage in the UK

We regret that we are only able to answer queries from MTI-trained practitioners. If you wish to register with a practitioner association, we suggest you contact the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) to find out whether you can register with them: :http://www.cnhc.org.uk

What level is the Holistic Massage diploma course?

It is equivalent to NVQ Level 4.

What level is the Indian Head Massage certificate course?

It is equivalent to NVQ Level 3.

Can I work abroad with the MTI Holistic Massage diploma?

Every country (and in the USA, each state) has its own requirements and an MTI qualification (or qualification from any other massage training organisation) may or may not be recognised. We suggest you contact the country's Chamber of Commerce or Consulate who may be able to advise who to contact in the country concerned.

Where can I train and how much does it cost? 

We accredit schools that offer MTI training in Holistic Massage and Indian Head Massage. Each school sets its own course dates, fees, etc. so please contact the relevant school(s) direct for further details. To find your nearest school, please click on the following link: http://www.massagetraining.co.uk/schools.php.

Is there a student clinic offering reduced price treatments?

No - our students organise their own clients for their case studies.

Does MTI offer intensive Holistic Massage courses over a shorter period of time?

No, and we don't recommend students doing an intensive course. Courses should be over a minimum period of 6 months (the MTI course is a minimum of 9 months part time). We believe that students need that length of time to do their case studies, grow and learn as a practitioner, have continuous feedback from the tutor, and you wouldn't get that on an intensive course. Obtaining professional insurance after doing an intensive course may also be a problem.

How many hours does the Holistic Massage course involves?

    Practical massage tuition - 80 contact hours (of which 3 hours treatment of members of the public during clinic sessions supervised by the tutor.

    Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology tuition - 60 contact hours

    Massage theory tuition (professional issues, business practice, health & safety, ethics etc) - 25 contact hours.

    Guided Learning - 300 hours. Includes massage practice/case studies recorded in a practise diary and homework assignments.

    Total: 465 hours

I have a query about my exam result. Who do I contact? 

Our policy is that all communication from students regarding their exams should be directed via their training centre, so please speak to your tutor. If they are unable to answer your query they will contact the appropriate person within MTI.