The Scottish Massage Therapists Organisation (SMTO) was formed in 1992 and exists to provide a service to the public, the Massage Therapist and the profession. The SMTO also works with the General Council for Massage and Soft Tissue Therapies (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, comply with the SMTO Disciplinary and Complaints Policy, and meet the standards set out in the SMTO Continuing Professional Development Policy.
As a Professional Association, the SMTO provides membership to its Members and offers them the SMTO Block Scheme Insurance Policy, subject to acceptance by SMTO and Balens Ltd. The SMTO is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Balens Limited, Bridge House, Portland Road, Malvern WR14 2TA, who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.