List of Bodies of Health Practitioners granted exemption

(Exempt under Section 4 of the London Local Authorities Act 1991)

Under Section 4c of the 1991 Act, anyone who is registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council does not require a licence. This includes Physiotherapists and Chiropodists. In addition, Chiropractors and Osteopaths are specifically exempted under the Act.

Version 5 - Approved 16 December 2019.

Exemption list
Name Address Date Granted Exempt Treatments Telephone number Fax Email Website
Anglo Chinese Medicine Doctor Society (ACMDS) 143 Streatham High Road
London
SW16 6EG
Reviewed 1 July 2016
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
020 8643 4222 020 8643 8885 acmdsuk@​​gmail.com acmds.org
Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (ANP) Coombe Hurst
Coombe Hill Road
East Grinstead
RH19 4LZ
Reviewed 8 June 2017 Full members exempt only
  • Acupuncture
  • Holistic Massage (Naturopathy)
020 3319 9315   info@​naturopathy-anp.com naturopathy-anp.com
Association of Reflexologists (includes the International Institute of Reflexology) Victoria House
Victoria Street
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 3FA
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Student and friend members not exempt

  • Acupressure
  • Acupuncture
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurveda
  • Body Massage
  • Bowen Technique
  • Champissage
  • Chiropody
  • EFT
  • Holistic Massage
  • Hopi Ear Candles
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Metamorphic Technique
  • No Hands Massage
  • Polarity Therapy
  • Qi Gong
  • Reflexology
  • Remedial Massage
  • Rolfing
  • Shiatsu
  • Sports Massage
  • Stone Therapy
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Tui Na
01823 364952   info@​aor.org.uk
tsmith@​aor.org.uk
aor.org.uk
Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture UK Suite 12 Brentano House
Unit 5, The Exchange
Brent Cross Gardens
London
NW4 3RJ
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Full Members:

  • Acupuncture
  • Tui-Na
  • Moxibustion

Cat 1 and 3 members:

  • Acupuncture
  • Tui-Na

Cat 2 members:

  • Acupuncture only

Associate members:

  • Tui-Na only
020 8457 2560   info@​atcm.co.uk atcm.co.uk
atcmuk.org
Ayurvedic Practitioners Association (APA) 23 Green Ridge
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 5LT
Reviewed 1 July 2016
  • Ayurvedic Massage
  • Ayurvedic Medicine
01273 500492   info@​apa.uk.com  
BASRaT – British Association of Sport Rehabilitator’s and Trainers Angela Cumine
c/o St Marys University College
Strawberry Hill
Twickenham
YW1 4SX
Reviewed July 2016
  • Sports Massage
020 8240 4184   cuminea@​smuc.ac.uk
secretary@​basrat.org
 
Bowen Association UK PO Box 210 1DD
Boston
Lincs
PE21 1DD
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Only full members exempt

  • Bowen Therapy
  • Bowen Technique
01205 319 100   office@​bowen-technique.co.uk
bowenassociationuk@​​gmail.co.uk
bowen-technique.co.uk
bowenassociation.co.uk
British Acupuncture & Holistic Medicine Association 1 Bedford Mews
East Finchley
London
N2 9DF
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Only full members exempt

  • Acupuncture
  • Acupressure
  • Moxibustion
  • Auricular Acupuncture
  • Electro acupuncture
  • Reflexology
020 8883 4550   info@​bahma.org  
British Complementary Medicine Association PO Box 5122
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH8 OWG
Reviewed 1 July 2016
  • Acupuncture
  • Polarity Therapy
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Aromatherapy
01293 851760   chair@​bcma.co.uk  
British Medical Acupuncture Society 60 Great Ormond St
London
WC1N 3HR
Reviewed 8 June 2017
  • Acupuncture
020 7713 9437   bmaslondon@​aol.com  
British Reflexology Association Monks Orchard
Whitbourne
Worcester
WR6 5RB
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Ordinary members only

  • Reflexology
01886 821207   bra@​britreflex.co.uk britreflex.co.uk
British Register of Complementary Practitioners (Formally Institute of Complementary Practitioners) PO Box 122
Wellington
Somerset
TA21 1BX
Reviewed 8 June 2017
  • Acupuncture
  • Acupressure
  • Ayurvedic medicine
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bowen Technique
  • M L Drainage
  • Remedial, Sports, Holistic and Indian Head Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Shiatsu
  • Tui Na
  • Qi Gong
0300 302 0715   office@​brcp.uk  
Chinese Medical Institute & Register 101-105 Camden High Street
London
NW1 7JN
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Associate and student members not exempt

  • Acupuncture
  • Tui-Na
  • Moxibustion
020 7874 1801   info@​cmir.org.uk cmir.org.uk
Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council 46-48 East Smithfield
London
E1W 1AW
Reviewed 1 July 2016
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bowen Technique
  • Reflexology
  • Shiatsu
  • Massage therapy (including sports massage)
  • Microsystems Acupuncture
020 3668 0406   info@​cnhc.org.uk  
Complementary Health Professionals Kemp House
City Road
London
EC1V 2NX
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Full members exempt only

  • Aromatherapy
  • Sports Massage
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Remedial Massage
  • Tui-Na
  • Neuroskeletal Realignment Therapy
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Bowen Therapy
  • Shiatsu
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Hopi Ear Candle
  • Metamorphic Technique
0333 577 3340   enquiries@​complementaryhealthprofessionals.co.uk complementaryhealthprofessionals.co.uk
Complementary Medical Association Three Corners
49 Albany Road
St Leonards on Sea
East Sussex
TN38 0LJ
Reviewed 1 July 2016
  • Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurveda
  • Colour Therapy
  • Qi Gong
  • Reflexology
  • Shiatsu
  • Indian Head Massage
01424 423505   jayney@​the-cma.org.uk  
Complementary Therapists Association (CThA) 2nd Floor
Chiswick Gate
598-608 Chiswick High Road
London
W4 5RT
Reviewed 8 June 2017
  • Aromatherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Bowen Therapy
  • Reflexology
  • Shiatsu
  • Alexander Technique
  • Reiki and other healing techniques
  • Sports therapeutic & holistic massage
0845 202 2941 0844 770 898 info@​ctha.com ctha.com/
Federation of Holistic Therapists 18 Shakespeare Business Centre
Hathaway Close
Eastleigh
Hampshire
S050 9XG
Reviewed 1 July 2016
  • Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bowen Therapy
  • ML Drainage
  • Advanced MLD
  • Reflexology
  • Shiatsu
  • Sports & Remedial massage
  • Indian head massage
  • Moxibustion
  • Foot massage
  • Qi Gong
  • Tui Na
  • Auricular Acupuncture
  • Colour Therapy
  • EFT
  • Metamorphic Technique
  • Polarity Therapy
  • Stone Therapy
0870 420 2022   info@​fht.org.uk  
Federation of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners (FTCMP) PO Box 51189
London
SE13 9DE
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Exemption applies only to Members registered as Doctors

  • Acupuncture
  • Acupressure
  • Tui Na
020 8770 0018
07917715707
  ftcmpuk@​gmail.com  
Guild of Holistic Therapists 320 Burton Rd
Derby
DE23 6AF
Reviewed 1 July 2016
  • Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bowen Technique
  • Champissage (Indian Head Massage)
  • Colour Therapy
  • Infrared
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Metamorphic Technique
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Shiatsu
  • Sports Massage
  • Stone Therapy
  • Thermo–Auricular Therapy
  • Tui Na
0845 2177381   paul.archer@​beautyguild.com  
Independent Professional Therapists International (IPTI) PO Box 106
Retford
DN22 7WN
Reviewed 8 June 2017
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bowen Technique
  • Holistic, Therapeutic & Remedial Massage
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Shiatsu Sports Massage
  • Acupressure
  • Thermo Auricular Therapy
  • Metamorphic Technique
  • Polarity Therapy
  • Reflexology
  • Moxibustion
  • Rolfing
01777 703177   martyn@​iptiuk.com iptiuk.com
Institute of Osteopathy Acupuncture Group Institute of Osteopathy 3 Park Terrace
Manor Road
Luton
LU1 3HN
Reviewed July 2016
  • Acupuncture and Dry Needling in conjunction with Osteopathy
01582 488455   enquiries@​osteopathy.org  
Institute of Sports & Remedial Massage (ISRM) 28 Station Parade
Willesden Green
London
NW2 3NX
Reviewed 8 June 2017
  • Sports & Remedial Massage
  • Soft Tissue Therapy
020 8452 8855   mel@​theisrm.com theisrm.com
Institute of Trichologists 24 Longroyd Road
London
SW17 7PL
Reviewed 1 July 2016
  • Trichology
  • Head Massage
08706 070602   admin@​trichologists.org.uk  
International Federation of Aromatherapists 146 South Ealing Road
London
W5 4QJ
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Exemption applies only to full and associate members

  • Aromatherapy
  • Massage in association with Aromatherapy only
020 8567 2243 020 840 9288 office@​ifaroma.org ifaroma.org
International Federation of Reflexologists 8-9 Talbot Court
London
EC3V 0BP
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Full members exempt only

  • Reflexology
0870 879 3562 0870 879 3298 info@​intfedreflexologists.org intfedreflexologists.org
Manual Lymphatic Drainage UK Ltd The Annexe at Pound Farm
Church Lane
Rudford
Gloucester
GL2 8DT
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Associate and full members only

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
0844 800 1988   admin@​mlduk.org.uk mlduk.org.uk/
Massage Training Institute Exams Administrator
PO Box 368
Hitchin
Hertfordshire
SG5 9DT
Reviewed 8 June 2017
  • Holistic Massage
  • Sports & Remedial Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
01462 458225   mti@​massagetraining.co.uk massagetraining.co.uk
Shiatsu Society UK PO Box 4580
Rugby
Warwickshire
CV21 9EL
Reviewed 6 June 2019
  • Shiatsu
    (excludes those that have completed one-year course)
0845 130 4560   admin@​shiatsusociety.org  
Sports Massage Association 86 Nelson Road
London
SW19 IHX
Reviewed 1 July 2016
  • Sports Massage
0870 0052678   info@​thesma.org  
The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Sefton House
Adam Court, Newark Road
Peterborough
PE1 5PP
Reviewed 1 July 2016
  • Acupuncture
  • Physiotherapy
  • Acupressure
  • Moxibustion
  • Auricular Acupuncture
01733 390007   sec@​aacp.uk.com  
The Acupuncture Society 131a East End Road
London
N2 0SZ
Reviewed 8 June 2017
  • Acupuncture
  • Acupressure
  • Chinese massage
  • Tui na
  • Korean Hand massage
  • Qi Gong
  • Moxibustion
  • Auricular Acupuncture
  • Electro Acupuncture
07778 267778   acuregen@​gmail.com acupuncturesociety.org.uk
The Bowen Therapists Professional Association PO Box 2920
Stratford Upon Avon
CV37 9ZL
Reviewed 8 June 2017
  • Bowen Therapy
084456 17173   info@​bowentherapy.co.uk
ask@​bowentherapy.org.uk
 
The British Acupuncture Council 63 Jeddo Road
London
W12 9HQ
Reviewed 6 June 2019

Full and provisional members only

  • Acupuncture
  • Moxibustion
  • Acupressure
  • Tui Na
  • Auricular Acupuncture
  • Electro Acupuncture
  • Thermal (infa-red)
020 8735 1206 020 8735 0404 Teresa@​acupuncture.org.uk acupuncture.org.uk
The British Association of Accredited Ayurvedic Practitioners (BAAAP) 5 Blenheim Road
North Harrow
Middlesex
HA2 7AQ
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Student members not exempt

  • Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Ayurvedic Therapies
  • Indian head
  • Remedial massage
020 8429 0635   info@​briturpractioners.com britayurpractitioners.com
The Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine Office 3
47 St Giles Street
Norwich
NR2 1JR
 
  • Acupuncture
  • Electro acupuncture
  • Auricular acupuncture
  • Acupressure
  • Moxibustion
  • Tui-Na
  • Shiatsu
  • Sports & Remedial Massage
  • Swedish Massage (Swedish massage not to be carried out alone but part of larger treatment plan)
01603 927420   herbmed@​rchm.co.uk rchm.co.uk
ThinkTree Hub Ltd 27 Old Gloucester Street
London
WC1N 3AX
22 February 2019

Full members only

  • Acupressure
  • Acupuncture
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurveda
  • Bowen therapy
  • Holistic massage
  • Massage
  • Swedish massage (Swedish massage not to be carried out alone but part of larger treatment plan)
  • Sports massage
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Moxibustion
  • Reflexology
  • Shiatsu
(+44) 0330 229 0721   admin@​thinktreehub.com thinktreehub.com