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CThA UK Full membership is only £60 per year

Direct Debit – this is available to all UK members either quarterly or annually Fee - £58

If you have qualified in the last 12 months please use your promotional code NEWQUAL to obtain your £20 discount on your membership.

As a member of CThA you also have access to discounted insurance which can be purchased in addition to your membership.


Ireland membership

Full Membership is €88

If you have qualified in the last 12 months please use your promotional code NEWQUAL to obtain your €20 discount on your membership.


Embody - a quarterly industry magazine for CThA Members

Full colour professional magazine containing news & reports on new treatments, CThA membership news, CPD information, course availability, regional news and research reports.

  • Features on new and exciting therapies
  • Articles on business and marketing
  • Industry news
  • Regulation updates
  • The latest form the CThA Local Groups
  • Offers and competitions

Local Support & Events

As a member of the CThA you are invited to join your local group. These are small groups set up throughout the UK, they provide members with an opportunity to attend seminars, CPD courses, meet other complementary therapists and are great networking opportunities.

Get more from your CThA Membership
  • Run by members for members, offering:
  • Chance to meet other therapists in your area
  • Training opportunities to help towards your continued professional development
  • Fun social activities
  • Informative presentations
  • Updated industry news

Save over £100 on your Special Treatment Licences with CThA membership

If you are performing treatments within all the London Boroughs and most other parts of the country you are required to have a Special Treatment License.

In recognition of the quality of CThA Members, we have been able to negotiate an exemption from this license for most Councils. This exemption could save you over £100 per year. The yearly CThA membership fee is only £60.

There are a number of treatments that are classified as special treatments but the main ones are Massage, Aromatherapy and Reflexology. You will need to have a licence to perform these treatments in all London Boroughs and in many council run areas in the UK unless you are a CThA Member.

Typical license fees are:
  • Kensington and Chelsea - annual fee £844.
  • Westminster City - annual fee £1,209.
  • Borough Of Lambeth - annual fee £440.
  • Islington - annual fee £341.
  • Borough of Croydon - annual fee £365.

CThA has put together a directory of education and training providers and the CThA approved courses they offer exclusively for our members.

A listing on embodyforyou.com the public directory of therapists

As a member of CThA you will receive a page on the embody web site www.embodyforyou.com. This web site attracts over 100,000 visitors per month specifically looking for therapists in their area. Your listing and web page allows you to promote yourself, your skills and the therapies you offer, directly gaining clients. Details of how to set up your web page will be included in your welcome pack.

Benefits of the embodyforyou.com listing:
  • Promotion of YOUR services
  • Over 40,000 visitors per week
  • Simple to use search function
  • Members update and maintain their own listing
  • Leading brand in sector
  • National promotional opportunities

Access to a range of discounted insurance offers from Holistic Insurance Services

Accidents can happen to even the most skilled and experienced therapists, and if it happens to you the claim for damages can run into many thousands of pounds, it is therefore essential that you are properly covered with professional indemnity insurance.

You need to protect yourself with the right insurance and we can help with a discount on the standard market rates.

In recognition of the quality of CThA Members, we have been able to negotiate a discount from Holistic Insurance Serives (HIS) on professional indemnity insurance. Once you have joined the CThA you can gain access to the discounted insurance rates from Holistic Insurance Services.

£49.00 for Professional Insurance from HIS, available only to Full UK CThA Members
  • Limit of indemnity £5,000,000 malpractice public & professional liability for any one claim.
  • Inclusive of legal defence costs
  • Nil Excess
Privilege Card for CThA Members

The Privilege Card is part of the exclusive benefits programme, it entitles all CThA members to great offers and savings with carefully selected industry suppliers.

Discount from Industry Suppliers

Professional Recognition

Industry specific professional recognition, achieved through membership of the CThA, is vital in demonstrating your professionalism to your current clients, and is vital in attracting new customers.

To help you to promote yourself as a professional all Full Members of the CThA receive a membership certificate, badge as well as access to the CThA logos for use on your printed marketing and website.

Demonstrate your professionalism with:
  • CThA Certificate
  • CThA Lapel Badge
  • Use of the CThA logos on your marketing

As a specialist hub for Complementary Therapists, CThA accepts all types of complementary therapies for membership and for those who simply have a strong personal interest in complementary health, lifestyle and fitness, our membership door is open.

Complementary Therapies Accepted For Membership:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurveda
  • Cancer care
  • Counselling
  • Colour Therapies
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Crystal Healing
  • Fitness – all types
  • Health Care Practitioners
  • Kinesiology
  • Massage – all types
  • NLP
  • Nutrition
  • Palliative Care
  • Pilates
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Spa
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Sports Massage – all types
  • Thermo–Auricular Therapy
  • Yoga

If your particular therapy is not listed, please check with the CTHA office on 0207 518 0323. Our doors are open.

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I'd like to ask a question about a complementary therapy

If you are not a member but have a specific question about a therapy, our members will try to answer your question via our forum. Please note that the question will be posted and open for all users of this site to see.

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I'm interested in training to become a complementary therapist

If you are interested in becoming a complementary therapist you can train at any number of both Private and Further Education colleges in the UK and Ireland. To find an accredited college in your area that suits your needs

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I'd like to try a complementary therapy

You can easily find a therapist in your area that is doing the type of therapy you would like to try; simply click below. All of these these therapists have an accredited qualification and insurance.

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