Welcome to the website of the National Association of Massage and Manipulative Therapists. This website is for the practitioner and public alike. Whether you are a qualified practitioner, student or just someone who is interested in the Massage and Manipulative profession.

The National Association of Massage and Manipulative Therapy (NAMMT) was founded in 2005 as a voluntary run Professional Association specifically for Massage and Manipulative Therapists.

It is an elite Professional Association only open to practitioners who are qualified in massage to ITEC level 4 + or equal in their respective country. We accept worldwide members but only if they are to practice in the UK.

NAMMT prides itself on being run by professionals in the Massage and Manipulative field therefore we understand the problems that practitioners may face.

NAMMT requires members to be fully qualified in their chosen modalities that they practice. Anything other than Massage and Manipulative Therapy are outside the remit of NAMMT. Members who practice other modalities must prove to hold Professional Malpractice Insurance for the chosen modalities practiced.

If you are a new therapist applying to us for membership, your application should include, a copy of your training certificates, a completed membership form, payment and copy of your liability insurance. If the correct paperwork is not received, it will slow down the process of your application.

All members are required to complete a minimum of 20 hours Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to include 12 hours formal and 8 hours private.


To all potential members who wish to register and to all existing members who have not yet renewed their membership, you can joint NAMMT for £45 per annum and membership is free to students. Probably the cheapest Professional Association in the country. We run the Association for the members, not to charge excessive fees.

We are professional practitioners who run the Association voluntarily.

If you have any comments or questions please contact our Secretary Dianne Richardson 24 Mount Street Derby DE1 2HH. Tel; 01332 349493


The Association of Massage and Manipulative Therapists Ltd. Trading as the National Association of Massage & Manipulative Therapists is a "Not for Profit" Professional Association (NAMMT) founded by Mr. Eddie Caldwell, former principal of the Northern Institute of Massage and other professional Massage and Manipulative Therapists to represent the interests of professional therapists.


To promote the welfare and professional development of Members

NAMMT is a not for profit Association

To offer professional advice, guidance and direction on practice and regulatory matters

To gather and disseminate pertinent information from and to Members, interested individuals and bodies

To act as a networking facility for members

To offer a focus for centralising information pertaining to Massage and Manipulative Therapies

To encourage research into, and evidence-based practice of, Massage and Manipulative Therapy techniques

To promote the continuing professional education and development of skills and competencies of Members as allied health care professionals


joes_photo.JPGJOE LLOYD - NAMMT Post: Interim Chairman - Joe trained in Remedial Massage, Advanced Remedial Massage, Electrotherapy, Sports Therapy, Remedial exercise and Rehabilitation and Manipulative Therapy With the Northern Institute of Massage. He also attended The Midlands school of Massage for several seminars/modules. He is a Registered Physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council and a Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists. He was the NAMMT membership secretary from 2008 until 2012 and was awarded the Fellowship of NAMMT in September of that year. He has a Clinic in Bolton, Lancashire (The treatment Room).


DIANNE RICHARDSON - NAMMT Post: Secretary Dianne started her training in 1984 at the Northern Institute of Massage and qualified in Remedial Massage, Manipulative Therapy, Sports Therapy and Electrotherapy upto Diploma with Honours. She is a member of CNHC and registered practitioner of the Arthritic Association and Back Care (Back Pain Association) and part of the team of tutors at the Northern Institute. Dianne is also a qualified Hypnotherapist, Psycotherapist councellor and works very closely with Mind Body Therapy, registered with the General Hypnotherapy Council as a senior qualified practitioner, NAMMT, CNHC, GCMT, SQHP, BSYA., L.C.S.P (Phys). Email: diannenaturalhealthnammt@gmail.com


CHRISTINE HUNTER - NAMMT Post: Regulatory and Disciplinary Member Christine's clinic is at Blackburn. Christine is trained in Remedial Massage, Advanced Holistic Massage, Aromatherapy and Reflexology. Christine also mentors Massage Students from the local University.


PAULINE MATTHEWS - NAMMT Post: Continuing Professional Development and Research Pauline qualified as a Remedial Massage Therapist at the Northern Institute of Massage in 1988 and is a clinical examiner for NIM. She is a nurse and a teacher with a 40 year career in health care, complementary medicine and nurse education, having worked as a senior lecture at the University of Central Lancashire for many years until she retired in 2011. Presently she is working part time as a Remedial Therapist.


MICHAEL BERRY - NAMMT Post: Treasurer Previously worked in Management Accountancy, trained and qualified in Remedial Massage (Northern Institute of Massage). Clinic: Colne, Lancashire. He is also a member of GCMT.


LAURA MAINS- NAMMT Post: Support Member Laura graduated from the Medical Division of the Indiana Business College USA in 2005 with a comprehensive qualification in Therapeutic Massage which included training in Swedish, Deep Tissue Massage, Sport Massage, Pre an Post Natal and Acupressure techniques. I then worked at a Chiropractic clinic supporting Chiropractic and Physiotherapy techniques with soft tissue work. After returning to the UK she established a part time mobile remedial massage practice working with a range of people and health issues and have continued my training with Myofacsial and Advanced Myoskeletal Alignment techniques. I have also qualified as an Equine Massage therapist, but prefer working on people, they're less likely to bite!



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Sharon Chillingworth - Qualified 2008 as a Remedial Massage Therapist at the Northern Institute of Massage. Self employed at her practice in Duffield, Derbyshire, not full time due to commitments with horses, dogs and children!