What are the recent developments on Massage Therapy Program?

The CEMT, in coordination with the stakeholders, is currently busy on the following with the ultimate goal of professionalizing the massage therapy practice

           a. Administrative Order No. 2010-0034 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations Governing Massage Clinics and Sauna Establishments amending Chapter XIII of PD 856

           b. Memorandum dated 6 August 2010 to CHDs from HHRDB re: Updated on the CEMT Program

           c. CEMT Resolution No. 2010-001 “Directing the Adoption of the Code of Ethics for Massage Therapy Profession in the Philippines”

          d. Department Personnel Order No. 2011-0445 “Composition of DOH Continuing Massage Therapy Education Council (CMTEC) for the Year 2011-2014”

          e. Department Circular No. 2009-0018 “Reiteration on the strict implementation of CEMT resolutions regarding Massage Therapy Program”

          f. CEMT Resolution No. 2009-001 “Creation of a Committee for Continuing Massage Therapy Education Council (CMTEC)”

          g. Administrative Order No. 2008-0031 re: “Policies and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Training Institutions, Training Programs and Training Providers for Massage Therapists in the Philippines”

          h. CEMT Resolution No. 2008-002 “Accredited Training Institutions and Training Providers for Massage Therapists for Year 2009-2012”

          i. Department Memorandum No. 2008-0009 “Designation of Human Resource Development Units (HRDUs) of Centers for Health Development (CHDs) as Coordinators for CEUE and CEMT”

          j. CEMT Resolution No. 2007-001 “Moratorium on the Renewal of License of Massage Therapists for the Past Five (5) Years and Over”

         k. Developed/Formulated the following:

                  -         Competency Standards for Massage Therapists

                  -         Training Regulations

                  -         Curriculum for the Licensure Examination

                  -         Manual for the Licensure Examination

                  -         DOH Licensure Performance Protocols

  •         Conducted the following:

               -         Training of Trainers for Examiners and Assessors – July 12-14, 2010

               -         Training on Test Construction for Accredited Training Providers – July 15-16, 2010

               -         Conducting a Research on the Standardization of Professional Competencies and Licensure Examination for Embalmers and Massage Therapists” – 2010-2011, University of the Philippines Manila National Teacher Training Center for Health Professions (UPMNTTCHP).