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Following the closure of the APNT, we would like to assure our practitioners who registered through them that you will still be eligible for BCMA registration, and we now have a system in place for you - The BCMA Bodywork Affiliates register, you will be able to join directly at your normal renewal time if you have not received emails from us please contact the office or if you need registration urgently, please contact  Please rest assured you will not be removed from the register even if you are past your normal renewal date while we are getting everyone moved over. For further information please visit

If you are a practitioner looking for a well respected umbrella organisation with years of experience and a voice in CAM,

or a member of the public looking to find out more about complementary therapies

the BCMA can offer help and advice click on the link above which best matches your needs


The BCMA is the international umbrella organisation for the benefit of therapists and their clients.

The BCMA ...

  • validates therapies and their standards of training in accordance with its codes of ethics and discipline

  • shares ideas and resources and encourages freedom of expression.

  • supports safe and well founded regulatory parameters

  • protects the holistic values of complementary therapies.

  • is led by volunteer therapists to ensure our decisions are for YOUR benefit


The BCMA is a not for profit organisation giving help and advice for free to non-practitioners, by email, and low-cost calls. Become a friend to the BCMA to support this website and our services and receive access to your own area of the website with discounts and information. This will also give access to discounted therapists services of between 10/20% when quoting your special code.

Just want to support the BCMA to help us continue to provide this valuable service?

Click here to join as a supporter

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Become a friend of the BCMA to receive access to your own area of the website including discounts from our therapy practitioners and special offers

NEW We are really excited to be able to share the wonderful work and therapies that our members offer. We will be releasing one video a week and we hope you will find them informative and engaging. There will be a wide range of topics so please share them with friends or family and follow the videos. We have videos ranging from self-help, introducing therapies that promote your wellbeing as well as sharing information on how we are supporting in our communities. We hope you enjoy the videos and welcome feedback CLICK HERE

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The BCMA are pleased to support Sustainable Healthcare Day

BCMA members have an important role to play in addressing stress and helping to prevent chronic stress and stress-related illnesses. With greater availability and use of complementary, traditional and natural healthcare therapies, we can have a positive impact on patient health and wellbeing, reduce susceptibility to stress, and facilitate coping with stress. This would reduce the need for people to access NHS services for stress-related illnesses, thereby saving public funds and increasing capacity.

If you suffer from stress, take this opportunity to take action.


The BCMA are proud to be a founder member of

the Integrated Healthcare Collaborative. 

The Integrated Healthcare Collaborative (IHC) is a collection of leading professional associations and stakeholders within complementary, traditional and natural healthcare, working together on common areas of interest, to increase access to these therapies, promote greater integration with conventional Western medicine, and improve patient outcomes.

Find out more  

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General Data Protection Regulations


With effect from the 25 May 2018 the new General Data Protection Regulations come into force.

BCMA is the data controller for the personal information you provide to the Association.

The Association's data protection officer can be contacted at


Information provided to the Association will initially be used to administer your membership entitlement and benefits.

Personal data held within the Association to enable you to access services as part of your BCMA Membership. BCMA will not share your data with any other third parties unless required or permitted to do so by law.

For further information about how BCMA uses your personal data, including your rights as a data subject, please see our privacy notice HERE

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