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 are currently working to put a system in place for you. As soon as we have the Bodywork Affiliates Register set up you will be able to join directly at your normal renewal time. If you need registration urgently, please contact  

We will be contacting you all via email soon to explain the details. Please rest assured you will not be removed from the register even if you are past your normal renewal date while we are setting everything up. 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?

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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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British Complementary Medicine Association

is sharing a COVID-19 update.

Published 5/1/21


IMPORTANT - Can you work while the current lockdown is in effect?

Our advice remains the same as previously stated - check with your Local Health Authority and your insurer even when you think you qualify to continue working under the rules!

If you do get told you can work make sure you get everything in writing to protect yourself from possible prosecution.


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