Our Accreditation



Balancingtouch is fully accredited and endorsed by the South African Qualifications Authority

(SAQA) to professionally facilitate all of their courses offered that are based on South

African Unit Standards and International Unit Standards. They are granted the

legal code (SAQA E. No (US-57223  -1ETD ) to train and facilitate participants

to NQF Standards.  

Balancingtouch is one of the only skills development practices available in

South Africa where therapists can expand their knowledge and gain the necessary

vocational skills to become highly successful in the field of touch therapies and the

spa industry.

Balancingtouch is a professional and reputable training institution that is an independent training provider of the highest quality Natural and Holistic treatments. All the workshops, courses and training programs hold elements of SAQA unit standards and all certificates indicate the unit standard identification number  where these elements are sourced that make it valid and relevant to build the working skills needed in the industry at large.

Internationally recognised 


                                                                                                                                                                              Balancingtouch makes use of  national and international frameworks and                                                                                                                                                                                       unit standards that are required by international bodies to practice                                                                                                                                                                                                   massage. When you  have done a course or a group of courses through us,                                                                                                                                                                                     your certificate will state the international and national codes that make up                                                                                                                                                                                 your knowledge and skills. These codes act as proof to anyone, that you have                                                                                                                                                                               been trained to the highest international standards by an institute that has                                                                                                                                                                                   been legally endorsed to train you.


                                                                                                                                                                              Balancingtouch also falls under Many of the SETA Bodies as an independent Education Provider. Our modules use the relevant South African and International Unit Standards to ensure that you as a Practitioner are operating within the boundaries of the law and the Requirements of the International industry at large. With Balancingtouch, the scope of practice and the specific outcomes all fall within Natural Healing and Holistic Medical Practice and extend beyond South African unit standards. Using international standards of practice with unit standards from other countries. Certain countries may require you to do a bridging course or assessment in health and safety with our qualifications to ensure that you are working in conjunction with in their countries Health and Safety legislation.

Students from Balancingtouch and Certified Practitioners that studied through us also do not need to become a member of the Allied Health Council. As it is not Law to be registered with them. Our Students or Certified Practitioners will not be fined, face legal action or be convicted for practising touch therapies.

Balancingtouch qualifications and certification are not governed by the Medical field and are similar to what is attainable through the Allied Health schools but are not the same. We use international Unit standards and are focused on natural and holistic health with the deeper emotional factors that influence health. The students who study through us and have been qualified through us have the legal and International title of Reflexology Practitioner or Remedial Massage Practitioner and are legally allowed to practice what they have learned. 

However, all students from Balancingtouch may not use the title of Therapeutic Reflexologist or Therapeutic Massage Therapist as these Titles belong to and can only be gained through full time studies at Allied health schools and these titles and the people who hold them are controlled and regulated by the Medical Industry.

Balancingtouch advises all therapists out there to always ensure that your certificate from your college or academy holds elements of a unit standard and has some form of accreditation or that the courses are given by an endorsed entity. Beware so called institutions that operate illegally with fabricated accreditations/practitioner organisation . 

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