The Massage Training Institute is a national examining body and a professional association specialising in holistic massage. The members are individual massage tutors and schools. While all members adhere to the MTI's core syllabus in terms of content and training length, each school or tutor can have their own style of massage teaching.
MTI is a member of the General Council for Massage Therapy (GCMT). Through membership of the GCMT, MTI is actively involved in the process of setting accreditation standards in this country — as required by the government, and in line with developments in Europe. MTI courses are also recognised by the Department for Education and Employment.