👉 International Board of Massage Therapist Association statutes updated 🇨🇭

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

👉 International Board of Massage Therapist Association statutes updated
👉  Se actualizaron los estatutos de la Junta Internacional de la Asociación de Terapeutas de Masaje
👉 Aggiornamento statuti International Board of Massage Therapist Association 



Registered in the Commercial Register of the Canton of Ticino, Switzerland


Art. 1

The "International Board of Massage Therapist Association" is a non-political, non-denominational association governed by this statute and by art. 60 ff. CC.

Its duration is unlimited.

Art. 2

Its headquarters are in Lugano.


Art. 3

The Association has the purpose of promoting the development of the massage therapy profession through professional training, protecting the interests of the members, promoting and coordinating the intercultural exchange between university centers, schools, and affiliated professional associations currently participating in the initiative at an international level, providing consultancy directly or through third parties in Switzerland and abroad to therapist members and patients, encourage the organization of intercultural courses, study holidays, organization of conventions, open days, workshops, symposiums, set up a specialized online and printed magazine, organize courses for therapist members aimed at obtaining specific qualifications in the field of continuing professional training, publicizing the purpose through self-financed specialized magazines, radio and television broadcasts and social networks, opening branches and international representations at the professional structures currently ade to this intercultural initiative and undertake new public relations in other nations.

As part of the corporate purpose, the Association provides in particular to:

a) organize basic professional training courses teamed by the associated bodies e

post-graduate courses in the midst of continuing education, conferences and other meetings;

b) favor in the field of massage therapy, and manual and physical medicine

teaching with specialized courses of monitors such as adult trainers, and for trainers of adult trainers;

c) introducing young people to the profession;

d) collaborate with other associations in the canton, Switzerland and abroad.


Art. 4

The International Board of Massage Therapist Association keeps an annually updated list of all its members.


The application for admission must be submitted in writing or verbally to the president or secretary of the Association.

For minors, the application for admission must be formulated by the candidate with the

consent of your legal representative.

The admission of each member is subject to the payment of the social tax.


Resignations must be submitted in writing to the committee.

They have immediate effect but do not free you from the obligation to pay the social contribution for the current year (Article 26).


The expulsion of a member is decided by the committee, for serious reasons, by a majority of two thirds of the members present at the meeting. The decision is communicated in writing to the shareholder with the terms for appeal to the assembly.

The excluded shareholders have the right to appeal within 30 days from the notice of the provision

to the Assembly, through the president. In this case, the Assembly will decide on the occasion

of the next ordinary or extraordinary meeting following the contested provision.

In particular, serious reasons are considered:

the serious violation of statutory obligations;

acting against the resolutions of the bodies of the Association;

failure to pay the social tax.

Art. 8

The excluded shareholder is not entitled to a share of the corporate assets, nor to a pro rata reimbursement of the corporate tax.


Art. 9

The corporate bodies of the International Board of Massage Therapist Association are:

A) the assembly

B) the committee

C) the auditor


Art. 10

The general assembly is the supreme body of the Association.

It is the meeting of all members registered in the Association. All members can participate in the meeting's work.

The right to vote belongs only to active members (art. 4 para. 3). OG members can attend the general assembly as observers.

Each active member has the right to vote.


The Assembly of the Association has the following competences:

a) approves and modifies the statute;

b) elect, revoke and discharge the committee and the auditors;

c) sets the social tax;

d) decides the exclusion of a shareholder upon appeal against the committee's expulsion provision;

e) approves the budget and the final balance;

f) approves the seasonal activity programs;

g) approves extraordinary expenses;

h) decides on the dissolution of the Association;

i) takes any other decision reserved to it by law, by the statute and by regulations.

Art. 12

The assembly meets in ordinary session once a year by 31 December.

The ordinary general meeting is convened by the committee. The convocation must mention the items on the agenda and must be sent to all members at least 10 days in advance.

Extraordinary Shareholders' Meetings can be called:

whenever the committee deems it appropriate;

at the request of at least 20 active members.


The assembly is chaired by the chairman, the secretary keeps the minutes.

The assembly is validly constituted when it has been duly convened.

Corporate resolutions can be adopted without compliance with any quorum except

in the cases provided for by the statute.

Voting takes place by show of hands, unless otherwise decided by the assembly.

Resolutions are taken by simple majority of those present, except in cases where the statute or the law provide otherwise.


Art. 14

The committee is made up of 3 or more people.

The members of the committee remain in office for a period of two years. The term of office expires on the day of the first ordinary meeting, except for early resignation or removal of the office.

Committee members can be re-elected without limitation.

The committee is self-constituting. It appoints the president, a vice president, and a secretary and cashier. The other members will hold the positions that will be established from time to time by the committee.

Art. 15

The committee meets when convened by the Chairman whenever it deems it appropriate, or at the request of three members of the committee.

Art. 16

The committee has all the powers that are not the express competence of the general assembly.


The committee can validly deliberate if at least the majority of its members are present.

An absent member may grant written power of attorney to another member.

Decisions are taken by a majority of those present and, in the event of a tie, the President has a casting vote.

The committee may deliberate by circular request for written approval if none of its members requests a formal meeting. Resolutions of written circular approval must be unanimous. Decisions can be made via fax, telephone conference, video conference and e-mail.

Art. 18

The President represents the Association towards third parties and has the task of directing and coordinating the activities of the association in the spirit of the programs and objectives set by the committee and the assembly.

The Association is bound by the signature of the President and / or the Vice President with another committee member.

The Vice President replaces the President in case of impediment.

The secretary handles the administrative affairs of the Association, keeps the minutes of the assembly and committee meetings and is responsible for the association's archive.

Art. 19

The committee has the right to dispose of the Association's funds within the limits established by the budget approved by the General Assembly. Extraordinary expenses must be approved by the assembly.

Art. 20

The committee may adopt a regulation to govern the competences of each

member. In this case it will be approved by the assembly.


Art. 21

The assembly appoints an auditor every two years. It is always re-eligible.

The auditor is responsible for supervising the asset management

of the Association and the keeping of accounting books and to report annually to the assembly.


Art. 22

The association meets its commitments with only its social assets; the liability of its members is excluded.

Art. 23

The financial means consist of:

from the social taxes paid annually by the members;

from donations, donations and donations;

from the proceeds of events organized by the Association.


Art. 24

The convocations for the assemblies and committee meetings take place by letter


Art. 25

The annual exercise begins on January 1 of each year and ends on December 31 of each year.


Art. 26

The Association is dissolved by a decision of the general assembly. At this meeting must be attended by at least 1/5 of the active members. The dissolution decision is valid if it collects 2/3 of the votes present. In the absence of a quorum, a second general meeting will be called within 30 days, but not earlier than 10 days. The decision on the dissolution of the Association will be valid here with 2/3 of the votes present.

Amendments to the articles of association concerning the dissolution of the Association are possible only by adopting the rules of participation and voting provided for in Article 26, para. 1.

Art. 27

In the event of dissolution, the corporate assets will be entrusted in a fiduciary capacity to the company Ticonsul SA, Lugano.


Art. 28

For anything not covered by this statute, the provisions of the CCS are applicable by analogy.

Art. 29

This statute was adopted at the constituent assembly of 22 November 2018



Inscrita en el Registro Mercantil del Cantón de Ticino, Suiza


Artículo 1

La "Junta Internacional de la Asociación de Terapeutas de Masaje" es una asociación apolítica y aconfesional regida por este estatuto y por el art. 60 ss. CC.

Su duración es ilimitada.

Artículo 2

Su sede está en Lugano.


Artículo 3

La Asociación tiene como finalidad promover el desarrollo de la profesión de masajista a través de la formación profesional, velando por los intereses de los asociados, promoviendo y coordinando el intercambio intercultural entre los centros universitarios, escuelas y asociaciones profesionales afiliadas que actualmente participan en la iniciativa a nivel internacional. , proporcionar asesoramiento directamente o a través de terceros en Suiza y en el extranjero a terapeutas miembros y pacientes, fomentar la organización de cursos interculturales, vacaciones de estudio, organización de convenciones, jornadas de puertas abiertas, talleres, simposios, crear una revista especializada en línea e impresa, organizar cursos para miembros terapeutas destinados a la obtención de cualificaciones específicas en el ámbito de la formación profesional continuada, difundiendo la finalidad a través de revistas especializadas autofinanciadas, emisiones de radio y televisión y redes sociales, apertura de sucursales y representaciones internacionales en las estructuras profesionales actualmente ade a esta iniciativa intercultural y emprender nuevas relaciones públicas en otras naciones.

Como parte de su objeto social, la Asociación prevé en particular:

a) organizar cursos de formación profesional básica en equipo por los organismos asociados e

cursos de posgrado en medio de la educación continua, congresos y otros encuentros;

b) favor en el campo de la terapia de masaje, y la medicina manual y física

docencia con cursos especializados de monitores como formadores de adultos, y para formadores de formadores de adultos;

c) introducir a los jóvenes a la profesión;

d) colaborar con otras asociaciones en el cantón, Suiza y en el extranjero.


Artículo 4

La Junta Internacional de la Asociación de Terapeutas de Masaje mantiene una lista actualizada anualmente de todos sus miembros.


La solicitud de admisión deberá presentarse por escrito o verbalmente al presidente o secretario de la Asociación.

Para los menores, la solicitud de admisión debe ser formulada por el candidato con la

consentimiento de su representante legal.

La admisión de cada miembro está sujeta al pago del impuesto social.


Las renuncias deben presentarse por escrito al comité.

Tienen efecto inmediato pero no lo liberan de la obligación de pagar la contribución social del año en curso (artículo 26).


La expulsión de un miembro se decide por el comité, por causas graves, por una mayoría de dos tercios de los miembros presentes en la reunión. La decisión se co