Students with a Diploma in Laboratory Diagnostics can take massage courses. To do this, you do not have to be a student of "nursing"
answers the specialist of the Center for Healthy Back (St. Petersburg) Stepashin Maxim Nikolaevich
As for medical massage, I agree. At the same time, massage courses that do not involve working as a massage therapist in a medical institution are widely available.
First of all, people take them to give massage to relatives and friends. In practice, this can also become a means of earning / earning money. In the 90s and early 2000s, private traders could, at their own peril and risk, hire people with a certificate of completion of such courses, as far as it is practiced now, I do not know.
A specialist with secondary medical education and who has received a specialist certificate is accepted for the position of a massage nurse. What kind of medical education should be? Let's turn to the law. Until recently, the basic document defining and regulating the activities of a massage therapist in medical institutions was Order No. 249 of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation dated 08.19.1997. So, it reads: “.. higher medical education in nursing, or secondary medical education, a diploma in nursing, general medicine, obstetrics and a certificate in medical massage .. "
As you can see, the law does not specify the specialty “Laboratory diagnostics”, therefore the answer is “No.” As they say, they do not argue with the law.