The National Massage Championship
Prizes: As a winner of The National Massage Championship you'll receive a certificate and trophy, accompanied by a wealth of exclusive gifts from leading brands and the recognition from your industry peers. As a competitor you will receive a certificate of participation and goody bag from leading industry brands worth £75
"Definitely participate in The National Massage Championship - it made a very positive impact in my career opening up fantastic opportunities for me and meeting fantastic people.
I went on to enter The National Massage Championship in the chair massage category ending up winning over all. If you are thinking about entering the NMC then I wholeheartedly recommend it.
“Because everything is possible when your heart drives your intention“
Mário De Sousa, The National Massage Championship 2018 Overall Winner
"In May 2018, somehow, I have done this crazy thing and got myself signed up for the World Massage Championship which was held in Copenhagen. I was overwhelmed with the response and support from my clients and friends after my announcement.
Was I ready for a Championship? Probably not...but I took that risk...because, no matter what the outcome was going to be, nothing would have been a failure but a great learning experience. I met so many like minded, highly skilled Therapists on the day and I found watching them perform and listening to their drive and determination really inspiring.
A few months after the Worldwide Massage Championship, the UK have decided to hold a National Massage Championship and as you may have guessed already, I have signed up for it. Although I had some experience with championships already, I was somewhat nervous as I knew that the UK are a lot stricter, but it just meant I had to adapt a little to fit their criteria. If there is something that I did different this time, it was to change my mindset. This time I went in with an open mind and didn’t focus as much on the win. I just had fun, made new friends and once again, learnt new skills.
My dedication to massage has paid off and I came 1st in both categories I entered for: Freestyle and Wellness/Spa Categories. Entering the UK National Championship has opened some exciting doors, that you might not otherwise get, moving forward into my career, such as being on the judging panel at the European Massage Championship in Italy, being invited to teach workshops in America and last but not least, being approached by one of the biggest massage colleges in the UK to teach for them. Exciting!!!!!!
I am here, championing every person who wants to participate in such events. We all share the same passion and sharing knowledge with one another is such a valuable way to learn. Always have confidence and courage… take that risk. Never let someone make you believe you aren’t capable of doing something. If you don’t believe in yourself or your idea, no one else will.
As we all know, social media has the ability to make lives look all rosy and easy but the reality of hard work and achieving your goals is so far from that. In my experience nothing good, or worth having for that matter comes easy. You have to be willing to put in the hard work and you also have to be ready for and expect the mistakes, no matter how big or small – unfortunately it’s the best way to learn. You either win or learn, there is no failure.
Good luck and see you there!"
Monica Paslaru, The National Massage Championship 2018 Finalist
"1 Month after I became a qualified Massage Therapist, I've decided to compete in the first UK national Massage Championship, my aim was just to meet other experienced therapists and learn new techniques, the outcome was stunning, I came in 2nd place in the Spa Wellness category, 3rd place in the Advanced Massage category and had the chance to compete in the Finale. The experience had an amazing impact on my confidence which helped with my career, it gave me the opportunity to meet the top employers in the field, meeting the judges who are the best therapists, also helped me to get to know amazing therapists, share experience and learn from one another. My advice for all the therapists out there to go for it, if you think you're not good enough or if you are a newly qualified therapist, I assure you that you'll win in many different ways."
Tamer Morsy, The National Massage Championship 2018 2nd and 3rd place winner
"I participated in the National Massage Championships at London's Olympia in 2018.
I've been a Sports Massage Therapist for 9 years, working with professional athletes and sports teams. I have assisted them to reach optimal performance throughout competitions, championships and world cups. I could never have imagined however that there would one day be a competition for massage therapists too!
When I heard about it I decided to take the chance to test myself against UK's best, not only for myself but for the experience I could use to benefit my patients.
The competition was very well organised, there was a supportive team who were happy to answer my questions and calm my nerves at the time I needed it the most. On the day of the competion I was very nervous up until I arrived. Then I met the judges and organisers, they put me and other Massage therapists at ease straight away. It was a fantastic opportunity to show the skills and exchange knowledge and experience with other professionals while also working on improving techniques by making notes on the day about what could be improved in my own technique. I made professional connections with the other competitors and we keep in touch and plan to participate again.
Thank you for the fantastic opportunity for the therapists and for the industry."
Alexandra Fraser, The National Massage Championship 2018 Competitor
Introducing the competition categories...
- £149 for two competitions
- You must be a qualified therapist to participate in this category. This includes any advance massage techniques such as deep tissue, remedial/sports techniques, MFR, NMT, mobilisation or any other advanced massage technique including Swedish Massage technique.
- £149 for two competitions
- You must be a qualified therapist to participate in this category. Classical Swedish, Beauty and Spa style massage techniques. No advanced massage techniques allowed or other equipment (see Advance Massage category).
- £149 for two competitions
- You must be a qualified therapist to participate in this category. Includes Traditional Thai, Tai-Na, Lomi Lomi, Ayuvedic Massage and others.
- £149 for two competitions
- You must be a qualified therapist to participate in this category. This category is for the bodyworker who has a creative mind and has innovative techniques, either traditional or new. You can mix any western/eastern technique or other modalities and equipment/tools are allowed.
- £109 for two competitions
- You must be a qualified therapist to participate in this category. This massage should be implemented on an industry standard professional massage chair and the model must be fully clothed. You can be creative in the technique in this category. Please supply your own chair. No chair? Please request a chair when registering.
- £149 for two competitions
- You must be qualified therapist, this category includes Classic/Swedish Massage and Deep Tissue Techniques. No tools allowed (see Advanced massage category)
PLEASE NOTE: Once you have completed registration and payment for The National Massage Championship 2019, your entry is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Saturday 28th September 2019
7.45am: Registration open
9.00am – 10.00am: SPA/Wellness Category Round 1 and Freestyle Category Round 1
10.30am – 11.30am: SPA/Wellness Category Round 2 and Freestyle Category Round 2
12.00pm – 1.00pm: SPA/Wellness Category Round 3 and Freestyle Category Round 3
1.00pm - 2.00pm: Lunch break
2.10pm - 2.25pm: Awards for SPA/Wellness and Freestyle Categories
2.30pm -3.30pm Eastern Category Round 1
4pm – 5pm – Eastern Category Round 2
2.30pm – 3.10pm – Chair Category Round 1
4.00pm-5.00pm: Chair Category Round 2
5.15pm – 5.30pm – Awards for Eastern and Chair Category
Sunday 29th September 2019
11.00am – 12.00noon: Advanced Category Round 1
11.00am – 12.00noon: Swedish Massage Round 1
12.30pm – 1.30pm: Advanced Category Round 2
12.30pm – 1.30pm: Swedish Massage Round 2
2.00pm – 3.00pm: Advanced Massage Round 3
3.30pm: Awards Ceremony for Advanced and Swedish Categories
Introducing our judging panel for 2019...
We’re very excited to announce that Susan Findlay will be Head Judge at The National Massage Championship 2019! Susan’s first love is dance, sport, anything to do with the joy of movement. She trained as a nurse in Canada but soon left the profession when she came to the UK…Read More
We’re very excited to welcome Kush Kumar to the judging panel for The National Massage Championship 2019! Kush Kumar’s career background has been diverse in nature, reflecting versatility, spanning Education/Training, Retail, Health and Wellbeing Therapies and Catering sectors, combined with experience of business ownership, author and leadership and management. He…Read More
Beata Aleksandrowicz is an international expert on massage and the creator of the Pure Massage Spa Training Method® which provides spas worldwide with advanced training in a modern concept of massage. She is a powerful advocate on educating people about the importance of touch, massage and spiritual growth. The ‘go-to’ massage…Read More
Goody bag gifts for 2019...
The winners of The National Massage Championship are...
Sponsored by FHT
FHT is the UK and Ireland’s leading professional association for therapists, and has been promoting high standards in education and therapy practice for more than 50 years. We also run the largest Accredited Register for complementary therapists, independently approved by the Professional Standards Authority – a body accountable to parliament.Visit the website
Sponsored by Massage Warehouse
Run by therapists for therapists, everyone who works at Massage Warehouse, is or has been a therapist. As treatment table specialists, they only stock products they use themselves and have been helping and advising fellow therapists for 15 years. With over 25 different treatment tables available Massage Warehouse have the biggest selection of massage tables and supplies in the UK. Visit their website or call the friendly staff on 01443 806590.Visit the website
Sponsored by CityLux
CityLux is multi Award-Winning Luxury Mobile SPA Massage company in London. Delivering Massage and Wellness Treatments to Your Home/Hotel room/Office/event in 1hr from 9am till late, allowing clients to experience the benefits of massage and SPA treatments at times and places that suit them. We work with top 1% Massage Therapists who are Qualified, Insured, Screened and Trained to CityLux 5* standards, most with international massage experience treating celebrities, athletes and foreign royal family members. With over 6x awards in massage and wellness industry (including Bronze medal at the World Massage Championship wellness massage).Visit the website
If you're interested in the opportunities surrounding The National Massage Championship at Olympia Beauty 2019, including judges and sponsorships please email Laura Tarling at Laura.firstname.lastname@example.org