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The National Massage Championship

The National Massage Championship would like to welcome massage therapists and bodyworkers from all over the United Kingdom to participate in the first ever National Massage Championship. This is an opportunity for novice and qualified therapists to showcase their technique and bodywork skills in five different categories. This unique event is supported by the IMA - The International Massage Association and other leading CAM organisations worldwide. This event will bring together judges who are industry experts from recognised massage schools, inspirational tutors and leading figures in the CAM industry from the United Kingdom and worldwide. This event is run by therapists for therapists and judged by International Judges with extensive professional massage therapy experience.

Prizes: As a winner of 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. You will receive free entry at The World Massage Championship 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark. As a competitor you will receive a certificate of participation and goody bag from leading industry brands worth £75

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leg massage, squeezing techniques
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"Beautiful asian woman enjoy receiving face and head massage at spa center, view from high angleModel:"

Introducing the competition categories...

Student Category

£25 for one competition
  • This category is for the student therapist who wants to represent their college or training provider at a national level. Techniques include Classic Swedish/Spa Wellness massage or advanced.

SPA Wellness Massage

£99 for one competition
  • £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 (see Advance Massage category).

Advance Massage

£99 for one competition
  • £149 for two competitions
  • You must be a qualified therapist to participate in this category. This includes any advance massage techniques such deep tissue, remedial/sports techniques, MFR, NMT, mobilisation or any other advanced massage technique.

Eastern Massage

£99 for one competition
  • £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.

Chair Massage

£99 for one competition
  • £149 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. Please supply your own chair. No chair? Please request a chair when registering.

Free Style Massage

£99 for one competition
  • £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.

PLEASE NOTE: Once you have completed registration and payment for The National Massage Championship 2018, your entry is non-refundable and non-transferable.

  • Competition Program

    Sunday 30 September 2018

    9.00 am Check-in and category placement

    9.45 am Welcome and presentation. Preparation for the 1st round

    10.00 am - 11.00 am SPA Wellness Massage round

    Pause/Preparation for the 2nd round

    11.30 am - 12.30 pm Freestyle round

    Pause/Preparation for 3rd round

    2.00 pm - 3.00 pm Eastern Massage round

    Pause/Preparation for 4th round

    3.30 pm - 4.30 pm Chair Massage round

  • Competition Program

    Monday 1 October 2018

    9.00 am Check-in and category placement

    9.45 am Welcome and presentation. Preparation for the 1st round

    10.00 am - 11.00 am Advance Massage round

    Pause/Preparation for the 2nd round

    11.30 am - 12.30 pm Students round

    2 pm Final at the Wellness Live Stage on the Show Floor

    3.30 pm  Judges evaluation and Awards Ceremony

    *Timings all subject to change

Our judges for The National Massage Championship 2018

Megan

Meghan Mari

Meghan Mari  LMT, BA, MA Meghan is the dynamic Co-Director and Founder of Jing Advanced Massage Training, a company providing degree level, hands-on and online training for all who are passionate about massage. Meghan has had successful private massage practices focusing on sports and injury prevention in San Francisco and New York and is the former…

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Sunita Passi

Sunita Passi is the founder of Ayurvedic training and product house Tri-Dosha. Sunita established the Academy in 2005 after experiencing the positive benefits of the health system’s tools whilst living and working in India. She also facilitates bespoke cleansing and rejuvenation retreats at her studio in Nottingham. Training: www.tri-dosha.co.uk To work with Sunita: www.sunitapassi.com

Ruth Duncan 2

Ruth Duncan

Ruth Duncan: Dip Sports Therapy, Dip Sports and Remedial Massage, Dip Clinical Hypnotherapist, senior lecturer for Myofascial Release UK and Myofascial Release Specialist Ruth was the winner of the Camexpo Outstanding Achievement Award for the Industry in 2014 and is the author of ‘A Hands On Guide to Myofascial Release’ published by Human Kinetics the…

In association with and supported by...

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.

If you're interested in the opportunities surrounding The National Massage Championship at Olympia Beauty 2018, including judges and sponsorships please email Laura Tarling at Laura.tarling@olympiabeauty.co.uk