CATEGORIES

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ALL CATEGORIES OPEN TO UK AND INTERNATIONAL THERAPISTS

International Entries will be awarded separately under the International Division and cannot take part in the Grand Finale on Monday.

ADVANCED / CLINICAL MASSAGE

1-hour massage.

CLINICAL Massage - Subcategory

(if 5+ entries, will be awarded separately) 1-hour massage. This category includes advanced massage techniques such as deep tissue, remedial/sports techniques, MFR, NMT, trigger points, mobilization, or any other advanced massage technique, including Swedish Massage technique. Suited for sports and clinical therapists - physios, osteos, chiros who incorporate massage treatments. Medical/Clinical subcategory Tools allowed - suited for physios, osteos, Chiros who incorporate massage treatments and use a more medical/clinical skillset. (Tools such as cupping (dry/fire cupping not wet cupping), dry needling, massage guns, moxibustion) Organizers will allocate you into the rounds at 8 am Round 1: 09:00 am - 10:00 am Round 2: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

FREESTYLE MASSAGE

1-hour massage. Western or Eastern inspired. This category includes a rich mix of massage and bodywork skills inspired by western/eastern modalities - your unique set of skills/innovations. Tools allowed (hot stones, bamboo sticks, Thai tools, singing bowls, reflexology tools, cupping, acupuncture, and others) Organizers will allocate you into the rounds at 8 am Round 1: 09:00 am - 10:00 am Round 2: 10:30 am - 11:30 am Round 3: 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

SWEDISH/DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

1-hour massage. This category is suited for therapists who mainly use movements from Classic Swedish or Deep tissue massage (both can be combined, classic stretching allowed). No Advanced movements, no tools allowed. Organizers will allocate you into the rounds at 8 am Round 1: 09:00 am - 10:00 am Round 2: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

SPA/WELLNESS MASSAGE

1-hour massage. Classical Swedish, Beauty, and Spa-style massage techniques. No advanced massage techniques allowed (see Advanced Massage category). Spa tools allowed, such as hot stones, bamboo, poultice, etc.

LOMI Massage - Subcategory

(if 5+ entries, will be awarded separately)

FACIAL Massage - Subcategory

(if 5+ entries, will be awarded separately) 45 minutes to 1 hour With/without tools or products allowed. Organizers will allocate you into the rounds at 8 am Round 1: 09:00 am - 10:00 am Round 2: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

EASTERN MASSAGE

1-hour massage. This category is based on the eastern medical system, including Traditional Thai Massage, Thai Yoga massage, Shiatsu, Ayurveda, and Indonesian and Polynesian techniques, among others. Tools are allowed (Tools such as singing bowls, scarves, bamboo sticks, stones, etc.) (Tools such as acupuncture or cupping not allowed - see Advanced category.) Treatment can be done on a table (both feet) or on the floor mat.

CHAIR MASSAGE

40 minutes massage. 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 chair. No chair? Please request a chair when registering. International Entries - Open to all entries from around the world, awarded separately under the International Division. Cannot take part in the Grand Finale on Monday. 4-hand massage allowed in all categories.

If you have any queries, please email us at nationalmassagechampionship@gmail.com.