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Massage Competition

Understand What Our Massage Competition Is About and Why You Should Enter.  Registration is $125

What is Our Massage Competition

The Skin Games is thrilled to announce the launch of its highly anticipated 1st International Massage Championship! This unprecedented event is set to electrify the world of massage therapy, bringing together the most talented practitioners from around the globe to showcase their skills in both Western and Eastern styles of massage.

Whether you are a seasoned pro or a rising star, this competition is your chance to shine on an international stage and demonstrate your mastery of the art of massage.

So get ready to witness the ultimate display of skill, technique, and creativity as the world’s most talented massage therapists compete for glory and recognition. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of history – join us for the 1st International Massage Championship!

Massage Options

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Facial
Massage

  • Japanese
  • Hungarian
  • European
  • Facial Cupping
  • Guasha
  • Buccal
  • Facial Reflexology
  • Intra-Oral
  • Indian Head
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Western Wellness

  • Warm/cool stone
  • Sound bath
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Swedish Gymnastics
  • Esalen
  • Lomilomi
  • Pregnancy
  • Swedish, Relaxation
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Western Freestyle

  • Deep Tissue
  • Sports: PNF, AIS, MET, MFR, NMT
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue
  • Graston
  • Cupping
  • Warm/cool stones
  • Guasha, Bamboo
  • Maderotherapy
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Eastern
Freestyle

  • Thai
  • Shiatsu
  • Tui Na
  • Meridian
  • Ayurveda
  • Acupressure
  • AMMA
  • Russian
  • Vedic
  • Tibetan Massage

Who Can Enter?

Massage Artists all around the world are invited to join our Massage competition.

If you have experience and are confident of your skills or would love to showcase your skills on a larger stage then this competition is for you.

If you are a Massage artist who is willing to network with other ambitious Massage artists and industry leaders, this competition is for you.

Event Schedule

Thursday, March 14th

8am – Judges Meeting/competitors check-in
9am – 1pm: PRELIMINARY Rounds all categories
1pm – 2pm: Lunch
2pm – 6pm SEMI-FINALS all categories
Vendors available throughout the day

Thursday, March 15th

9am – 2pm: Demos and vendor exhibitions
3pm – 6pm: Thrilling Finals
8pm: Grand Awards Ceremony

POINTS SYSTEM

  • Points will be entered and electronically tabulated
  • Players will receive a scorecard after the award ceremony
FLOW/EXPERTISE/INNOVATION - 60 points
  • Therapist demonstrates expertise of modality
  • Therapist demonstrates skillful flow and adaptations within modality
  • Therapist demonstrates fluid transitions between body part
  • Therapist demonstrates fluid transitions between use of hands and tools
  • Therapists demonstrates innovation and creativity within modality
  • Therapist demonstrates technique composition, combination & variation
  • Therapists uses number of strokes appropriate for to effectively treat an area
  • Therapist demonstrates variances in tempo, rhythm, speed, intensity and depth
  • Therapists demonstrates correct foundational techniques for competition category
  • Therapist uses proper amount of massage medium for modality
  • Therapists demonstrates a thorough comprehension of muscular skeletal system
  • Therapists demonstrates appropriate treatment opening and closing techniques
  • Therapist has effective time management for treatment within given time frame
  • Therapist effectively drapes model thru transitions
ERGONOMICS/CLIENT SAFETY/COMMUNICATION - 20 points
  • Therapists and models must be present for start of competition and stay until the conclusion of the round
  • Therapist ensures model has registered and has badge
  • Therapist demonstrates proper ergonomics/body mechanics for player and client
  • Therapists does not overuse one body part during treatment (i.e. thumbs, elbows)
  • Therapist uses their body to enhance the effectiveness of the technique
  • Therapists keeps knees bent to allow for smooth movements
  • Therapists ensures model is not allergic to massage medium
  • Therapists ensures all jewelry is removed and stored safely
  • Therapists body position around the table allows for proper body mechanics
  • Therapist has proper hand/wrist/shoulder alignment for player and client
  • Therapists body is relaxed and responding to models body
  • Therapist demonstrates correct and supported model positioning
  • Therapists demonstrates proper bolstering for effective joint support
  • Therapist effectively and confidently uses the body and treatment tools
  • Therapist provides a safe environment for their model
  • Therapist works at the correct table height for player and client
  • Therapists verbally takes client Health Intake information
  • Therapists demonstrates effectively palpates / identify problem / create treatment plan
  • Therapists treatment plan addresses models indications/contraindications
  • Therapists demonstrates awareness of conscious breathing with client
  • Effective verbal/non-verbal communication with client
  • Therapists adapts massage to meet models needs by verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Therapists ensures model is warm and comfort at all times
  • Effective and modest draping to avoid exposure (inappropriate client exposure will result in points deducted or immediate disqualification)
  • Player has one foot on floor at all times
  • NO FOOD or garbage on the competition floor
  • ONLY non-alcoholic beverages allowed on competition floor
  • Therapist will not use any electronic devices during treatment
  • Therapists may use warm stones/towels during treatment
PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION - 20 points
  • Therapist has read and understands the rules of competition
  • Therapist arrives on time for table set up, model interview and start time.
  • Therapist does not start any portion before allotted time
  • Therapist is physically prepared and free of any infectious diseases
  • Therapist adheres to dress code: Professional, uniform, scrubs, yoga pants
  • Therapist has good hygiene (hair, nails, uniform, scrubs, linens)
  • Therapist has appropriate table dressing appropriate for technique
  • Therapist can freely access all equipment (beside table not under)
  • Therapists products clearly labeled and free of fragrance
  • Therapists will not make eye contact with judges
  • Understands rules and expectations
  • Staying present and focused
  • Sweatband or towel if needed. (sweating on client will result in points deducted)
  • Players body weight is being used effectively and efficiently
  • Therapist has provided linens, tools, oil and any items needed to perform their service