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For your comfort we suggest to book your arrival for the 26 May and departure the 30 May 2022. 

If you are taking a workshop: 27 May 8:30am.

If you are not attending a workshop: any time on the 27 May, for check-in and badge.

Teachers and judges must arrive by Thursday 26 May at 18h00. 

Evening of  29 May or on 30 May. 

Airport: Nice Côte d’Azur Airport

By train: Nice 

The castle is 9km from Nice. Access with public transport (use google maps)

Exact address is: 

Chateu de Villeneuve Loubet, Villeneuve Loubet, France

No. You will massage another participant. And you will be a model. 

International: if you are not European AND do work in Europe, then you must choose the International category 2 times. The list of European countries is here: http://www.euro.who.int/en/countries

All other participants can choose 2 categories: either the same category 2 times, or 2 different categories. 

Full category details are here: https://newmassageassociation.com/european-massage-championship-2022/categories/

The total time will be about 1h10mn. This will include time to speak with your client, and with optionally with the judge if you would like to explain your intentions. 

Yes. In fact, innovation is welcome and encouraged. In this case, choose the category which is dominant in your massage. 

We will provide you with table/chair/floor futon.

All the rest you must bring: towels, oils, tools, etc. 

  • European Massage Championship  2022 participation: 220€.
  • Teams of 5 or more: -20% 
  • Workshops: 80€ for 1 | 150€ for 2
  • Observer: 39€ for the 3 days
  • Official t shirt: 29€

28 May: you will give 1 massage and receive 1 massage

29 May: you will give 1 massage and receive 1 massage

29 May FINAL: if you are a selected finalist you give 1 massage

We think all massage therapists have something to show and it is a shame to come and not participate! But we are open to having spectators. The entry is 39€ for the full championship. 

This will put you under our insurance and help contribute to the event. 

You can purchase your ticket here: https://newmassageassociation.com/shop/observer/

Go to the menu: 

Account > My Profile > Edit

Or just click here: https://newmassageassociation.com/my-profile/

If you did not ask for a refund, you ticket is still valid at no extra cost. 

If you asked for a refund, you must re-register. Please contact us through the Whatsapp chat on this page to reactivate your profile once you have registered. 

Thanks 😁

We are a group of 7 founders who believe massage is one of the greatest things human beings can experience. Both when receiving and when giving.

As such, we are dedicated to helping great massage therapists get exposure and flourish in their careers. 

For more about us see our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NewMassageAssociation/

For updated Covid 19 info please visit the Covid 19 info page

Good news: just click the contact icon bottom left of this page. There are 7 of us, we are here to help. 

European massage Championship Tshirt
European Massage Championship 2022

Official Tshirt

European Massage Championship 2020 | Categories

All categories can have chair

The INTERNATIONAL CATEGORY is obligatory for participants who:
Do not live in Europe and are not European
All others choose among the other categories

 - When you register you will choose 2 categories. They can be the same or different.
- All massages can be on table, futon or chair

Facial Massage (NEW)

All facial treatments (including Kobido)

Asian Inspired

  • Ayurveda
  • MTC
  • Thai
  • Shiatsu
  • Tui-na
  • Anma
  • Chinese
  • Yumeiho
  • Cupping with or without tools
  • Asian Freestyle (Asian technique as main influence mixed with other categories)

Western Inspired

  • Californian
  • Lomi Lomi
  • Swedish
  • Connective Tissue
  • Aromatherapy
  • Cupping
  • Bodywork and Freestyle
  • Myofascial
  • Deep Tissue
  • Neuromuscular
  • Western freestyle (Western technique as main influence mixed with other categories)


  • Spa Treatments
  • Maderotherapy – Bamboo Massage
  • Hot-stone
  • Aesthetic
  • Lymphatic Draining
  • Wellness freestyle (Wellness technique as main influence mixed with other categories)


  • Athlete/bodybuilder/marathon runner etc. 
  • Pre-training or post-training massage therapies
  • Sports-specific maintenance massage for amateur or professional athletes

International Participants

🌍 There is no more separate International Category
International participants will be in the same categories with all other participants.
For the medals: the top 3 international participants – from all categories – will get 1 trophy and 3 medals.
For the final: the gold will participate for demonstration purposes, but cannot win the overall title.

Who is international participant? 

For the European Massage Championship: If you are from outside of Europe, and you do not work in Europe

For the Campeonato Ibérico: If you are from outside of Spain or Portugal, and you do not work in Spain or Portugal