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Rules & FAQ

Who can participate

All professional massage therapists from anywhere in the world. 

Judging criteria

– Technique
– Ergonomics
– Massage Flow
– Innovation
– Interaction with the receiver (before/during/after)
– Work Environment, table preparation
– Quality of products used
– Tools (why use and how)
– Client feedback is also factored in
– Massage therapist presentation

Full Rules

The full set of rules will be communicated to all the participants about 1 month before the championship. 

International Participants Info

1. Medals for international participant


In each category (5), the top 3 international participants will get 1 trophy and 3 medals.

The Final

The overall international winner (across all categories) will also participate in the overall final for demonstration purposes, but cannot win the overall European title.

2. Am I a European or an International Participant? 

European participants

are considered European those who work in or have the nationality of one of the countries in this list.


International participants

All other countries in the world.

N.B. : the New Massage Association is apolitical, and determines European participants based on geography only, not on political or administrative lines. This means we do not consider the European Union (EU) or the Eurozone.

For example, the UK is not in the European Union (EU), but it is on the European continent. So UK participants are European participants. 


For your comfort we suggest to book your arrival for the 23 May and departure the 27 May 2024. 

If you are taking a workshop: 24 May 8:30am.

If you are not attending a workshop: any time on the 24 May, for check-in and badge.


27 May 2024 or later if you visit Rome.

The Exact address 

Piazza Guglielmo Marconi
Rome, Italy

Metro stop: EUR

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Rome airport

Rome – Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO)

Rome Train Stations

Roma Termini
Roma Trastevere
Roma Ostiense

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

If you would like to bring your model, you can, but it is not required.

All  participants will do 2 or 3 massages. They can be in the same category or different, it is 100% your choice. 

We strongly suggest to not show the same protocol 3 times. 

Category details are here

The European Massage Championship is open to ALL massage therapists in the world.

Each category has winners for the Europeans, and for the International participants. 

European Countries

All other countries

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/futon.

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

  • European Massage Championship  2024 participation: 240€.
  • Workshops: 100€ for 1 | 180€ for 2
  • Observer: 39€ for the 3 days
  • Official t shirt: 29€

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://www.newmassageassociation.com/product/emc-2024-visitor-observer-ticket/

Go to the menu: 

Account > My Profile > Edit

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

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/

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

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Daliana Sandu

English // Romanian

Julien Elis

English // French // Spanish

Tony Sandu

English // Romanian

Team Leaders

Pawel Lamparski

🇵🇱 Team Leader Poland

Ludovic Maire

🇫🇷 Team Leader France

Kshetra Bahadur Tamang (Suman)

🇳🇵 Team Leader Nepal

Mihaela Niculae

🇲🇹 Team Leader Malta

Juan José Ariet

🇦🇷 Team Leader Argentina – South America