Brenda M Ruiz

Participating as a Judge around the world and coordinating Massage Championships throughout Latin America has enhanced not only my practice but my vision of massage and its impact not only to the receiver but to the Therapist itself.
Currently I am the Operations Director for Masaje Latino.
Recently I launched AB Wellness International Massage Institute.With this new project ,I travel around Latin America teaching Massage Therapy.
One of my goals is to create a network of Massage Therapist around the world, and to improve peoples physical and mental well-being.
I am currently the Judge Coordinator for the Panamerican Massage Championship that will be held for the second time in Medellín Colombia. I am also the Massage Establishment Inspector/Evaluator for the Puerto Rico Department of Health, in charge of regulating all massage establishments in Puerto Rico.
Currently I am also the Lead Massage Therapy Professor in Puerto Rico at Ana G. Mendez University Cupey Campus where I am responsible of teaching and also coordinating the out patient clinic. I participate in curriculum development for multi-campus massage therapy programs.
As a Spa Consultant, I visit and audit therapist performance and customer services, develop strategies in accordance of visit outcome and create continuous education program according to the strengths and weaknesses of the Spa staff and the latest tendencies in the industry. I also implement team building strategies.
Can’t wait to be back in Europe and meet you all very soon!

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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

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
  • Facial Treatments
  • Kobido
  • Hot-stone
  • Aesthetic
  • Lymphatic Draining
  • Wellness freestyle (Wellness technique as main influence mixed with other categories)


  • Athlete/bodybuilder/marathon runner etc. 
  • Pre-post training therapies

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 title of “Best European Massage”

Who is international participant? 

If you are from outside of Europe, and you do not work in Europe

European massage Championship Tshirt
European Massage Championship 2022

Official Tshirt