João Santos

Joao Santos - Massage Therapist

DRY MASSAGE PRACTITIONER

Joao Santos is an international wellness consultant and a visiting practitioner who has been consistently developing his own dry massage practice. It is a rather exquisite performance that surpasses traditional massage. It blends several schools and different techniques that Joao has been exposed to during his long career as a body therapist.
– The early beginning of his training with chair massage practice.
– The basic Thai massage diploma taken at the Chiva-Som Academy (Bangkok 2009).
– The dry massage therapy in a busy city spa in Oslo (with Tui Na masters and Shiatsu practitioners).
– His successful corporate dry massage services (on the floor) and one year practice at a medical center in Oslo.
– Other valuable cross-training and insights from the different spas/countries where Joao has worked in the past 18 years.
He has summed up all this knowledge and experience in a well balanced therapeutic performance. An intuitive holistic approach backed by a solid Anatomy & Physiology knowledge. A much dedicated therapy that reflects Joao’s unique vision, involvement within the wellness field, and his unconditional commitment to improve guests’ physical and spiritual well-being.

Joao travels the world as a visiting therapist and has collaborated with some of the most iconic hotel brands and resorts across the globe: Sha Wellness Clinic (best medical spa in the world), One&Only Reethi Rah, Waldorf Astoria, Anantara, Four Seasons, Soneva, Six Senses; in countries such as Portugal, Spain, UK, Switzerland, UAE, Qatar, Thailand, Sweden, Norway, and several locations across the Maldives, Seychelles and Greece.

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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.
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Asian Inspired
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  • 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)

Wellness-Spa

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

Sports

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

International

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