Marey El Hamouly

Marey has been in the massage and spa therapy industry for nearly 35 years.

He is registered with the Empirical Medicine Switzerland and is the founder and director of Sugar & Spice Spa, the International Massage Academy of Switzerland (IMAS) and he is the president of the World Massage Council WMC.

He has been trained in a wide variety of body therapies ranging from Spa style massage therapies to Eastern Thai, Osteopathic Manual Techniques and Medical Massage in Switzerland, the UK and USA.

Marey is a trained teacher and is well known in the international circuit for training massage and body therapies having lectured in over 79 cities abroad. He is actively engaged as a Judge for many national, international massage competitions for the last 7 years and he organises the National & International Swiss Massage Championship SMC.

He has been awarded numerous awards for his activities in the industry and is in his final years for completing his Master of Science in Physiotherapy, and he is a member of Medgate Partner (MGP)Switzerland

Marey’s latest project has been to create an online training platform “Marey El Hamouly – Massage Masterclasses” where he aims to share his vast knowledge with a wider world audience.

Workshops by this teacher

-Introduction Deep Tissue Massage 3-D -Assessment Techniques -Soft Tissue Dysfunction ...

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Marey El Hamouly

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

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