Sabah Arbia

The therapy of massage, well-being through touch, and plants, is a story that goes back long before I was born, coming from an Algerian Tuareg family in which a long line of women have erected massage as an art. My first master was my great grandmother with whom I lived part of my childhood and who had the knowledge of ancestral medicines. In addition to my family training, I had the opportunity to develop my know-how for 4 years with an Indian master from Mauritius, who introduced me to Ayurveda and Chinese medicine. This allowed me to develop personal therapy and massage techniques, where I created my signature through these therapies. Always in this continuous quest for learning and knowledge, I first obtained a certification in shiatsu, then, a certification in aromatherapy. Being a supporter of natural products, and in order to empower the effects of my therapies and healings , I have created my own variable synergy elixirs oils, to bond more personally to my patient. I have also created synergies for some pharmacies in Brussels. I completed a certification training given by one of the greatest masters practicing for fifty years in naturopathy and I am now a certified naturopath-iridologist . This deepened and improved my approach of the patient.
In 2017, I participated in the World Massage Championship (IMA) where I won the Gold medal as world champion in the freestyle massage category, and then I won the silver medal in all categories. It was an extraordinary experience!
IN 2018/2019 I was an official judge for the same World Massage Championship.
And in 2019 I was appointed judge and co-organizer for the European massage Championship.
I am currently teaching my own Healing techniques , massage signatures and personalized approaches to staff in school, in spas and hotels.

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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