Slav Marinov

Slav is award winning therapist with over 23 years’ experience in massage and body manipulation.
Highly regarded as one of the top massage therapists not only in London but internationally, he looks after the wellness of elite athletes and celebrities from fashion, film and music industries as well as royalties and high profile business and A-list clients.
After graduating from the National Sports Academy in Sofia he worked as a Personal Trainer and physical therapist for 10 years before moving to London in 2003 to continue his education. His excellent knowledge of anatomy, physiology, sports nutrition and rehabilitation gave him a great foundation to develop his skills in massage to the highest level.
Slav’s work has been recognised internationally by different panels of experts and he has achieved multiple industry awards:

FHT “Excellence Awards” 2022
• Finalist in the “Lifetime Achievement” category

World Massage Championship 2022 – Copenhagen
• Gold Medal and World Champion in Sports Massage

European Massage Championship 2022 – Nice
• Gold Medal in Sports Massage
• Gold Medal in Western Free Style Massage
• Absolute Champion of Europe and winner of “Best Massage in Europe” 2022

Intercontinental Massage Championship 2022 – Athens
• Gold Medal and Intercontinental Champion in Sports Massage

National Massage Championship UK 2021 – London
• Gold Medal and National Champion in Free Style Massage
• “Judges Excellence Award” and Absolute National UK Champion 2021

Following his success, he was appointed as a judge at many massage competitions including:
The Greek National Massage Championship 2019
The Online International Massage Championship 2020, 2021
The National Massage Championship UK 2022
Ukrainian Massage Championship 2023
National & International Massage Championship of Switzerland 2023

The next carrier step for Slav is to pass his vast knowledge, skills and experience to others who are passionate about massage therapy.
In 2021 he launched SlavMA (Slav Massage Academy) and is travelling around the globe for face to face trainings, workshops and master classes.

Slav is a member of the European Massage Association (NEWMA), International Massage Association (IMA), the World Massage Federation (WMF) and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)

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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