JUDGES

PARTICIPATION

1.

Each Massage Therapist can participate in 1 or 2 categories.

2.

Participants must wear sports shoes, sports pants or yoga pants, T-shirts etc..

3.

Shoes are not allowed in Thai Yoga Massage.

4.

Participants are to bring their own sheets, towels, tools, etc.. World of Cosmetics is delivering massage creams and oils to the Swiss Championships in Massage 2020. 

5.

The recipient of the massage must wear underwear at all times and have covered their chest (if she is a woman). Any area which is not being worked on must be covered/draped.

6.

No cameras are allowed during the rounds and the final. Unauthorized use of cameras and recordings can result in expulsion.

7.

Insurance – It is your own insurance that covers both you and the participant you treat during the competition.

8.

There is an absolute zero tolerance policy concerning inappropriate behavior. Any massage of sensual/sexual nature would result in immediate disqualification and expulsion from the Championship.

9.

All participants are required to receive massage, as well as giving massages. If necessary the International Massage Association will arrange for suitable candidates/massage recipients in particular cases.

10.

No chiropractic and osteopathic manipulations are allowed during the competition.

MASSAGE CATEGORIES

1.

Swedish Massage.

2.

Thai Massage.

3.

Chair Massage.

4.

Face Massage.

5.

Western Free Style Massage (European Methods - Classic massage, Deep Tissue massage, Sports massage, massage with tools and body work.... etc).

6.

Eastern Free Style Massage (Asian Methods - Thai, Thai yoga, Thai warrior massage, Cupping , Tui na massage, Shiatsu ...etc).

7.

Spa and Wellness Massage.

Participants are informed, that the judges at the competition are capable of evaluating the individual treatment and please note, that a treatment can be placed in several categories.

Important! All participants have to keep working in their massage categories with respect for all new methods and innovation. Or, will be pointed as out of the category.

COMPETITION AREA

The competition area will be prepared with massage tables and massage mattresses for Thai massage and chairs for the chair massage.

The location of table or mattress for each participant will be chosen by lot. Duration of each round is 65 minutes (incl. examination).

Participants have approximately 5 minutes to examine the receiver before the massage is given.

CRITERIAS

Judges will evaluate the participants in the following criterias:

  • Preparation;

  • Communication;

  • Flow;

  • Technique;

  • Innovation;

  • Posture - Ergonomics;

  • Drapping.

The participants can receive feedback  from the judges and score results will be display after the competition.

All decisions regarding the competition are made collective within the group of Judges – this is to make sure the competition is as fair as possible.

THE FINAL

The Duration of the Final is 65 minutes.

 

Massage recipients hand up from 1 - 10 points depending on their experience of the massage they receive.

The Winner will be the Massage Therapist who gets the most points, and he/she will be the Champion of the Swiss Championship in Massage 2020.

HOW CAN ONE COMPLETE IN MASSAGE?

At the Swiss Championship in Massage, focus is on examination, techniques, ergonomics and overall performance in each category – judged by specialists and highly experienced judges in the specific category.

By “The flow of the massage” means a continuous non-stop movement and variation of techniques performed by the therapist.

Ergonomics: How does the therapists use their own bodies (work environment) and their remedies (Massage tables etc).

Techniques: Different techniques used in each category. Innovative and effective techniques for both therapist and client.

NOTE! Lectures, the preliminary rounds and the final, as well as prize giving will be recorded on TV and used for future marketing on social medias. This goes for pictures as well. By participating at the Swiss Championship in Massage you are allowing the SMC to do so.

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