National Massage Championship

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The National Massage Championship (The NMC) will be returning to Salon Beauty in 2024!

This incredible event welcomes all qualified massage therapists and bodyworkers to compete for a trophy or two in 7 competition categories.

The competition will be taking place on Sunday 13 and Monday 14 October 2024 at ExCeL London and is open to all qualified massage therapists.

Competitors can enter up to 3 categories, discounts are available for multiple categories: 1 category: £97.50, 2 categories: £129, 3 categories: £149. Organisers will contact you once the ticket has been purchased to find out which category you would like to enter and will put you into rounds. 

13th October, 2024

  • SPA/Wellness Category

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    SPA/Wellness Category

    9:00 - 11:30 Duration: 1 hour The Spa/Wellness Massage category focuses on classical Swedish, Beauty, and SPA-style massage techniques, providing participants with a platform to showcase their classical massage skills. Advanced massage techniques are not permitted in this category, ensuring a focus on holistic wellness and client relaxation. Participants are encouraged to create a serene and tranquil/SPA environment, offering a soothing massage experience. Organiser will put you into the rounds at 8am Round 1: 09:00am - 10:00am Round 2: 10:30am - 11:30am


    SPA/Wellness Category


    09:00 13th October, 2024 Book Now

  • Freestyle Category

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    Freestyle Category

    9:00 - 1:00pm Duration: 1 hour The Freestyle Massage category offers massage therapists the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity and versatility in massage and bodywork. Drawing inspiration from both Western and Eastern modalities, participants can incorporate a diverse range of techniques and tools, including hot stones, bamboo sticks, Thai tools, singing bowls, reflexology tools, cupping, acupuncture, and more. With a focus on individual expression and innovation, participants are encouraged to showcase their unique skills and styles, creating an engaging and dynamic massage experience. Organiser will put you into the rounds at 8am Round 1: 09:00am - 10:00am Round 2: 10:30am - 11:30am Round 3: 12:00pm - 1pm


    Freestyle Category


    09:00 13th October, 2024 Book Now

  • Eastern Category

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    Eastern Category

    12:00 - 1:00pm Duration: 1 hour Based on Eastern medical systems and techniques, the Eastern Massage category showcases modalities such as Traditional Thai Massage, Thai Yoga massage, Shiatsu, Ayurveda, and Indonesian and Polynesian techniques. Participants have the option to incorporate tools such as singing bowls, scarves, bamboo sticks, and stones, adding depth and authenticity to their treatments. While tools are permitted, acupuncture and cupping techniques are excluded, aligning with the category's focus on traditional Eastern massage practices.


    Eastern Category


    12:00 13th October, 2024 Book Now

  • Chair Massage Category

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    Chair Massage Category

    Duration: 40 minutes This massage should be implemented on an industry standard professional massage chair and the model must be fully clothed. You can be creative in the technique in this category. Participants must provide their own massage chair, and those in need can request one during registration.


    Chair Massage Category


    14:00 13th October, 2024 Book Now

  • Awards Ceremony and Networking on Health & Wellbeing Stage

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    Awards Ceremony and Networking on Health & Wellbeing Stage


    Awards Ceremony and Networking on Health & Wellbeing Stage


    15:30 13th October, 2024 Book Now

14th October, 2024

  • Advanced/Clinical Categories

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    Advanced/Clinical Categories

    9:00 -11:30am Duration: 1 hour This category is designed for massage therapists proficient in advanced massage techniques, catering to clients with specific needs such as deep tissue, remedial, sports injuries, myofascial release (MFR), neuromuscular therapy (NMT), trigger point therapy, mobilization, and other advanced modalities. It is well-suited for clinical therapists, including physiotherapists, osteopaths, and chiropractors who integrate massage treatments into their practice. Participants are encouraged to showcase their expertise without incorporating manipulations. Additionally, a Medical/Clinical subcategory is available for participants utilising tools such as cupping (dry/fire cupping), dry needling, massage guns, and moxibustion, catering specifically to medical and clinical skillsets. Organiser will put you into the rounds at 8am Round 1: 09:00am - 10:00am Round 2: 10:30am - 11:30am


    Advanced/Clinical Categories


    09:00 14th October, 2024 Book Now

  • Swedish/Deep Tissue Category

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    Swedish/Deep Tissue Category

    9:00 - 11:30am Duration: 1 hour Ideal for massage therapists qualified in Classic Swedish or Deep Tissue massage techniques, the Swedish/Deep Tissue Massage category emphasizes traditional massage movements and relaxation. Participants are encouraged to combine Classic Swedish and Deep Tissue techniques, stretching allowed. Advanced movements and tools are not permitted in this category. Organiser will put you into the rounds at 8am Round 1: 09:00am - 10:00am Round 2: 10:30am - 11:30am


    Swedish/Deep Tissue Category


    10:30 14th October, 2024 Book Now

  • Awards Ceremony on Health & Wellbeing Stage

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    Awards Ceremony on Health & Wellbeing Stage


    Awards Ceremony on Health & Wellbeing Stage


    13:00 14th October, 2024 Book Now

  • The National Massage Championship Grand Finale

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    The National Massage Championship Grand Finale


    The National Massage Championship Grand Finale


    13:45 14th October, 2024 Book Now

  • Judges Excellence Awards

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    Judges Excellence Awards


    Judges Excellence Awards


    15:00 14th October, 2024 Book Now

  • Networking Event for The National Massage Championship

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    Networking Event for The National Massage Championship


    Networking Event for The National Massage Championship


    15:30 14th October, 2024 Book Now

Please note organisers will put you into the rounds at 8am.

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