International Massage Association

Purpose of the Tournament:

The International Massage Association aim to develop and promote the various massage techniques which are practiced by experienced Massage Therapists worldwide.

The World Championship in Massage is primarily a competition, but at the same time an opportunity for Massage Therapists to find professional inspiration and networking.

By participating in the World Championship, the Massage Therapists will get the opportunity to strengthen and improve their skills. A Diploma will be issued for each participant, enabling the Massage Therapists to brand their business in a new way.

Date and Location: The World Championship in Massage will be held in Copenhagen 18-19 June 2022 at:

Sigurdsgade 26

DK 2200 Copenhagen N


Participation fee: € 225,- (Fee non-refundable)

Deadline for registration and payment of fee, June 1, 2022 (Sign up here)

Participants are responsible for arranging and booking of accommodation, flights and local transportation. We highly recommend early booking of accommodation due to the Danish holidays. Links:,,

Due to the ongoing Covid situation, the International Massage Association has decided that the 2022 World Championship in Massage edition will be held as a Hybrid edition as in 2021. 

What does Hybrid edition mean?

The Championship will be split into two simultaneous parts. One physically in Denmark and One online live.

  1. The physically part is like former years/Championships.
  2. The online part where the participants will be going live (most likely Zoom) with their massage treatments from a place of their own choice. There will be judges live watching and judging these treatments on same terms as the physical part. When participating online, there will only be one round. (The participant will only show his/her work in one category)

Medio May 2022, all registered participants will receive a mail with a link for them to choose whether to participate the online or the physical version.

More News:

In 2022, the International Massage Association awards 2 types of massage videos as in the World Championship in Massage 2021:

1) Best Massage Promotion (video Between 2-12 minutes)

2) Best Massage Teaser (Video approx. 2 minutes)

All massage therapists, Schools, Clinics, Spa’s, Equipment suppliers ect. can submit one or more videos for free before April 1, 2022

If you want to participate with your video(s), please send it/them (by WeTransfer) to

Please note that when submitting a video, you also give IMA the right to edit the video. Furthermore, please add/attach your Name, Country and a Picture of yourself. The IMA video jury will decide which films are to be nominated and shown on IMA’s youtube channel. The Winner will be announced at the World Championship in Massage.

The World Championship in Massage is Sponsored by:

IMA Sponsor

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