Glenn Ellingsen, Norway
Latest Massage Therapist to sign up for the World Championship in Massage is the Norwegian Massage Champion 2021. IMA has asked him to tell about himself:
My name is Glenn Ellingsen, I am 45 years old. Has two children, two dogs and a wonderful wife. My journey started 23.11.76 when I was born, it was a tough upbringing with many bad moments. During these years I developed anxiety, and to keep the anxiety in check I trained a lot. During the training, I got to be at peace, then I got the understanding of anatomy, physiology and therefore I got educated as a personal trainer, dietician and coach. My childhood and my education started to shape me in a positive direction, so I ended up taking a basic course in massage in 2017. Along the way, I developed weekly because I read a lot, watched YouTube and traveled around and got massages from others. Suddenly I found my calling, I wanted to learn more and searched online, where I found the Norwegian Massage School. There I met Kjetil Prestesæter who is a teacher and founder of the school, an incredibly knowledgeable person.
Kjetil taught me to put together my knowledge, he made me sign up for the Norwegian Championship in 2021. There I ended up getting two golds and the title Norwegian Champion 2021. This opened my eyes to compete in massage. In 2021 I also participated in the World Cup where I won one gold, one silver and one bronze medal.
I am constantly looking to become a better therapist and want to develop in the profession. In the autumn of 2021 I had a visit from Jidapha Wilkinson, I learned an incredible amount from her and have greatly appreciated that she wanted to come to Norway. In January 2022 I will be visited by Bojan Miric who I am really looking forward to meet.
My style of massage:
I perform Deep Tissue Massage, Western Freestyle and Wellness. I also use tools like Tok-sen, IASTM, cupping, wavestone, and power tools. All the massage I perform I do with love. I play detective and find out how the customer has felt that day, week, month and years that have been. Then I have received information about how the body is, when I treat on the bench afterwards I remember what the customer said and at the same time I listen to what the body tells me. Only then can I start helping the customer. I always end all my treatments with wellness. My goal with the treatments is to give them an experience and a journey where the destination is an inner peace and a body that works in everyday life.
My education so far:
AFPT basic course
Norwegian Massage School, level 1 and 2.
Norwegian School of General Practitioners – Anatomy and physiology
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The International Massage Association look forward watching Glenn Ellingsen skills in June at the World Championship in Massage 2022 in Wonderful Copenhagen.