Latest participant to sign up for the World Championship in Massage is Kannika-Sang-Asa from Thailand. IMA has asked her to tell about herself:
I have been a professional massage therapist for the last 12 years.
I learned my trade at various schools in Thailand and continue to advance my knowledge by attending courses on a regular basis.
In 2008 I initially co-owned my own Massage Salon in Thailand where I continued to improve my massage skills. I also worked in the massage department of the local hospital where my skills were constantly tested.
In 2012 I moved to Malta to take up employment in the local health and beauty sector.
After 4 years of providing massage therapy to a massive cross section of individuals I became self employed and opened my own Traditional Thai Massage facility.
I do not concentrate on any particular area of massage therapy. Instead I consider myself more than competent in the majority of massage disciplines.
The areas I want to demonstrate at the championships are, as per the official list:
- Swedish Massage
- Chair Massage
September 2008: Thai traditional medicine for Aromatherapy
June/July 2009: Thai traditional massage (150 hours)
March 2011: Thai traditional health assistant
January 2014: Practical training in Wax procedures
March 2015: Facial Massage (60 hours)
December 2017: Yamkhang
December 2017: Tok Sen
December 2017: Sport Massage (60 hours)
October 2019: Warm Bamboo Massage course
October 2019: VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapy
October 2019: VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports massage therapy.
I will be representing Thailand during the championship. I attended the 2019 championship as an observer and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I look forward to being part of the competition but more importantly, to meeting, once again, so many like minded individuals.
The International Massage Association and our sponsor Lemi look forward watching Kannika-Sang-Asa skills at the World Championship in Massage 2020 in June in Wonderful Copenhagen.