World Championship Massage 2024

Next Championship June 28 – June 30 2024 in Copenhagen


Mari Funatsu, Japan

Latest Massage Therapist signing up for the World Championship in Massage 2023 is Mari Funatsu from Japan.

Mari Funatsu is the owner of Bi-vace esthetic salon and the president of the “Bizen Facial Association” and “Funatsu Mari Beauty Academy (Esthetic School)”.

In 2006, she opened Bi-vace esthetic salon in Yoyogi Uehara, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. Over the course of 17 years, she has specialized in small face and clenching treatments, developing various all-hand techniques such as Bizen Myofacial, Bizen Adjust 3D Facial, and many others. She has taught these techniques to estheticians and therapists across Japan and other countries, and she continues to provide treatments herself.

In 2014, Mari Funatsu achieved remarkable success at the Esthetic Grand Prix, the largest esthetic competition in Japan. She won first place in the “National Facial Techniques Category” and the “National Customer Satisfaction Ranking,” earning the prestigious title of the best esthetician in Japan.

Aside from managing her esthetic salon, Mari Funatsu is dedicated to educating and nurturing estheticians through her beauty academy. She is also actively involved in promoting Japanese techniques and hospitality abroad, conducting seminars and providing technical guidance in various countries.

About Massage
What is Bi-Zen Musculoskeletal Small Face?

Bi-Zen Musculoskeletal Small Face is an original method that focuses on the problem of “clenching” that many people suffer from and provides effective results for clients without causing pain or stress. The main characteristic of this method is to promote healing of the mind and body, as well as regulate the autonomic nervous system, in order to bring out beauty and health. By incorporating the essence of “Zen,” we offer a sense of satisfaction that can only be provided by a Japanese approach. Moreover, attentive care and hospitality are essential factors in creating a sense of security for clients and leading them into a state of deep relaxation.

By targeting the deep muscles, this treatment stimulates blood and lymph circulation, improves metabolic functions, and regulates skin turnover, thereby alleviating skin problems. It enhances the body’s natural life-supporting functions, helps overcome the stresses of society, and maintains a beautiful, healthy state, resulting in more beautiful skin and appearance.

Obtained INFA International License Gold Master

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The International Massage Association look forward watching Mari Funatsu skills at the 6th World Championship in Massage 2023 in wonderful Copenhagen, Denmark.

Participants of the World Championship in Massage