The Latest participant at the World Championship in Massage is Mikhail Levchenko, with medical education from the city of Kazan, Russia. IMA has asked him to write about himself:
My first meet with massage was at therapeutic massage and reablement courses I took in far 1991 when I studied in medicine faculty.
For many years I worked as a therapist in ambulance crew. My next step in career was work at military hospital where I worked as a Head of Physiotherapy Department. While working there I had a great opportunity to see an excellent course of patient’s recovering thanks for exercise therapy and massage. I really enjoyed my work. Over the years I got experience and understanding, I developed my own practice, methods, and skills. My interest in the profession has supported me all these years, encouraging me to develop myself to help people. This inspired me to open a massage studio and do private practice.
I keep learning; improve my skills and knowledge, always striving to continue my development, constantly learning new techniques, passing training courses, lectures, master classes of the best masters from Russia, Ukraine, Europe and Asia. It is a great pleasure for me as it helps to become even better in my profession. Mastering various massage methods and practices allows me to find body therapy program for everyone individual.
In September, 2017 I for the first time presented my own method on the Massage Championship of the Republic of Tatarstan and won in the Therapeutic Massage category.
December, 2017 – awardee of the XI International Massage Championship in the Therapeutic Massage category
October, 2018 – Championship of the Republic of Tatarstan, 1st place in the SPA category
October, 2018 – VII International Championship of the Center for the Training and Development of Massage Therapists, 1st place in the Face Massage category.
December, 2018 – XII MASSAGE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP version National Federation of Massage Therapist, nomination: SPA massage – 1st place.
At the World Championship in Massage 2019 in Copenhagen, I will take part in the Wellness Massage category.
I look forward to seeing all and making new acquaintances with the best massage therapists from all over the world!
The International Massage Association look forward watching Mikhail Levchenko skills at the World Championship in June 22-23 in Denmark.