World Championship Massage 2024

Next Championship June 28 – June 30 2024 in Copenhagen


The Founder of the World Wellness Weekend becomes Judge for IMA

The Panel of judges at the World Championship in Massage is a strong team. Our newest member is:

Jean-Guy de Gabriac


After successfully founding & managing a massage institute & training academy near the Champs -Elysées in Paris (2001-2004), Jean-Guy de Gabriac developed TIP TOUCH International in 2004 as a leading
Spa advisory & education company, to boost Spas’ profitability & teams’ level of engagement.

His scope of work for hotel chains, cosmetic brands, and spas over the past decade ranges from designing Best Selling Signature massages, implementing Wellness experiences & programs for staff, leisure guests & MICE.

His team of master trainers is specialized in pre-opening trainings & on-going education focused on delivering exceptional service & enhancing Guest Experience Management: Reservation, Reception, Spa, Fitness/Leisure, MICE.

Jean-Guy has trained hundreds of therapists: France, China, Germany, Greece, Italy, Korea, Poland, UK, Switzerland, USA… “Effortless Deep Tissue” (Deep Touch Method), Lomilomi, and Signature massages.

• 2017 – … Founder World Wellness Weekend
• 2014 – 2018: past-chair Global Mentorship Program
• 2013 – … Conference Producer WSWC London & Dubai (2013-2018 )
• 2012 – … Judge World Spa & Wellness Awards
• 2018 – … Member Global Hot Springs Initiative (Global Wellness Summit)
• 2018 – … Member Standards Committee (Wellness Tourism Association)


MBA Institute – INSEEC: Master in Science Marketing & Communication
University of California, Irvine: Positive Leadership
French Federation of Traditional Shiatsu: 3 years of evening classes & weekend workshops (Paris) Workshops in Hawaii (Lomilomi) and Bali (Pijat)




2014: SPA Mode d’Emploi (CABINES Editions)
2001 – … Over 100 articles published in trade publications. TOP Santé & often quote him as massage expert in a series of articles on the benefits of massages.


2001 – … Over 50 presentations at Conventions in Austria, France, Hungary, Italy, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland (EHL), Turkey, UAE, UK, USA

2005 – … EUROPEAN SPA AWARD – Most Innovative treatment Concept Bamboo Massage ACADAYSPA 2016 – … INNOVATION AWARDS – WellMassage 4D (Deutscher Wellness Verband, ESPA, Mexicaribe)

The International Massage Association look forward working together with Mr. Jean-Guy de Gabriac.