World Championship Massage 2024

Next Championship June 28 – June 30 2024 in Copenhagen


The Story behind California massage

The history of California massage is deeply rooted in various massage traditions from around the world. It draws from Swedish massage, which emphasizes long, flowing strokes, kneading, and friction techniques. Additionally, California massage incorporates elements of Esalen massage, which originated in the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, during the 1960s.

Esalen massage focuses on integrating the mind, body, and spirit through slow, rhythmic movements, gentle stretching, and a holistic approach to healing. It emphasizes mindfulness, presence, and connection between the practitioner and the client.

California massage typically involves long, flowing strokes that help relax the muscles, improve circulation, and promote a sense of well-being. Practitioners may also incorporate elements of aromatherapy, hot stones, and other modalities to enhance the massage experience.

Overall, California massage is characterized by its nurturing and holistic approach, aiming to address not only physical tension but also emotional and energetic blockages to promote overall health and wellness.

California Massage is not a category at the World Championship in Massage and most therapists sign up in the Wellness Category or the Swedish Massage Category in stead.

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