The Massage Championship of the Nordic Countries

2022

The first Massage Championship of the Nordic Countries

In the golden autumn P. Stradins Medical College of the University of Latvia had the honour to host in Jūrmala participants of the First Massage Championship of the Nordic Countries. The participants came to a professional skill competence on 14th and 15th October. The championship was organised in cooperation with International Massage Association.

The championship was held for two days. On the first day, students demonstrated their skills and knowledge, on the second – professionals. On both days of the event, the performance of the participants in the classical massage discipline and in the free style massage programme was evaluated by the jury. The work of the jury was led by Jeppe Tengbjerg, the founder and CEO of the International Massage Association (Denmark).

On both days of the championship, Iveta Strode, director of the P. Stradins Medical College of the University of Latvia and Rita Grīnfogele, chairman of the board of the Latvian Massage Association, welcomed the participants and wished them a successful day in the competition. The CEO of the International Massage Association Jeppe Tengbjerg encouraged the participants to be confident in their skills and invited both students, and professionals to be open and acquire new knowledge, which allows them to develop professionalism, enriches their experience and promotes development. Before the start of competition programme, illusionist Valdemārs Weiss introduced the participants to the atmosphere of the championship day and eased their anxiety (www.iluzionists.lv).

There were 23 participants on the championship day for students. Latvia was represented by International College of Cosmetology, The Red Cross Medical College of Rīga Stradiņš University, P. Stradins Medical College of the University of Latvia , Lithuania was represented by – Kauno University of Applied Sciences, Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences, Vilnius University of Applied Sciences, Utena University of Applied Sciences, Estonia – Tartu Health Care College, Estonian Massage and Therapy School. On the day of the championship for professionals were 10 participants.

At the end of the two-day championship competition, all participants were offered the opportunity to meet with representatives of International Massage Association . The CEO of International Massage Association Jeppe Tengbjerg (Denmark) invited the participants to discussion, while Kinga Katalin Jenei (Croatia) was leading a master class, in which the participants of the championship were actively participating.

The organizing team of the first Massage Championship of the Nordic countries is grateful to every participant for courage to accept challenges, for participation in championship and congratulates the winners:
14.10.2022., championship day for students
Classical massage – 1. Place Vaiva Marija Veliulytė (Lithuania), 2. Place Sandra Tross (Estonia), 3. Place Julianna Vodolažskai (Lithuania).
Free style massage programme – 1. Place Gintarė Čiuplinskaitė (Lithuania), 2. Place Julija Mozūraitė (Lithuania), 3. Place Sandra Tross (Estonia).
15.10.2022., championship day for professionals
Classical massage – 1. Place Līga Freiberga (Latvia), 2. Place Inese Volrāte (Latvia), 3. Place Agnese Jucjus (Latvia).
Free style massage programme – 1. Place Gatis Goba (Latvia), 2. Place Līga Freiberga (Latvia), 3. Place Inese Volrāte (Latvia).

Thanks for cooperation to the CEO of the International Massage Association Jeppe Tengbjerg, for the work in jury – to Kinga Katalin Jenei (Croatia), Dita Bērziņa (Latvia), Marija Livčāne-Rodzeviča (Latvia), Marina Smelevič (Lithuania), Laura Lannusalu (Estonia).

Thanks to the supporters:
GMT Beauty, Jūrmala city council, Latvia Massage association, STELPES Natural Mineral Water, Agetis Supplements Latvia.

The International Massage Association aim to develop and promote the various massage techniques which are practiced by experienced Massage Therapists worldwide.

More information about association you can find:
worldchampionship-massage.com