The competitor must attach following:

  • ID Card
  • Diploma attesting skills in massage and/or complementary therapies
  • *A brief description of training and professional experience in the field of massage.
  • *A portrait picture
  • Mention of the category/categories in which the candidate wishes to compete.
  • *this information will also be used to promote the participant.
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Participation fee: *Early booking 31.03 - 31.05.2023

For AMTC Members:

1 Category – $111

2 Categories – $133

Non AMTC participants:

1 Category – $177

2 Categories – $199


Participation fee for the period :

01.06 – 01.10.2023


AMTC Members:

1 Category – $133

2 Categories – $155

Non AMTC participants:

1 Category – $203

2 Categories – $238

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Payment Method:

The participation fee is paid into the account of the AMTC (…), with the specification: „Contest Registration Fee / Name….”

Payment is made after the registration has been validated, subject to the above conditions.

The fee will not be refunded if the candidate can no longer participate in the contest due to personal reasons.


Categories of Participation in the Competition

1. Wellness Category

Specific techniques:

  • SPA Therapies
    • Without Accesories: Lomi-Lomi, Candle Massage
    • With Accesories: Hot-Stone Massage, Jade-Stone Massage, Herball Therapy, Bamboo-Sticks and Maderotherapy (for prophylactic and physiological purposes only).

2. Asian Free-Style Massage Category

Specific techniques:

  • Thai Massage
  • Shiatsu Therapy
  • Yumeiho Therapy (without osteopathy and chiropractică)
  • Reflexology (Reflexotherapy, Auriculotherapy, Acupressure)
  • Tok-Sen Therapy
  • Indian Massage
  • Tibetan Massage
  • Ayurvedic Massage
  • Polynesian Massage
  • Massage with Bamboo-Sticks and Maderotherapy (for therapeutic purposes)
  • Cupping Massage (for therapeutic purposes)

3. Chair Massage Category

Specific Techniques: all techniques applied without using cream and oil (freestyle)

Method of Application: Work using a special massage chair. Massage done lightly dressed (t-shirt, blouse or shirt).

Accessories can be used (Bamboo-Sticks, Jade Stones, etc.). Asian and Western-inspired techniques can be combined. Passive Stretching can be performed (with the help of the therapist).

4. Swedish Massage Category

Specific Techniques:

  • Smoothing (Effleurage)
  • Friction
  • Kneading
  • Vibration

Can be combined with Deep-Tissue and Passive Stretching techniques

5. Western Free-Style Category

Specific techniques: A combination of Swedish, Deep-Tissue, Passive Stretching.

6. Facial Massage Category

  1. Classic Facial Massage
  • with cream / oils / serums / facial mask

! Mandatory make-up removal. Start with the décolleté area, then move on to the neck, chin, cheeks, eyes and nose area and the forehead.

Relaxing, anti-aging effect.

! No accessories (or cosmetic equipment) to be used


  1. Lymphatic Drainage – Manual or with Accessories
  • with or without cream / oils
  • with honey
  • gentle/non-invasive maneuvers

! Mandatory make-up removal.

Accessories can be used: bamboo sticks, suction cups, Gua Sha, facial therapy, facial rolls, jade mask, etc.


  1. Acupressure or Massage in the inside of the mouth (gloves mandatory)
  • with or without oils/ cream / serums
  • Buccal Massage – mandatory edible natural products – coconut oil, honey, etc.

! Mandatory make-up removal.

  • acupressure in the décolleté, face, scalp areas


  1. Ayurvedic / Indian / Marma Points Massage

! Mandatory make-up removal.

  • to be done with heated oil (plant-based)
  • from the scalp to the décolleté
  • energetic movement
  • the kansa wand can be used
  • a mask with clay or other specific natural ingredients can be applied


Note :

➢ no cosmetic equipment to be used

➢ the cervical area can be massaged in all 4 categories

➢ mandatory make-up removal

Evaluation Criteria in the Competition

  1. Tehnical Impression

Definition – Represents the way in which the competitor performs the tehnique in the context of the category in which he competes, as follows:

  • The diversity of the techniques applied within the category is scored
  • The way in which the competitor respects the purpose of the category in which he competes is scored
  • The effect of the applied techniques, found in the superficial tissues in relation to the degree of pain resistance of the beneficiary, is scored.
  1. Ergonomics

Definition – Represents a series of features that the therapist uses during the application of techniques, which aim to convey a state of relaxation and comfort offered to the beneficiary through body language, as follows:

  • The therapist’s posture correlated with the dynamics of the applied techniques
  • The vitality of the therapist, expressed through gestures and facial expressions during the application of the techniques

Ergonomic features

  • The attitude of the therapist, ensuring the personality of the applied techniques
  • The expressiveness of the face, suggesting the safety and ease of application of the techniques
  1. Flow

Definition – Represents the rhythm and fluency of the techniques harmoniously applied by the therapist, ensuring the relaxation of the beneficiary by:

  • Slow rhythm with ample movements with low intensity
  • Slow rhythm with ample movements with moderate intensity
  • Alert rythm with low intensity
  • Harmonizing the alternation between slow and alert rhythms
  • Movement of the therapist from one region to another through a harmonious play of the feet without losing contact with the beneficiary, and keeping the pace
  • Keeping up the pace when using accessories
  • Keeping up the pace when moving from one technique to another in the same category
  • Maintaining an adequate rhythm during the application of stretching techniques in relation to the degree of mobility of the beneficiary’s joints.
  1. Communication with the beneficiary

Definition – Represents the way in which the competitor performs the anamnesis of the beneficiary, going through the following steps:

  • Contraindications to massage
  • Indications on how to arrange the massage session in relation to the wishes of the beneficiary
  • Establishing the degree of resistance of the beneficiary to the intensity of the maneuvers performed by the competitor
  • Knowledge of the history of the beneficiary’s reaction to the massage
  • The way in which the competitor protects the intimate areas of the beneficiary
  • The way of taking care of the beneficiary when being lifted from the massage bed, regarding the protection of intimate areas
  • The way the therapist has a discussion about massage feedback.
  1. Environmental Decor

Represents the way in which the competitor creates the environmental setting where the massage session takes place,by creating a relaxing atmosphere. It is done as follows:

  • Adjustement of the height of the massage bed
  • Decoration of the massage bed by using specific equipment
  • The way the competitor decorates the table or chair where accessories are positioned (if applicable)
  • The way the competitor uses chromotherapy and aromatherapy
  • The competitor’s way of having a proper outfit (the lightness of the work equipment, cleaned, ironed, nice smelling and personal hygiene).


  1. Improper movement of the competitor around the bed which creates rhythm breaks and the discomfort of the beneficiary;
  2. Dropping equipment, accessories on the table or chair;
  3. Lack of organization of the competitor in terms of correctly applying the tools, accessories;
  4. Oil spills on the floor, the table or the bed and beneficiary’s protective equipment;
  5. Breaking contact of the competitor with the beneficiary during the change of technique, rhythm, during the applying of oil or during an intermediate phase of the massage;
  6. Dropping the towel, the sheet from the beneficiary during the maneuvers
  7. Applying a larger amount of oil on the massaged region, if this does not correspond to the purpose of the techniques within the given category of competition;
  8. A facial expression that expresses uncontrolled emotions;
  9. Abundant perspiration;
  10. Failure to protect the privacy of the beneficiary;
  11. Failure to comply with the schedule regarding the start of the rounds;
  12. If therapist is in poor personal hygiene;