We would like to say a huge ‘Congratulations!’ to the winners and runners-up of the National Massage Championship 2019, sponsored by the FHT, Massage World, CityLux London and Massage Warehouse.
In particular, we’d like to give a special mention to four FHT members and one of our accredited course providers who received an award:
Tamer Morsy, MFHT – joint first in the Freestyle Massage category (two-person massage) and second place in the Advanced Massage category.
Monica Paslaru, MFHT – joint first with Tamer in the Freestyle Massage category and second place in the Eastern Massage category.
Jevgenijs Jarecs, MFHT – second place in the Freestyle Massage category.
Una Tucker, FHT accredited course provider – third place in the Chair Massage category.
Georgia Curry, MFHT – special award from judges for Most Caring Therapist.
Hosted by Olympia Beauty on Sunday 29 and Monday 30 September, the National Massage Championship is the only UK competition of its kind.
FHT Vice President, Mary Dalgleish, was a judge for the second year running and also featured in a short promotional video, explaining why taking part in industry awards and events like the National Massage Championship can help to raise the profile of complementary therapies and promote high standards of practice.
Speaking about this year’s Championship, Mary (second left in the picture below) says: ‘I was delighted to participate as a judge on behalf of the FHT. Kate from CityLux London and Carl from Massage World magazine did an amazing job helping to organise this wonderful event, and it was a real pleasure working alongside the other judges.
‘The Championship was an excellent platform for the 100-plus therapists who participated, to show the world their skills and learn from each other. The standards were very high and although there were winners, there were certainly no losers, as everyone who participated showed skill and great courage in stepping out of their comfort zone.’