Championship Rules

German Global Massage has set itself the goal to bring interested persons closer in the form of a massage event. At our event, traditional dance performances in Thai costume will be shown, as well as various massage techniques that are practiced by experienced massage therapists worldwide

Event Information

The next event will be held on the 6th - 7th April, 2024 and is open for registration. Registrations over the website are possible for this event only currently.

The event will be held at the following address:

Sportschule Oberhaching

Im Loh 2

82041 Oberhaching

Here are the rules for participants in the championship

Participants are informed that the judges of the competition may evaluate the individual treatment and please note that a treatment may be divided into several categories.

1. Each masseuse can participate in 1 or 2 categories.

2. Dress code: Participants can wear personal sponsor clothes or other national suits that fit the category. Participants must wear sports shoes, sports shorts or yoga pants, T-shirts etc.. Shoes are not permitted during Thai yoga massage.

3. No jewelry that’s going to come in contact with the client. . This obviously means rings,watches and bracelets, but includes long necklaces that can get in the way when you’re leaning close to your client. Finger nails must be short without nail polish.

4. The recipient of the massage must wear underwear at all times and have her chest covered (if she is a woman). Any area that is not being worked on must be covered / draped.

5. No cameras are allowed during the rounds and finals. Unauthorised use of cameras and recording may result in disqualification.

6. Insurance - it is your own insurance that covers both you and the competitor you are handling during the competition.

7. There is an absolute zero tolerance policy regarding inappropriate behaviour. Any sensual/sexual massage would result in immediate disqualification and exclusion from the Championship.

8. All participants are required to receive and give massages. If required, Der Global Massage will arrange suitable candidates/massage recipients on a case by case basis.

9. Chiropractic and osteopathic manipulations are not allowed during the competition. The GGMC decides what music will be played during the massage competition. Most of it is inspired by the choice of who is an expert in the philosophical and spiritual part of massage.

10. The participants taking part in the GGMC competitions allow the organisers to publish the photos or videos Media are property of the organisers (GGMC).

Competition area

The competition area is divided into 4-5 massage areas. 20-30 massage tables are available, as well as 10 mattresses for Thai massage and 5 chairs for chair massage. The height of the tables will be adjusted by the participants. The location of the table/mattress/decisions regarding the competition will be made collectively within the jury group - to ensure that the competition is as fair as possible.

The participants must bring all other necessary equipment, including :

  • Towels and cover for the recipient

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Cleaning wipes

  • Massage oils

The Final

The duration of the final is 60 minutes

The following Categories can be participated in

1. Nuad Thai (Traditional Thai, Thai Royal, Thai Warrior,Thai Acupressure ) Active + Passive Stretching massage without oil, creams or any kind of massage tools, massage table for this catagory is not permited ,

2. Wellness massage (Spa Style Massage, Hot Stone, Lomi Lomi Massage Aromatherapies Candle massage, Lymph drainage, Madero massage)

3. Western Massage (Classics or Holistic massage, Swedish massage Deep Tissue massage, Sport massage, Myofascial Release, PNF/MET joint articulation/ mobilisation Neuromuscular No Osteopathic/Chiropractic No tolls allowed)

4. Eastern / inspired (Asia Free style, Shiatsu massage, Tui Na massage, Thai Yoga, Bamboo massage, Tok Sen, Ayurveda / Indian massage Reflexology massage tools allow)

5. Western / inspired. (Free style massage Combination of different types of western massage methods, mobilisation, or massage tools allow, bodywork tolls allow)

6. Chair massage (both Western and Eastern inspired massage)

7. Facial massage

Entry Cost

Entry in one category is 140 €
Entry in two categories is 250 € 

Students /Group of 4 or more, for enrollment of 2 categories is 230 € per person.

Each participant can only enter a maximum of 2 categories

Note: All payments are non-refundable & non-transferable. When paying over the web site, please complete the registration HERE, including the invoice number you received. Refunds are unfortunately not possible as for each competitor some of the entry costs will go towards equipment and materials