Ray heads for world championships

Raymond Adolphus. Photo by Katie O’Brien
Raymond Adolphus. Photo by Katie O’Brien

At the 2023 Massage World Championship, Australia will be represented by local remedial massage therapist Raymond Adolphus.

Held in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 30 June to 4 July 2023, the Championship has been running for six years and is organised by the International Massage Association.

It is primarily a competition, but also provides the opportunity for Massage Therapists to find professional inspiration and networking.

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Ray said he is looking forward to the Championship but talked down his chances of winning as Australia is one of a few countries that doesn’t have any National Massage competitions.

“I’ll be competing against national champions from many other countries,” said Ray.

“For me, attending the Championship is not about winning competitions, it is about learning and meeting other therapists.”

“There will be a lot of people there with fantastic knowledge of different therapies so it will be a very exciting event.”

Ray has had a life long interest in manual medicine practices of massage therapy.  

“My treatments are evidence and clinical based and I am  known for my treatment outcomes.  

“I blend Dry Needling, Stretching, Exercise, Relaxation and Precusive therapy into my treatments.”

He will compete in the Medical Massage and Western Freestyle categories.

These categories are judged on positioning, engagement, techniques  and new techniques.

Participants at this years Championships include Caydee  Scheidemantel from USA.

Caydee competed in the World Championship of Massage from 2019 to 2022 in  Copenhagen, and was a silver medalist at the first ever World  Massage Festival’s American Massage Championships in 2022. 

Ray said he would like to see a Massage Championship competition emerge in Australia and would be keen to participate in this to further develop his knowledge and techniques.

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