A: Thai yoga massage is based on acupressure, reflexology and yoga-like stretches. It is a full body massage given over the clothes on a matt and takes mostly about 1,5 hour. Not only the client, but also the practitioner benefits from the massage. Both improve their flexibility by yoga-like stretches, both reduce stress due to the meditative state during the massage and both will improve their blood circulation while both are doing exercise. Due to the light acupressure and soft stretches (which you can increase according to the needs of the client) this massage is easily accessible to all sorts of customers.
A: We believe everyone can learn Thai yoga massage and everyone learns differently. This is why you can study at ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam in your own pace. You can start with the Teacher Training program, and when you feel weekly teaching is not for you, or you like to come more frequently, you can join other Thai yoga massage lessons in the same course. And if you like you can repeat our courses for free. This is not a problem.
A: Yes you can! Instead of joining the weekly program, you can join our intensive weekend and/or week-trainings. You can enroll if you like and we can sort your schedule out the first lesson when you arrive (we are flexible). Or you can contact us for more information and we can make a personal study schedule for you.
A: Yes we are the only school where students can repeat the Thai yoga massage courses for free. We only charge you an administration fee for the costs of the free course, in concept of the paying of the teachers, payment of the staff that cleans the school, payment of the staff that cleans the sheets and pillow cases used during the lessons, recovering costs of tea etc during the lesson.
A: Of course, your career is up to you! Some of our graduates decide to focus more on giving massage treatments, others prefer to teach Thai yoga massage full time and others like to teach besides Thai yoga massage as well yoga, meditation, personal training or give Thai yoga massage in their physio therapist practice. After
studying Thai yoga massage, it is easier to learn additional techniques, if you are interested.
A: If you are serious about teaching Thai yoga massage you will be able to find a job, this is what we see when we look at our graduates. We are proud to say that 90% of our students that graduate from the Teacher Training found a job in Thai yoga massage. But of course keep in mind that we cannot guarantee a job, the same as a university cannot guarantee you employment. ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam does hire regularly and we also help others hire from our graduating classes. At the moment we see that Thai yoga massage teachers and masseurs are the most demanded jobs in the future, so our graduates do well in finding a job.
A: Many of our students receive funds for ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam’s courses. Are you employed, you can ask your employer about funding programs and possibilities. If you are unemployed, you can ask your employee insurance agency. You can also set up crowdfunding and have others finance your education. If you need help, let us know.
A: We will talk to you about what training you have had and your understanding of Thai massage and help you decide what classes you should take. Ideally, we strongly recommend that you start with Level I as it is a good foundation of Thai Massage. Techniques in advanced levels always refer to routines and techniques learned in Level I. If you have been studying in ITM Thai Hand Berlin or ITM Chiang Mai, you can proceed to the next level and repeat your courses for free. Just let us know.
A: All classes are taught in English, so is the didactic material. But if you have a problem with the language, we also speak Dutch and Spanish. Our students come from different countries, some are native English speakers but most speak English as a second or third language. Our students never had a problem with the language even if their English is limited. Thai massage has been traditionally learned by observing and feeling – so English is not absolutely essential but clearly will make it easier for you to learn.
A: Every country has its own regulations about providing massage to the public. ITM is recognized as a continuing education provider by the USA, Canada, UK, Australia and the Netherlands so therapists in these countries can use education at ITM for their professional education requirements. Please check with the appropriate local authority before you offer massage to the public.
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