About ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam

ITM Thai hand Amsterdam has been founded by Manuel Luque Aguilera and Nicole van Zurk. We both have a professional corporate background. In search for a career change, we got acquainted with Thai massage. Captivated by this preventive and therapeutic technique we decided to leave our jobs and learn more about Thai massage in Thailand.

How I found Happiness

How I fell in love

Our mission

Why study with us?

When you invest in an education with ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam, you invest not only in a professional education, internationally recognized certification and a new career, but also in your own health.

ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam has a mission to share to everyone interested the amazing benefits of the preventive and curative techniques of massage, and turn students into passionate masseurs sharing their skills to improve the health of others.

As one of our alumni graduates noted: ‘Being a massage therapist is a very rewarding job, because you have the privilege to make others healthier and happier. Moreover it is great to stay mentally and physically fit. And on top of that it gives me so much freedom to work flexible hours, so I am able to create a happy lifestyle.”


We offer personal guidance, classes are in small groups, taught by passionate and internationally certified teachers. Tuition fee is inclusive all didactic materials. You can join our international community, we give you access to job offers and we teach you how to set up your own company and find clients. It is optional to become certified by taking the practical exams. Of course investing in your massage education is a big decision.

In our courses we will teach you everything you need to know from the start, so you don’t need to have experience in massage. We give you professional personal guidance and all the tools you need to work as a professional Massage Therapist. Our graduated students have opened their own Massage practice, studios or work in other places like Spa’s, hotels, schools, health centers, and have earned the tuition fee of their courses back in a couple of months.


International Training Massage School Thai Hand Amsterdam is internationally accredited and recognized. We have given workshops to more than 10,000 people worldwide and professional training to over 600 students in the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Germany and Thailand.


ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam is registered at CRKBO – Central Register for Short Professional Education and the World Massage Federation. We are proud partner of UWV, the Dutch Social Security Institute, offering financing support for individuals with Wayong, Sick Leave, WIA, and UWV benefits.

We work only with qualified and certified teachers. Moreover ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam is the first European franchise of ITM Chiang Mai, International Training Massage School in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, the best Thai massage school of Thailand acknowledged by the Department of Health and Education of Thailand and internationally recognized by at least the following organizations:


Thailand Ministry of Public Health


Thailand Ministry of Education


Australia Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT)


Massage Therapist Association of Saskatchewan (MTAS Canada)


Massage and Natural Therapies Association


Thai Healing Alliance


NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork)

Our teachers



Founder of ITM International Training Massage School Thai Hand Amsterdam and Berlin. From Spanish origin he left his  his stressy corporate job…



Founder of International Training Massage School Thai Hand Amsterdam and Berlin, experienced the benefits of traditional Thai massage while living in Asia….

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