thai hand massage class

Love receiving massage? Like to practice Yoga and Meditation? Then Thai Hand Massage Class might just be what you’re looking for.

Class Schedule: 9.00-10.00 on weekdays, Fridays 18.00-19.00. (and starting in June: Mondays & Tuesdays 20.00-21.00)

Or read more below

For who?

Is Thai Hand Massage Class

It is something for you if you like to:

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Relax completely

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Become stress-free

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Improve your health

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Practice yoga

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Meditate

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Give & receive massage

No experience needed

What?

Is Thai Hand Massage Class

 

60 minutes massage class:

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Receive a 30 minutes Thai Yoga massage, based on acupressure and stretching.

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Then you’ll switch and you’ll be giving your fellow participant a 30 minutes massage

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Participants move as a group in total silence, following the guidance of the teacher.

Why?

Thai Hand Massage Class

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It has been scientifically proven that you can prevent diseases by weekly massage.

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The best health results you get even in a twice-weekly massage.
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But for most people a twice-weekly massage is too expensive.
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This is why ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam has created a unique method – called Thai Hand Massage Classes – so everyone is able to improve their health by receiving and giving massage.

Not only receiving this massage elevates your health, but also when you give Nuad Thai massage (the name of this massage technique) you experience health benefits.

Participants gave this class

on:

Specifics

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Participants massage each other

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We move as a group

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Close your eyes, meditate and practice awareness – while receiving massage

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Focus on the voice and guidance of the teacher – while giving massage

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Participants practice in silence during the entire hour for utmost benefits

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The massage is fully-clothed

What to expect?

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Under the guidance of the teacher you’ll give a Thai yoga massage (also called Nuad Thai Massage), based on acupressure and stretches. We start at the feet, then legs, back, arms, shoulders, neck and head

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Then we’ll switch, and you’ll receive the same massage by a participant

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While giving the massage you will be moving in yoga-like positions with Tai Chi movements, giving acupressure with thumbs, palms, fingers and feet to a participant over the clothes on a mat

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Plus when you receive the massage from another participant you will experience the health benefits of Thai yoga massage yourself

Health Benefits for Both:

Thai Hand Massage Class offers enormous health benefits for the one who receives the massage

AND

also for the one who gives the massage!

The massage you’ll discover during Thai Hand Class is called Nuad Thai massage.

This massage is different than other forms of massage, because both – the one who gives the massage and the one who receives the massage – are constantly moving in yoga-like positions with Tai Chi movements.

This is why not only the one receiving the massage, but also the one giving the massage becomes more flexible and is in meditation during the entire treatment.

Help yourself & others instantly:

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Reduce Stress:

By reducing the level of cortisol in your body.

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Create a relaxed mind:

By being in total meditation during the entire class.

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Eliminate pain:

By creating healthy fascia that is blocking the nerves.

 

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Become Happier:

By increasing endorphin, the happy hormone.

 

 

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Increase flexibility:

By giving and receiving massage you are moving in yoga-stretches.

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improve immune system:

By stimulating the movement of your lymph.

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save money:

By benefiting from the health benefits of weekly massage at an affordable cost. Plus by decreasing doctor’s bills & sick leave.

LIKE TO JOIN THAI HAND MASSAGE CLASS?

Class Schedule: 9.00-10.00 on weekdays, Fridays 18.00-19.00. (and starting in June: Mondays & Tuesdays 20.00-21.00)

CHOOSE:

Single class

Thai Hand Massage Class

€ 18

(incl vat)

OR

10 class card

Thai Hand Massage Class

€ 149

(incl vat)

WHAT OTHERS SAY:

Absolutely amazing! You will be full of energy for the rest of your day!

Eugenia Kis

I’ve done several courses at ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam. By repeating the courses I can keep practicing and learn a lot too. I’m glad these classes exist, so I can practice more on location.

Mapy van Boven

WHAT OTHERS SAY:

Very relaxing and comfortable.

Salim Kania

Supercool! What a gift. Receiving massage and learning how to give one.

Lobke Hartog

I felt totally relaxed and stress-free. So nice to finally think about nothing during a whole class, my mind was in peace.

Esther

LIKE TO JOIN THAI HAND MASSAGE CLASS?

Class Schedule: 9.00-10.00 on weekdays, Fridays 18.00-19.00. (and starting in June: Mondays & Tuesdays 20.00-21.00)

CHOOSE:

Single class

Thai Hand Massage Class

€ 18

(incl vat)

OR

10 class card

Thai Hand Massage Class

€ 149

(incl vat)

Class Schedule: 9.00-10.00 on weekdays, Fridays 18.00-19.00. (and starting in June: Mondays & Tuesdays 20.00-21.00)

See you soon on the massage mat!

First time?

Please read below important information.

What to bring

Hygiene is very important, as we massage each other over the clothes. So please come clean to class!

Please remember to bring:

  • A towel (to be placed over the head pillow) or rent it at the Front-desk.
  • Clean socks
  • Long sports trousers (Comfortable clothes in which you can move freely) 
  • Shirt with long sleeves (You might cool off when receiving massage)
  • Wear a T-shirt underneath (You might become warmer when giving massage)
  • A bottle of water (You can drink this after the class. We don’t have a break during class.)

We have 1 (mixed) changing room, but no lockers.

Arrive early

Please arrive on time.

The door opens 20 minutes before the class starts.

Your place is reserved until 5 minutes before the class starts.

Once the class has started, you cannot enter anymore, out of respect for fellow participants.

Are you new at ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam?

Make sure to come at least 20 minutes in advance for registration and a short introduction by the teacher.

Practice in silence

We practice in total silence the entire class, to stimulate meditation:

  • Please refrain from talking during the full 60 minutes of class.
  • For first timers, it might be hard not to gigle or communicate out loud.
  • It takes some practice, but please respect your fellow participants and try to not judge yourself or others and focuss on total meditation.
  • Even when we switch (from giving massage to receiving massage) please do so in total silence to not disturb the meditation of the rest of the class.
  • To avoid going to the toilet during class, be sure to not drink anything during class, and not much before class. 
  • Put your phone on silence mode or turn off during class.

Only AFTER class you can:

  • Ask questions
  • Give feedback
  • Go to the toilet
Joining alone

Don’t worry if you are not coming with a (massage) partner. Most participants come alone so we can introduce you to another participant. You don’t have to be shy, because you will be surrounded by like minded people, who like to improve their health and that of others by massage.

Can anyone join

Thai Hand Massage Class is a Thai yoga massage class in which you receive 30 minutes massage and give 30 minutes massage under the guidance of the teacher. Since we move as a group, we cannot adjust the massage to individual needs. If you have an injury or medical condition we advice you to take a massage treatment first, because only then you will be treated by a certified massage therapist who can adjust the massage to your individual needs.

Are you pregnant

First of all, congratulations on your pregnancy! If you wish to get a massage during your pregnancy your best option is to go to a therapist specialized in pregnancy massage. Thai Hand Massage Class is not suitable for pregnant women, since we move as a group and we cannot adjust the massage individually. We, therefore, advise you to look elsewhere and come back to us after delivery. As a new-mother we are sure you would love our Thai Hand Massage Class and it is a very good idea for mothers of young children to treat themselves to massage class to stay fit and healthy. In the meanwhile, enjoy your pregnancy and soon your newborn!

sitting on your knees

For Thai Hand Massage Class it is important that you are able to sit on your knees. If you have an injury on your knees, we advice you to book a Massage Treatment instead, to treat your knee problem, before taking part of Thai Hand Massage Class.

what to expect
  • Preparation:

Please bring:

  • A towel (to be placed over the head pillow) or rent it at the Front-desk.
  • Clean socks
  • Long sports trousers (Comfortable clothes in which you can move freely) 
  • Shirt with long sleeves (You might cool off when receiving massage)
  • Wear a T-shirt underneath (You might become warmer when giving massage)
  • A bottle of water (You can drink this after the class. We don’t have a break during class.)
  • Arrival:

Please arrive 20 minutes before if it is your first time for registration.

Once you arrive at ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam, you will be asked to fill out an intake form to record any relevant medical history, injuries or physical conditions we should be aware of.

  • Intake:

The teacher will talk with you about your medical conditions, and you decide together if adjustments should be made for your.

Please be aware that you should be able to sit on your knees during the class. And be aware that we practice as a group, so in the case of injuries we advice you book a massage treatment (you will then be massaged by a certified massage therapist, rather than by another participant as during Thai Hand Massage Class).

  • Change clothes:

In the dressing room, you can then change yourself into appropriate clothes for the Thai Hand Massage Class.

  • During the Thai Hand Massage Class:

You will benefit the most from the Thai Hand Massage Class if you close your eyes and relax during the time you get the massage. The participant of Thai Hand Massage Class will be at all times adjusting the pressure of the massage to soft, medium or hard, while following the teacher.

When you give the massage, just watch the teacher and follow. Try to be in meditation, we practice as a group during Thai Hand Massage Class. We also have workshops and courses in which we teach the positions, the use of bodyweight, contra-indications and indications and then there is time for questions. Thai Hand Massage Class is focussed on the experience of massage, rather than learning how to give a proper massage.

  • After the Thai Hand Massage Class:

After the Thai Hand Massage Class, you might have been feeling like you have slept several hours. This is a very common feeling. You can also experience a bit of muscle pain if it is your first class. The more you practice massage, the easier it will be.

Realize that the benefits of massage tend to be cumulative, so typically, you will feel better as you get additional Thai Hand Massage Class.

After the class

How you feel after a Thai Hand Massage Class, can differ from person to person and from time to time. We hear various comments after someone received and gave a Thai Yoga Massage during Thai Hand Massage Class.

Here are some: ‘super relaxed’, ‘it was a bit painful sometimes, but now I feel much better than before the massage’, ‘I feel that I have been sleeping for many hours’, ‘a total deep meditation, finally I stopped worrying’, ‘I feel super energized!’

If you have never done yoga before and are not practicing sports, you might feel some muscle pain after Thai Hand Massage Class. This is totally normal. The more you practice the more flexible and stronger your muscles will be, until one day there is no muscle pain and the class feels like a meditation and healing treatment.

If you already have some muscle tension or stress, the Thai Hand Massage Class can feel somewhat painful at some points, because we are working on treating your ailment and de-stressing. So after the Thai Hand Massage Class you should feel much better and the pain of the ailment has reduced.

If you are stressed, you might feel very relieved, happy and relaxed after the Thai Hand Massage Class.

Just keep your body hydrated after the class by drinking enough water or tea and don’t plan a heavy work-out directly after  Thai Hand Massage Class.

How to book

Choose a 10-card or 1 class on this page. Follow procedure on the website. After payment you can directly schedule your classes. It is very easy.

Making yourself AND others happier, healthier & stress-free.

Massage School ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam

Piri Reisplein 70
1057 KH Amsterdam

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