Massage Courses


Follow a massage course if you don’t want to follow a full massage program (yet)


Receive internationally certified certificates


Learn how to give professional massage treatments


Massage courses in English at our Massage School in Amsterdam

Would you like to discuss which of our programs is best suited for you? Our expert coaches are here to assist you every step of the way. In a brief, no-pressure call, we’ll discuss your goals and preferences.

You can book your free consultation call here:

Thai Yoga Massage Course Level 1

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Deep Tissue & Sports Massage Course

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Thai Yoga Massage Course Level 2

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Thai Yoga Massage Course Level 3

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Thai Yoga massage course level 4

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Acupressure Therapy Massage Course for Health (Wat po style)

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Discover what’s right for you

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In one word – wonderful! The school really allows you to leave your daily worries outside for a while. Courses are well structured in meaningful units and lessons, and the way of teaching allows for quick assimilation of knowledge. And of course, the driving force behind it all are teachers. Rarely can you find so many different personalities with different teaching styles working in one place in such harmony. Regardless of differences, they all share something in common – high level of expertise, and most importantly, the same passion for what they do. That is what makes you feel at home and pushes you to learn and practice, and then learn even more and practice more and more…

Nenad Cupic

Love the way they teach, with a lot of passion and no-nonsense👏🏻.
The videos are also very clear and a real added value for me to practice at home. When you still have questions you can always come to visit them for explanation (at a fixed time).
If you want to learn Thai Massage you are at the right address here 😀

Joëy de Man

Any questions?

Please read below FAQ

Do I get a certificate?

Upon successful completion of the course, it is optional to get certified. The certification consists of a practical exam – live in our school in Amsterdam or online – the fee is 90 euro and you can take the exam whenever you are ready.

ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam is an internationally accredited massage school, a franchise of ITM Chiang Mai, awarded as the best Massage School in Thailand.

Our school is registered at the Central Register of Short Professional Education, CRKBO (Centraal Register Kort Beroepsonderwijs) and the World Massage Federation.

The certificates you will receive as a graduate of our courses are internationally recognized.

Can I work as a professional massage therapist after receiving an ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam diploma?

Yes, you can. When you graduate from your ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam massage training course, you will receive an internationally recognized certificate.

This type of qualification is recognised in different countries. It will inform employers and clients that you have received the training necessary to practise massage therapy as a professional massage therapist.

ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam is widely considered to be a leading provider of Nuad Thai Massage training in Amsterdam. This is why we frequently receive requests from Spa’s, yoga studios, health centers and massage studios if we have graduates to fill in their massage vacancies.

In the Netherlands, the profession of ‘massage therapist’ is not protected. You can start working as an independent massage therapist as soon as you have a work space and are registered at the Chamber of Commerce. Your certification also allows you to work at Spa’s, wellness centers and yoga schools. There is a large demand for Nuad Thai massage therapists.

However, if you want to become a massage therapist, we recommend you to follow the Nuad Thai Massage full program, so you will learn different massage techniques to offer your clients, plus you’ll learn all you need to know to become a professional massage therapist, how to set up your company, how to find clients etc. For the Nuad Thai Massage Program click here.

I don't know which course to choose?

If you don’t know which course to take, we recommend you to take the Thai yoga massage course Level 1. But of course you can also contact us and ask your questions, so we can give you all the information so you can take an informed decision. Just email to

What do I need?

To start your massage course you don’t need anything specific. Just wear comfortable clothes in which you can move freely.

I'm not sure if my English is sufficient?

The massage courses are taught in English at Massage School ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam. Also the didactic materials are in English. But if you have a problem with the language, we also speak Dutch and Spanish. Our students come from different countries. Some have English as their mother tongue, but most have English as a second or third language. Our students have never had a problem with the language, even if their English is very basic. Thai massage is traditionally taught and learned by feeling and looking – so English is not essential, but only makes it easier to learn.

Do I need to have any qualifications to start the course?

You don’t need to have any experience. Some of our students have a medical background or are already working as a masseur. But this is not needed for the course. We will teach you step-by-step from the start how to give professional massage treatments.

How can I tell which massage school is best for me?

When comparing massage courses there are many factors to keep in mind. The quality of the teachers, the curriculum,the amount of hands-on practice material, the qualification you will receive, the style of teaching and of course your own goals, just to name a few.

Our team at ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam is happy to help you guide through all these factors, so you can make an informed decision. If you like you can even sit-in on a massage class to see if our teaching style is what you are looking for. Just email if you like to do that and we can let you know the possibilities.

How qualified are the teachers?

We work only with qualified and certified teachers who are passionate to teach massage.

ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam is registered at CRKBO – Central Register for Short Professional Education and the World Massage Federation.

We are partners of UWV, the Dutch provider of employee insurance. Citizens of the Netherlands who are unemployed or are on sick leave can apply for government funding for our massage programs.

Moreover ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam is the first European franchise of ITM Chiang Mai, International Training Massage School in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, awarded as 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)
Is a course something for me?

The training of Massage School ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam is suitable for anyone with an interest in massage. Our school has trained over 10,000 students of all ages and backgrounds who come from many different countries. If you are looking for a career change, interested in starting a career, additional training as a therapist or if you are looking for a hobby — you are all welcome to take part in one of our massage courses.

When can I start?

ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam has both weekend and weekday courses starting throughout the whole year. When you click on a course, you can check out the course dates and choose a date that fits you best. If you choose to enrol to an online course you can start directly after payment.

We look forward to having you in our lessons. If you have more questions, just send us an email to Our team will be happy to help you.

Find what’s right for you

Don’t know what to choose?


Ask us your questions during a free consultation call, and we are happy to help you by making an informed decision: