Imagine if you had the skills to reduce stress, eliminate pain (such as headaches, back pain, stiff neck, or sore shoulders), become happier, sleep better, and save money.

With the Nuad Thai Massage Program, you can make this a reality.


a step-by-step highly effective massage program, so you can help yourself and others to:


Improve overall health


Relieve pain


Improve immune system


Combat joint problems


Stop tech ailments


Manage stress


Release chronic tension


Increase happiness


Create a dream job

The courses in this program are internationally accredited and recognized.

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:

Inspiring health & life transitions

Over the years, we have taught over 10,000 people worldwide, both online and in-person at our school. Many of our program graduates have experienced incredible health and life transformationas. Here are some of our favorite success stories:

‘I used to weigh 101 kilos, suffered from lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and was emotionally down.

But now, I feel brilliant!’

Emmet Khan

‘I am so happy I could help my two sisters and my mother find pain relie without relying on painkillers, just by practicing the massage lessons from this program. 

Now, I work as a massage therapist, and it’s such a rewarding job!’

Louiza Kritikou

‘I am now mentally a lot more stable, at ease, and at peace with myself.

Giving massages energizes me, and I feel stronger and healthier than I did 30 years ago.’

Shaun Spencer

are you inspired by these stories?

Watch this video to get an impression of the Nuad Thai Massage Program in our school.


Click here to learn more about Nuad Thai massage

First and only UN-recognized massage technique

Nuad Thai – also called Thai yoga massage – is the only massage technique in the world recognized by Unesco as world heritage.

Health benefits for both client & masseur

This massage therapy is based on manipulation of the joints, acupressure along the muscles and stretching of the muscles, with enormous health benefits for both client, but also for the masseur.

Used in hospitals

In Asia, and Thailand in particular, massage is part of regular medicine (it is used in hospitals) and a daily routing with enormous health results. In the west, the benefits of massage are also becoming more and more familiar.

Different than other forms of massage

Nuad Thai massage is different than other forms of massage, because both masseur and client are constantly moving in yoga-like positions with Tai Chi movements. This is especially the case when performed in the original way: over the clothes on a mat on the floor.

Meditation & Flexibility

This is why not only the client but also the masseur becomes more flexible and is in meditation during the treatment.

Over 2500 years old

Nuad Thai massage is aimed at preventing ailments and improving overall health. This massage technique excists already for more than 2500 years. Originally it is done on the mat over the clothes and also widely known as traditional thai yoga massage.

Various massage disciplines

During the years Nuad Thai massage became populair worldwide and is now not only performed on a mat. You can also receive Nuad Thai massage on a chair or performed on the table. Mostly given as full-body massage over the clothes on the mat, Nuad Thai massage can also be given as foot reflexology massage. And since deep tissue & sports massage is mostly well-known in other areas of the world outside Asia, we do teach this technique as well as part of the Nuad Thai program.

The Courses in the Nuad Thai Massage Program:

* Thai Yoga Massage

Traditional Thai Yoga Massage is a preventive and therapeutic full body massage given on a mat on the floor.

The massage therapy is based on manipulation of the joints, acupressure along the muscles and stretching of the muscles, with enormous health benefits. Thai yoga massage is different than other forms of massage, because both masseur and client are constantly moving.

This is why not only the client but also the masseur becomes more flexible and is in meditation during the treatment.

* Thai Chair Massage

Thai Chair Massage is an effective massage to the back, neck, shoulders, and hands on a massage chair or on an ordinary chair. Thus, research shows that 15 minutes of chair massage results in reduced stress at work, increased alertness and increased speed and accuracy of mathematical calculations.

Office workers who are regularly massaged are more alert, perform better and are less stressed. Chair massage is the best massage to learn if you want a flexible job. As a chair massage therapist you can work in markets, festivals, offices, shops, businesses and more.

* Thai Foot reflexology massage

Thai Foot Reflexology Massage is a practical technique to loosen the feet using a Thai reflexology stick, relax and stimulate the body to restore its own healthy balance in a natural way. Foot reflexology is the most common massage in Asia against insomnia, headache, backache, knee pain, problems in the foot, stress and more.

The benefits of foot reflexology are not yet known in the West, but awareness grows, so you will have big career opportunities as a foot reflexologist.


* Thai Table Massage

Traditional Thai Table Massage is a preventive and therapeutic full body traditional Thai Yoga Massage treatment on the table, based on manipulation of joints, acupressure and stretches over the clothes. Thai Table Massage is the most sophisticated and increasingly demanded massage in wellness centers.

* Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue and Sports Massage is a massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue.

It is helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back pain, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders. The movement is slower than Classic Swedish Massage and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles).

It is known that through Deep Tissue (Sports) massage (professional) athletes recover faster from injuries and also to stay healthy.


Best job of the future

Nowadays Nuad Thai Massage is becoming more well-known as a treatment in regular western medicine.
Sociologists predict that use of smart phones and other internet devices will increase and therefore massage therapists will be more and more demanded in the future!

Enroll today for a happier, healthier & stress-free life

What do you get when you enroll?

Nuad Thai Massage Program Includes:

(Live lessons, Books & video tutorials)


The courses in this program are internationally accredited and recognized.

Phase 1

Foundation of Self-Healing

Online Thai Yoga Massage Course Level 1


Thai Hand Massage Class

After completion you’ll be able to:


make yourself and others healthier by giving and receiving a weekly massage of 30 minutes

Online Thai Yoga Massage Course Level 1


Thai Yoga Massage Foundation Course

After completion you’ll be able to:


relieve back pain, headaches, abdominal pain, and more by giving 1-2 hours of Thai Yoga Massage

Online Thai Yoga Massage Course Level 2


Thai Yoga Massage Intermediate course

After completion you’ll be able to:


improve the immune system to prevent illness, disease, and infection by giving 1-2 hours of Thai Yoga Massage

Phase 2

Balance Unhealthy Lifestyle

Thai Table Massage Course Online


Thai Table Massage Course

After completion you’ll be able to:


combat joint problems like arthritis, tendinitis, and knee pain by giving 1-2 hours of Thai Table Massage

Thai Ch Massage Course Online


Thai Chair Massage Course

After completion you’ll be able to:


alleviate tech-related ailments like RSI, sore shoulders, and neck pain by giving 20 minutes of Thai Chair Massage

Thai Foot Reflexology Massage Course Online


Thai Foot Reflexology Massage Course

After completion you’ll be able to:


manage stress to combat insomnia, burnout, anxiety and depression by giving a 1-hour Thai Foot Reflexology Massage

Phase 3

Master Massage Skills

Thai Ch Massage Course Online


deep tissue and sports massage course

After completion you’ll be able to:


prevent and release chronic tension and muscle pain by giving 1-2 hours of Deep Tissue and Sports Massage

Thai Ch Massage Course Online


thai hand lifestyle

After completion you’ll be able to:


increase happiness & fulfillment by mastering massage to help yourself and others to heal

Thai Ch Massage Course Online


dream job method

After completion you’ll be able to:


create the perfect massage dream job that provides satisfaction, improves your health, and gives you energy.

And also …

Unlimited 6-month class cards for:

Practice Classes

Unlimited 6-months class card

Extra lessons?

If you’d like to have extra lessons, you can practice your massage techniques under supervision as often as you like during the practice lessons.


there’s more!

It is our mission to help you succeed in your goals. Over the years, we’ve updated the program to make it easier to reach these goals.

That’s why we’ve created these bonuses.

You’ll receive them too …

No experience?


Bonus Resource

# 1.

Massage Anatomy for Beginners.

€ 97



Don’t have massage experience?

This easy-to-follow guide teaches you the basics of anatomy for massage, so you can give an effective massage, even if you have no prior massage knowledge.

You may start out as a beginner with no knowledge but definitely will leave as an advanced level student.

No time?


Bonus Resource

# 2.

Relaxed in 15 Minutes: Quick Fix Massage Tutorial – When you don’t have time.

€ 297



Don’t have time, but still in need to make yourself or your partner relaxed?

This tutorial teaches you how just 15 minutes of massage can be enough for a quick fix to help you relax even when you’re short on time.

No money?


Bonus Resource

# 3.

How to make your first €1800 in 20 hours by giving massage.

€ 97



Like to earn with massage?

This tutorial teaches you how you can earn money with massage directly after purchasing this program. You’ll learn strategies to easily earn back your investment of this program and more.

If it does not fit your schedule?

Like to start earlier? Like to have other dates?


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

Do you want to follow the program online only instead of in our school? Click here >


A very professional massage school with a personal touch. And this makes it a special place. Their teaching style combined with their knowledge of the human body and mind make this type of massage a form of healing. Healing of the body and mind.

Olivier Soffer

ITM Thai Hand are the most knowledgeable school in the Netherlands for Thai yoga massage. I have been following them since 2009 and have watched them grow into a high quality school and center that offers something for everyone and they offer big bang for your buck! Love these guys.. Thank u for bringing this more and more into the western world.. namaste.



With so many happy students, amazing results, and 5-star reviews, we want you to achieve the same. We offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee because we’re confident that if you want to learn Nuad Thai massage, this program will work for you.

Not satisfied?


return Guarantee


Based on our existing members who have already joined and are now experiencing the health benefits of Nuad Thai Massage, we think you are going to love what we’ve created­! But of course, we realize it can’t be a perfect fit for everyone. At ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam we believe you should only pay for the things that actually get you results. So, if you go through the full program, do all the exercises, and within 6 months you still don’t know how to give a Nuad Thai Massage treatment, we will refund the whole program.

Simply put, we believe in what we’ve created in the Nuad Thai Massage Program. But we cannot do the practice for you. We’ve done our part to create and continually improve this program that we know will give you the tools to be able to give amazing professional Nuad Thai Massage treatments. We have done this for thousands of people! But… you need to practice.

That being said, if you put in the practice, we are confident you will be able to give massage treatments. But if you don’t gain value from this program for any reason, just send an email to: to show your practice and we will provide you personal support and/or refund your purchase.


So happy to have found ITM in Amsterdam. I feel very grateful to have had such inspiring and enthusiastic teachers. I was working in an office job for years before and couldn’t understand why I wasn’t feeling happy. It launched me smiling into a whole world of holistic health and healing for which I am so happy to have discovered. My whole life has changed. I was inspired to take more courses and went to ITM Chang Mai in Thailand also. Since then I’ve been to India to stay in an Ashram, my whole world has changed and I feel so thankful to ITM for supporting me at the start of my journey

Emi Baldwin

If you want to become a massage therapist, I highly recommend this school as they can provide the training with or without any experience and you can ask as many questions as you want until you understand the whole thing.

Jomar Tungcul

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

My skills and knowledge as a massage therapist have improved drastically since I follow classes at this school. I am happy that I chose ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to learn excellent massage techniques as well as different types of massage. It is all offered at one school: ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam. It really is a great school for those who are already massage therapists as well as those who do not have any experience yet in this field.

Louiza Kritkou

Frequently asked questions


I don’t have experience. Can I join?

Step-by-step Learning Guarantee

We will teach you everything from the beginning. During the live lessons in our school you’ll receive massage and give massage under the guidance of the teacher. We teach in small groups. You can watch the lessons online as well to practice more if you wish, at your own pace. We offer personal support, to be sure you will have all the tools to be a great Nuad Thai Massage therapist and be fully ready for your new career. Or if a new career is not your desire, you will be fully ready to give great massage treatments to improve the health of your friends and family.

How do I know if the quality is good?

High Quality Guarantee

ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam is:

  • Partner 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.
  • Registered at CRKBO – Central Register for Short Professional Education
  • Registered at World Massage Federation.


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)
How do I know if the massage techniques will work?

Scientific Guarantee

The massage techniques you’ll learn in this program are:

  • over 2500 years old.
  • based on centuries of trial and error and have proofed to work, based on empiric and scientific research.
  • used in hospitals in Thailand
  • recognized by Unesco as a world heritage as the first and only massage worlwide

So there is the scientific proof.

Plus we’ve seen the enormous health improvements on the more than 10,000 people we have been teaching worldwide and on ourselves as well. Since we discovered the benefits of massage our lives have changed immensely: We are happy and pain-free.



do I have to become a massage therapist?

therapist Guarantee

Of course you don’t have to change your career if you don’t want to. It is up to you. Many of our students enroll to this program because they want to learn Nuad Thai Massage, without the intention to make a career out of it. However, most of our massage students do want to work as a massage therapist.

The Nuad Thai Massage course trains you to become a Nuad Thai Massage Therapist – all round. That is, after completing the training, participants can work as a Thai yoga massage therapist on the mat and on the table, deep tissue & sports massage therapist, foot reflexology massage therapist and chair massage therapist.

For example, many of our successful students find a job immediately after the training or during the training as a chair masseur at companies and by appointment at home, in a massage parlor, Spa, hotel or sauna, at a physiotherapist, health center, gym, yoga studio, wellness center or a beautician. In addition, a large part of our successful students set up their own massage company.

We have seen an increasing demand for Nuad Thai massage therapists in recent years and research shows that this demand will continue to grow. More and more people book massage treatments to treat and prevent health problems. This mainly concerns neck pain, back pain, RSI, headache, knee pain, fatigue, burn-out complaints, etc. that are caused by too little exercise, stress and long working hours on computers, tablets, etc.

ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam is regularly looking for new employees and we also connect our graduate therapists with centers and practices that approach us because they have vacancies. In addition, we guide our students in setting up their own massage company so that they can work as an independent massage therapist.

Do I get a job guarantee?

If you are serious about learning Nuad Thai massage, then you can find a job. We see this happen all the time with our graduates. Of course, we cannot guarantee you a job, just as a university degree, for example, does not guarantee you work either. ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam regularly seeks new employees and we also connect our graduate therapists with centers and practices who have vacancies. We see a growing demand for Nuad Thai Masseurs and believe that this demand will continue to grow. So our graduates should be able to find a job quite easily.

Can I really learn at my own pace?

24/7 access Guarantee

Yes. Besides the live face-to-face lessons in our school (offline), you’ll get direct you’ll get direct access to the online lessons as well, upon purchasing. These online lessons are entirely self-paced and the content is online 24/7, so you can take it whenever and wherever you want. Plus you get 1-year access so you can return to the content again and again. Moreover we also give personal guidance.

Do I get a certificate?

International Certifications Guarantee

Receive internationally recognized certificates

Upon successful completion of the program, it is optional to get certified. The certification consists of 6 practical exams which you can take online or live in our school in Amsterdam (you can choose what fits you best!) – 90 euro per exam.

ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam is an internationally accredited massage school, a franchise of ITM Chiang Mai, 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 Thai Yoga Massage Level 1 (Nuad Bo Rarn), Thai Yoga Massage Level 2 (Nuad Bo Rarn), Thai Table Massage, Thai Chair Massage, Thai Foot Reflexology and Deep Tissue (Sports) Massage are internationally recognized.

can i start my massage practice afterwards?

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.

How is the program content delivered?

Besides the live face-to-face lessons in our school (offline)you’ll get upon purchasing direct access to the online lessons as well. These lessons all sit on one private portal online at For each module there are videos and PDF downloadables. You can watch, listen or read – or all 3.

For how long will I have access to the content?

The program takes 6 months. During these 6 months of lessons live in our school we give you all the support we can give you to teach you all the skills to become a professional Nuad Thai Massage Therapists and to help you make yourself healthier, happier and stress-free as well. However, you will have 1 year access to all the program content. This is usually enough to master all the information. However, if you like to have access longer, it is optional to renew your access for a very small fee. And of course the printed books are yours forever.

Since we have added deadlines for our programs, we see a huge impact on the results that our students book. More and more students start the program, right after purchasing to help themselves AND others to instantly reduce stress, eliminate pain, become happier, healthier, sleep better AND save money. It is such an honor to hear these amazing life changing stories! So forget procrastination, start as soon as possible, even if you think you don’t have time. With just 15 minutes, you can make already a huge difference.

What if English is not my first language?

All classes are taught in English, including 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 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. Nuad Thai massage is traditionally taught and learned by feeling and looking – so English is not essential, but only makes it easier to learn.

Who are the teachers? And why are they qualified?

Massage School ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam

We are not fly-by-night course creators.

We are an INTERNATIONALLY ACCREDITED AND RECOGNIZED massage school with a home base in Amsterdam since 2009.

Over the years we have taught more than 10,000 people worldwide and professionally trained 600+ therapists in the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Germany and Thailand.

Nicole and Manel at Massage School ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam

ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam was founded by Manuel Luque Aguilera and Nicole van Zurk.

We both come from professional corporate backgrounds and understand the stresses that come with professional careers well. 

 We found the benefits of Thai massage while searching for a solution for our own physical ailments.

Captivated by this preventive and therapeutic technique we decided to leave our jobs, learn more about Thai massage in Thailand and eventually teach this technique to our students.

I have health issues. Is a massage training right for me at the moment or is it better to wait until I am completely fit?

Our unique teaching method ensures that you also experience the health benefits of massage during the classes. Many of our students heal their burnout, back pain, headaches and stress simply by taking the massage classes and experiencing the benefits of Nuad Thai massage themselves.

Personal message from us:

If you feel that now is the time to make yourself and others happier, healthier and stress-free, to gain fulfillment, and to heal your stress, headaches, back pain, burnout and Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), then this program is for you. Sign up for the Nuad Thai Massage Training today!

We look forward to teaching you.

Create a healthy, happy and stress-free day today.

Nicole van Zurk & Manuel Luque Aguilera

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