NUAD THAI MASSAGE PROGRAM

You AND your partner happier, healthier & stress-free, just in 6 months.

The courses in this program are acknowledged by the Ministry of Health and Education of Thailand.

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For an impression of the Nuad Thai Massage Program in our school, watch our featured interview on national Dutch television.
(It is in English, only the introduction of the presenter is in Dutch)

FOR WHO?

If you like to learn how to make yourself and others:

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Instantly relax

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Happier

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Stress-free

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Sleep better

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How to reduce

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 Back pain

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Headache

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Knee pain

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Neck pain

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 Shoulder pain

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Abdominal pain

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Burn-out

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And more…

For everyone who wants to become a professional Nuad Thai Massage Therapist AND also if you like to learn this as a hobby

(to help your friends, family, colleagues and yourself)

The courses in this program are approved and authorized by ITM, International Training Massage School in Chiang Mai (of which we are a franchise) and are internationally recognized and  acknowledged by the Ministry of Health and Education of Thailand.

SCHEDULE

Online training you can start today. You can choose to study online only and start today. Or online PLUS face-to-face in our school.
In-class training in our school in Amsterdam starts various times a year. For class dates, scroll down.

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We teach you step-by-step:

Month 1

Thai Yoga Massage Level 1

Month 2

Thai Yoga Massage Level 2

Month 3

Thai Table Massage

Month 4

Thai Chair Massage

Month 5

Thai Foot Reflexology Massage

Month 6

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage

WHAT IS THE NUAD THAI MASSAGE PROGRAM?

 

A hands-on training to learn Nuad Thai Massage Therapy.
To make others happier, healthier & stress-free.
Plus also YOURSELF!

 

Because when you give Nuad Thai massage you:

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Move in yoga positions

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Become more flexible

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Experience total meditation & relaxation

Thai Foot Reflexology Massage

WHAT IS NUAD THAI MASSAGE?

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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 part of the Nuad Thai program.

What is Traditional 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.

What is 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.

Wat is 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.

What is 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.

What 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.

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!

IS THE NUAD THAI YOGA MASSAGE PROGRAM SOMETHING FOR YOU?

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This unique Thai Yoga Massage Therapy Program is for you if one or more of the below fits you:

  • You like to become a professional Nuad Thai Massage Therapist
  • You are a yoga teacher and want to expand your services
  • You are a (physio)therapist and want to learn more techniques
  • You want to help your friends/family with their health problems and stress-level
  • You want your pain and discomfort to disappear and boost your immune system
  • You are stressed-out and want to feel relaxed and happy
Thai Chair Massage for tired shoulders

LIKE TO MAKE YOURSELF AND OTHERS HAPPIER, HEALTHIER & STRESS-FREE?

WHAT OTHERS SAY:

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.

Lizi

What to expect?

Step-by-step training

Deep Tissue Massage step-by-step training
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We teach you from the beginning

Step-by-step

Lessons are very practical

Study at your own pace

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Follow the program at your own pace. Every month you will receive the next course. During the month we guide you through the lessons. You can watch the lessons at your own pace.
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You can schedule your (practical) exams if you like, when you are ready for it. This is optional.

Online Training

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Online training, what does that mean?

You only need your computer, laptop, notebook or smart phone. And you can follow the lessons like you were with us in the school. We teach you the same as in our school; slow, clear and with a lot of extra tips and tricks.

You can follow the online program…

  • Where you like, because you only need internet connection
  • When you like, because you have direct access and can start when you like
  • As many times as you like, because you have 1 year access

After registration for the online program you have immediate access, so you can start today!

START TODAY!

Personal guidance

We will guide you personally online through the lessons. If you like you can have extra support and ask all your questions to us personally and we will show you the answers on our scheduled calls, so we are sure you will learn everything well.

International community

You will have access to our international community, so you can connect to fellow massage students if you wish.

Thai Table Massage for stiff legs

WHAT WILL YOU BE LEARNING?

During the program you will learn:

Level 1

Foundation of
Thai Massage

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Level 1

Foundation of Thai Massage

  • Preventive and therapeutic Thai yoga massage, based on acupressure and stretches,  starting at the feet, then legs, back, arms, shoulders, neck and head
  • Learn how to use your bodyweight when giving acupressure with thumbs, palms, fingers and feet over the clothes on a mat
  • Relieve complaints of RSI, headache, whiplash, back pain, stiff legs, stress and more
  • Masseur and client become both more flexible and experience deep meditation during the massage
  • After completion of level 1 you’ll be able to relieve complaints of RSI, headache, whiplash, back pain, stiff legs, stress and more
  • No experience needed!

Level 2

Intermediate
Thai Massage

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Level 2

Intermediate Thai Massage

  • Expanding of massage learnt in level 1
  • After completion of the course you’ll be able to relieve back pain, neck pain, stiff shoulders, stiff back, headache, stress, burn-out and more
  • Learn to massage the client in back position, side position and sitting position
  • After completion of Level 1 & 2 you’ll be able to give professional Thai Yoga Massage treatments

Thai Table Massage

Thai
Table Massage

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THAI TABLE MASSAGE

Content:

  • Preventive and therapeutic full body traditional Thai Yoga Massage treatment on the table, based on manipulation of joints, acupressure and stretches over the clothes.
  • Increases flexibility and the client experiences deep relaxation through passive stretching and acupressure.
  • Thai massage diminishes stress, relaxes tension areas in the whole body, is good for headache and back pain, improves flexibility and boosts the energy level.

Objective:

Upon completion students are able to perform an effective Thai Table Massage of 1 to 2 hours.

Thai Chair Massage

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THAI CHAIR MASSAGE LANNA STYLE

Content:

  • Effective massage to the back, neck, shoulders, and hands on a massage chair and on an ordinary chair.
  • Innovative blend of Thai Massage movements and Thai acupressure points.
  • Relieves stress, boosts energy, alertness and productivity. Increases blood circulation, reduces muscle tension and pain.
  • Helps to relieve repetitive-stress-injuries (RSI), relaxes and rejuvenates.

Objective:

Upon completion students are able to perform a Thai Chair Massage depending on the needs of the client, from 20 minutes to maximum 1 hour.

Thai Foot Reflexology Massage

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THAI FOOT REFLEXOLOGY

Content:

  • 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.
  • Works with the reflex points on the feet that match each organ in the body.
  • The nerve endings of the various organs in the body lead to the palms and soles of the feet. Abnormal function or blockage in the organs causes pain in the associated pressure point. When this pressure point is stimulated, the blockade is removed and the organ is returned to its correct function.

Objective:

Upon completion students are able to perform an effective Thai Foot Reflexology Massage of 1 hour.

Deep Tissue (Sports) Massage

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DEEP TISSUE (SPORTS) MASSAGE

Content:

  • A massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue.
  • 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.
  • 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).

Objective:

Upon completion students are able to perform an effective Deep Tissue and Sports Massage of 1 to 1,5 hours on a table using oil.

Anatomy & Physiology

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ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

Content:

  • Basic anatomy and physiology for massage
  • Effects of massage per organ system (Circulatory System, Endocrine System, Gastrointestinal (Digestive) System, Integumentary System, Lymphatic System, Muscular System, Nervous System, Reproduction System, Respiratory System, Skeletal System and Urinary System)
  • Indications and contra-indications for massage protocols

Objective:

After completion students will have basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology and are able to determine the indications and contra-indications for the massage protocols.

How to set up your company

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HOW TO SET UP YOUR COMPANY

We also teach you how to set up your massage company, in the case you like to become a professional massage therapist. So you are ready to start to have a very fulfilling career. But don’t worry, if you don’t want to become a massage therapist, you can still do this program.

RECEIVE INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

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RECEIVE INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATIONS (optional)

Upon successful completion of the program, it is optional to get certified. The certification consists of 6 practical exams – live in our school in Amsterdam – 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.

WHAT OTHERS SAY:

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

YES, I LIKE TO JOIN THE NUAD THAI MASSAGE PROGRAM

 

start today online

or in september online and in our school face-to-face with the teacher

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CHOOSE

NUAD THAI MASSAGE PROGRAM

ONLINE ONLY

START TODAY

When you choose for online only you can start immediately.

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INCLUSIVE: ALL PROGRAMS FEES

 

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ALL DIDACTIC MATERIALS

Bonuses:

● 4 online workshops
● E-book The Health Benefits of Massage
● Information on the health benefits of massage
● E-book Anatomy for Nuad Thai Massage
● The basics of anatomy for Nuad Thai Massage
● E-book Biology of Massage
● And much more……

€ 900

(incl vat)

Pay at once and save 90 Euro

Or

NUAD THAI MASSAGE PROGRAM ONLINE

+ OFFLINE IN THE WEEKEND

START IN JANUARY, CLICK FOR THE DATES

Weekend program: Sat & Sun 10.00-18.00 (3rd weekend of the Month)

  • January 23 & 24
  • February 20 & 21
  • March 20 & 21
  • April 16 & 17
  • May 22 & 23
  • June 19 & 20
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INCLUSIVE: ALL PROGRAMS FEES

 

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ALL DIDACTIC MATERIALS

Bonuses:

● 4 online workshops
● E-book The Health Benefits of Massage
● Information on the health benefits of massage
● E-book Anatomy for Nuad Thai Massage
● The basics of anatomy for Nuad Thai Massage
● E-book Biology of Massage
● And much more……

€ 2994

(incl vat)

Pay at once and save 300 Euro

Or

NUAD THAI MASSAGE PROGRAM ONLINE

+ OFFLINE ON THURSDAY EVENING

START IN JANUARY, CLICK FOR THE DATES

Thursday program: 18.00 – 21.15

  • January 7, 14, 21 & 28
  • February 4, 11, 18 & March 4
  • March 11, 18, 25 and April 1
  • April 8, 15, 22 & 29
  • May 20 & 27 June 3 & 10
  • June 17, 24 plus July 1 & 8
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INCLUSIVE: ALL PROGRAMS FEES

 

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ALL DIDACTIC MATERIALS

Bonuses:

● 4 online workshops
● E-book The Health Benefits of Massage
● Information on the health benefits of massage
● E-book Anatomy for Nuad Thai Massage
● The basics of anatomy for Nuad Thai Massage
● E-book Biology of Massage
● And much more……

€ 2994

(incl vat)

Pay at once and save 300 Euro

Or

*** All prices are incl. VAT.
*** Payment in 6 installments possible.
*** You get direct access to the online training. So you can start today.
*** You have the option to get certified. The certification consists of 6 exams, 90 euro per exam.

NUAD THAI MASSAGE PROGRAM

ONLINE ONLY

START TODAY

When you choose for online only you can start immediately.

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INCLUSIVE: ALL PROGRAMS FEES

 

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ALL DIDACTIC MATERIALS

Bonuses:

● 4 online workshops
● E-book The Health Benefits of Massage
● Information on the health benefits of massage
● E-book Anatomy for Nuad Thai Massage
● The basics of anatomy for Nuad Thai Massage
● E-book Biology of Massage
● And much more……

€ 900

(incl vat)

Pay at once and save 90 Euro

Or

*** All prices are incl. VAT.
*** Payment in 6 installments possible.
*** You get direct access to the online training. So you can start today.
*** You have the option to get certified. The certification consists of 6 exams, 90 euro per exam.

NUAD THAI MASSAGE PROGRAM ONLINE

+ OFFLINE IN THE WEEKEND

START IN january, CLICK FOR THE DATES

Weekend program: Sat & Sun 10.00-18.00 (2nd weekend of the Month)

  • January 23 & 24
  • February 20 & 21
  • March 20 & 21
  • April 16 & 17
  • May 22 & 23
  • June 19 & 20
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INCLUSIVE: ALL PROGRAMS FEES

 

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ALL DIDACTIC MATERIALS

Bonuses:

● 4 online workshops
● E-book The Health Benefits of Massage
● Information on the health benefits of massage
● E-book Anatomy for Nuad Thai Massage
● The basics of anatomy for Nuad Thai Massage
● E-book Biology of Massage
● And much more……

€ 2994

(incl vat)

Pay at once and save 300 Euro

Or

*** All prices are incl. VAT.
*** Payment in 6 installments possible.
*** You get direct access to the online training. So you can start today.
*** You have the option to get certified. The certification consists of 6 exams, 90 euro per exam.

NUAD THAI MASSAGE PROGRAM ONLINE

+ OFFLINE ON THURSDAY EVENING

START IN january, CLICK FOR THE DATES

Thursday program: 18.00 – 21.15

  • January 7, 14, 21 & 28
  • February 4, 11, 18 & March 4
  • March 11, 18, 25 and April 1
  • April 8, 15, 22 & 29
  • May 20 & 27 June 3 & 10
  • June 17, 24 plus July 1 & 8
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INCLUSIVE: ALL PROGRAMS FEES

 

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ALL DIDACTIC MATERIALS

Bonuses:

● 4 online workshops
● E-book The Health Benefits of Massage
● Information on the health benefits of massage
● E-book Anatomy for Nuad Thai Massage
● The basics of anatomy for Nuad Thai Massage
● E-book Biology of Massage
● And much more……

€ 2994

(incl vat)

Pay at once and save 300 Euro

Or

*** All prices are incl. VAT.
*** Payment in 6 installments possible.
*** You get direct access to the online training. So you can start today.
*** You have the option to get certified. The certification consists of 6 exams, 90 euro per exam.

YOUR INVESTMENT

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Investing in training at ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam is investing in professional training, internationally recognized certifications, a new career, but also an important investment in your health.

It is our mission at ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam improve the health of as many people as possible. Our lives has been positively changed since we discovered the many health benefits of massage.

Therefore we love to share the major benefits of the preventive and curative techniques of Thai massage with anyone who is interested.
As one of our alumni graduates noted: “It is such a grateful task to make others healthier with Nuad Thai Massage treatments. And as a therapist you feel healthier as you also work on improving your health. It’s great to have a job that you really enjoy.”

Of course, investing in your Nuad Thai Massage training is a big decision. In our courses, we teach you everything you need to know from the very start, so experience in massage is not necessary.

Our guidance is professional and personal.

We also give you all the tools you need as a professional Nuad Thai Massage Therapist.

Our graduate students have opened their own Nuad Thai Massage practice, studios and schools or work at other practices and spa’s, hotels, schools and health centers. They easily earned back the investment they made in the Nuad Thai Massage Program within a few months.

But also if you don’t want to become a professional massage therapist, the Nuad Thai Massage Program is a good investment because you will learn how to eliminate pain, reduce stress and more to save money for medications or doctor bills.

We look forward seeing you in class!

Nicole van Zurk & Manuel Luque Aguilera 

We look forward seeing you in class

Why ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam?

ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam was founded by Manuel Luque Aguilera & Nicole Luque Aguilera – van Zurk.
We met in Thailand years ago while studying traditional Thai yoga massage. Since then we dedicate our lives to study and to teach the impact of acupressure massage and stretches on human tissue.

The enormous health improvements on the more than 10,000 people we have been teaching worldwide, plus all the empiric knowledge of our students and clients over the past 10 years, complements our fascination for massage.

It is our mission to make as many people as possible happier, healthier and stress-free by learning massage.
We are very passionate about massage, because since we discovered the benefits of traditional massage our lives have been changed immensely: we are happy and pain-free.

We teach beginner and professional international certified acupressure and Thai yoga massage courses – in English – with Western explanations in the form of introduction lessons (Life Balance and workshops), courses and full massage programs. We are a franchise of ITM Chiang Mai (where we met), internationally accredited and recognized.

You can join online, in our school in Amsterdam or during retreats in Thailand.

We are happy to help you in making yourself AND others happier, healthier and stress-free.

Internationally accredited and recognized

Over 10,000 students have chosen ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam.

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

The first European franchise of ITM

ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam is registered at CRKBO – Central Register for Short Professional Education – and the World Massage Federation. 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.This is the best Thai massage school in Thailand, acknowledged by the Thai Department of Health and Education and internationally recognized by many organizations, including the following:

  • 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)

Certificates for students

Approved and authorized by ITM

Students who follow ITM courses, receive certificates that have been approved and authorized by ITM, International Training Massage School and are internationally recognized and acknowledged by the Ministry of Health and Education of Thailand.

Questions?

You may still have certain questions.
In the course of time we have collected the most frequently asked questions about the Nuad Thai Massage Program.

Please see our FAQ list below.

FAQ

It is quite an investment, so I am not sure

Yes, it is an investment. We understand. If you really cannot pay the investment at once, we offer an installment plan, which is 150 euro per month.

Okay, I can pay in installments, but it is still a big investment for me

We understand. Do keep in mind you can earn your investment back within a few months after completing the training. We feel our installment plan gives you time and space. The Nuad Thai Massage – Program offers a powerful transformation as it helps you improve your health and happiness and that of others. It will truly change your life.

Can I start my own massage practice?

The profession of ‘masseur’ is not protected. You can start working as an independent masseur 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.

I don’t have any massage experience. Can I still join?

We will teach you everything from the beginning. You will learn what it takes to be a massage therapist. You can retake our courses, because you have free access for 1 year. We offer personal support, so are sure you will have all the tools to be a great Nuad Thai Masseur 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.

We believe practice makes perfect. The exams are also purely practice exams. We believe that our curriculum provides you with all the necessary information and tools to become a really good Nuad Thai masseur.

I am not looking for a new career, but would just like to learn massage. Is this for me?

Even if you are not looking for a career switch, but do want to make yourself and others healthier, then you are very welcome at our training sessions on how to massage your friends and family.

I have no massage or yoga experience. Is that a problem?

No worries, you do not need any experience. Some of our students have a medical background or already work as a masseur. However, this is not essential for the training. We teach you everything from the start and step-by-step.

I would like to feel fitter and improve my health first. 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.

How do I know if I am ready?

You do not need any experience. We will teach you everything you need to know to become a Nuad Thai Masseur right from the beginning.

How does this type of massage differ from other types?

Nuad Thai massage is based on acupressure, reflexology and yoga-like stretching. It is a full body massage that is given over the clothes, on a mat and usually lasts about 1.5 hours. Both the client as well as the masseur benefit from the massage. They both improve their flexibility through yoga-like stretches, reduce stress due to the meditative status during the massage and improve their blood circulation as they are doing exercise. Due to the light acupressure and soft stretches – which you can deepen according to the client’s needs – this massage is accessible for everyone. During this program you will also learn how to give Nuad Thai on the table, the chair and we will teach you Thai foot reflexology and deep tissue massage.

Can I study at my own pace?

We believe that everyone can learn Nuad Thai massage and that everyone has their own study pace. So ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam offers you the opportunity to study at your own pace. You can watch all the videos at the time that is good for you. Or you can retake the courses, the modules of the training. You can also book private sessions. We are happy to accommodate you.

Does the training offer a 100% job guarantee after graduation?

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 get a scholarship?

Many of our students receive funds for courses at ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam. Do you have a job? Ask your employer about funding programs and other opportunities. Unemployed? Submit an application to the UWV. You can also set up crowdfunding and have others finance your education. If you need any help, then please contact us.

I have studied Nuad Thai massage at other schools. Can I still participate?

We will look at the type of training you have completed, and what your understanding of Thai massage is, to help you determine which classes are suitable for you. Ideally, we encourage everyone to start with Level 1 as it is a good foundation for Thai massage. The techniques of our advanced courses always relate to the techniques of Level 1. If you studied at ITM Thai Hand Berlin or ITM Chiang Mai, you can proceed to the next level or retake our courses. Please let us know.

Do I still have to pay a tuition fee once I have graduated?

No. Many of our graduates come back and take new classes, but this is not mandatory.

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Inspirational story from one of our graduates:

HOW LOUIZA CURES HER WHOLE FAMILY

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‘My two sisters and my mother were on daily medications. They tried everything to get rid of the pains’, says Louiza Kritikou. ‘I am so happy I could help them with massage.’

When Louiza told me her amazing story, I immediately felt like I needed to share this. Because giving massage treatments to your parents, siblings and kids is not so much integrated into our daily lives here in the west.

Actually, it is hardly done at all…

How many people do you know who are giving massage treatments to their families? I am sure that after reading this inspirational story you are with me that this needs to be changed.

So here is her story:

Louiza:

‘It is not in the lifestyle of most people I know to get a massage to improve health. This was also the case for my own family. My parents and sisters did not get massage treatments, because they did not know how beneficial massage can be.

During my massage study, I needed to practice for my exams. I followed the massage programs in Amsterdam and then I went back to my home in Cyprus. So I kept on nagging my family to let me massage them because I knew that they would see a big difference. And they did. They were so impressed.

SEVERE CONSTIPATION

My sister who is 38 years old suffers from severe constipation. She tried so many things. She tried detox. Then herbal pills to help with the movement of the bowel. She did treatments with a nutritionist. And her regular doctor subscribed medicine. But nothing worked for her.

When I was practising for my Thai yoga massage exams, I just started to massage her belly and she immediately after the massage was able to go to the toilet. That was such a relief for her.

IT IS AMAZING!

And when she went on holiday for 10 days and I didn’t massage her, she didn’t even go to the toilet. Not even once. When she came back I massaged her again and then she went to the toilet the same day. It is amazing!

She then told some other friends and they have the same problem. And they asked me to massage their belly a bit and I did it and then it gets stimulated and then they go to the toilet as well.

So I am giving massage treatments to my sister for three months now, around 2 to 3 times per week, and it works perfectly for her. She is so relieved.

PAIN IN TEETH

My other sister works at the bank and because she sits in front of the computer every day she gets a lot of tension on the neck and shoulders. This causes her a lot of migraines and it even hits her on the teeth,’ says Louiza, while pointing out the pain from the forehead, above the eyes, going towards the jaw and teeth. All signs of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome, for which massage can be a perfect treatment to combat the problem.

BAD POSTURE

Louiza continues: ‘When my sister told me about the pain in her teeth, I convinced her that I could massage her. The only time she got a massage was once at a Spa during her honeymoon. And that was a really soft one. So she didn’t really know anything about massages. I insisted that she could get a massage. I told her it is all connected, the neck, shoulders, her jaw and her teeth. It can come because of stress or bad posture. And if there is tension there, we can find it and release it.

MIGRAINE-FREE

Finally, she was convinced and I massaged her head, neck and shoulders for like half an hour. After she left, she texted me that her migraine was gone and then she didn’t take any pills for like 3 weeks or so.

When the pain started again, she came and asked me to massage her again. So I did. So now every time she feels like it is starting to get there, she comes and I massage her. And then it gets her by, so she doesn’t need to take pills.

ADDICTED TO PAINKILLERS

She used to take pills every day. She took painkillers. And at some point, she got addicted to some painkillers. So then she started to take some that were weaker, that didn’t have the addictive thing in them and then they didn’t work. So she had to take more and more.

Eventually, she was taking painkillers every day. And now, now she just comes to get a massage when she feels it is going to start again. She does not need her painkillers anymore. She is very impressed.’

MASSAGING MY 5-YEAR-OLD NIECE

And that is not all… Louiza shows me on her phone a video of her 5-year-old niece. The little girl lays on her belly on the massage table while Louiza is massaging her neck, shoulders and back. The girl giggles and keeps saying how much she loves the massage.

WHEN SHE IS A GOOD GIRL

‘She loves it so much, that we made a deal. Whenever she is a good girl, when she is not naughty, she gets a star. And when she gets five stars, she comes to get a massage by me. She is five years old and she feels that it is her biggest reward she can get. She doesn’t care about toys, or whatever, she just wants a massage every 5 stars,’ laughs Louiza.

11 YEARS OLD CUSTOMER

Louiza took various massage courses with us. While she was still in Amsterdam, she started to work immediately as a massage therapist right after the Deep Tissue and Sports massage course and even became the Spa manager. Now she is back home in Cyprus setting up her own practice. Her youngest customer is 11 years old. She was brought by her mother because she had a lot of pain on her neck and shoulders.

TEENAGERS WITH TENSION

‘When I massaged her, the neck had a lot of tension and the shoulders as well. So I asked her if she spends a lot of time on the computer or on her tablet or on the phone. First, she said: ‘Eh why is this relevant?’ And after she said: ‘Yes, I spend a lot of time when I go home I just sit and be on my phone or I watch stuff on my iPad.’ So then we realized it was because of that so I told her to just lay on her belly when she uses her devices.

BACK PAIN FROM WATCHING TV

She also had a lot of tension in the middle of the back, so I asked her about her posture and the way she sleeps and how she lays down when she watches TV. She said she doesn’t really pay attention so I told her to try and watch her posture more because that is probably why she has these tensions. The next day that she had come, her mom called me and she said: ‘She loved your massage and she went to school and she told all her classmates about it, and they all got so excited and they all wanna come and get massages by you.’ Louiza laughs, but then immediately becomes serious as she addresses the problem.

NECK PAIN FROM PHONE ADDICTION

‘I have another girl who is also 11 years old, and a girl of 14 years old coming for the same reason. It is really terrible that they start to have so many ailments from that age, from watching on phones, iPads and TV.

The one who is 14, does a lot of gymnastics actually, so I did not expect that she had so much tension as well. Because she does some really nice stretches and stuff like that while doing gymnastics. But because she is so addicted to her phone and the iPad that she has so much tension as well. And I noticed that, because when she was waiting outside for the massage, she was constantly watching her phone, sitting like this,’ Louiza shows me while bending forward with the neck looking down while sitting.

PARENTS MOVE MORE THAN TEENS

When I ask her if she also massages her parents, she confirms. What strikes me is a big contrast between the teenagers she describes with their ailments caused by constantly sitting while watching a smartphone, iPad or TV. And that of her father, who is 61 and very fit, because he moves a lot, he is active. He plays a lot of football.

DIFFICULTY TO RELAX

Louiza: ‘My dad enjoys deep tissue massage. He can take the pain. When he has tension, he feels a lot of pain when I massage him, but after he feels so much lighter. So he comes very often. But sometimes it is hard for him to relax because he thinks a lot and finds it difficult to let of control easily.

So sometimes it takes more time to get him to clear his head and just relax. I start with the head then it is easier for him to relax and then he just surrender. He is not very flexible so I do give him Thai yoga massage to make him more flexible, but then I take it easy with the stretches, I stretch less, and for him that works already, because that is what he needs.’

And then, there is Louiza’s mom, who she massages as well. The result is very remarkable!

CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

Louiza: ‘My mom promotes my work so much because she has seen the effect it has on her. She was going to get an operation for her hands because they were getting really numb. She often was not able to hold a pen anymore. And she could barely sleep because of the pain. She got MRI-scans and she tried many things, but nothing was working. The doctors diagnosed her for carpal tunnel syndrome and told her the only option was having an operation.

AVOIDING THE OPERATION

My mom told her doctor: ‘My daughter is coming back and she is a massage therapist and she suggested that to massage me because she thinks that we can make it work and can avoid the operation.’ The doctor agreed and said: ‘Just give it a try and see how it works, if it doesn’t work then you just come back and get the operation.’

IT WORKED

So Louiza was right, she impressed her mom and her doctors: ‘It was so great! When I massaged her, only the hands and arms, she could sleep from the first day on. And she couldn’t feel the pain anymore. Then, of course, the pain got back again, but I massaged her again, again and again. And now because it has been a few months already, now she barely gets numb. So she does not need the operation anymore.’

I tell Louiza: ‘Wow, how great that you cured your whole family. What a great job you did!’ She looks humble at me and is modest about her accomplishments.

REALLY NICE FEELING

Then smiled and she ends the conversation with: ‘People were always telling me, why you don’t have a real job and do this as a hobby? But I kept on saying that I want to be a full-time massage therapist. Because it is a very rewarding job. I changed so many jobs in my life and I never felt this pleasure. But with this! Seeing how much you can help people, even your own family gives me so much satisfaction. I feel like I am really doing something good. It is amazing. It is a really really nice feeling!’

Thank you so much Louiza for sharing your story with us. We hope it will inspire others to do the same!

Create a healthy and happy day!

Nicole (& Manel)

Ps: On the picture you see Louiza giving a massage to her sister in her hometown on Cyprus.

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