THAI YOGA MASSAGE

RETREAT

7 November – 21 November 2021

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HEALTHIER, HAPPIER & STRESS-FREE IN JUST 2 WEEKS!

FOR WHO?

If you like:

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Receiving massage

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Becoming stress-free

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Practising & learning yoga & meditation

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Learning massage to make yourself & others happier & healthier

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 Being on a tropical paradise island

For beginners & advanced

FEEL…

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Totally relaxed

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Energized

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A clear & calm mind

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Happier

After 2 weeks

KNOW…

How to reduce:

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Back pain

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Headaches

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Insomnia

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Stress

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Stiff shoulders

After 2 weeks

TAKING TIME OUT TOWARDS A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE:

Learn professional Thai yoga massage in a perfect surrounding

WHERE?

Koh Chang (Elephant Island)

– only a couple of hours south-east from Bangkok –

is a gorgeous island full of coves and bays of pristine beaches and crystal clear seas with lush green mountains and spectacular waterfalls.

WHAT TO EXPECT?

Your accommodation

Private bungalow on the beach

Morning Yoga

Starting the day with Rue Si Datton – Thai Yoga

Refreshing breaks

Enjoying fresh fruits and juices during the breaks

Daily Thai yoga massage

In our massage school in the resort

Learning massage

Receive and give Thai yoga massage under the guidance of the teacher

Delicious Thai food

Enjoy freshly cooked amazing Thai food

Time to relax

After the lessons there is enough free time to spend like you want

Or being active

You can explore the caves, go snorkelling or diving

Rainforest

Or hiking to the waterfalls in the rainforest

Spectacular sunsets

Every sunset is different

Like minded people

Being surrounded by people who also like to make themselves and others happier, healthier and stress-free

YES, I LIKE TO JOIN THE RETREAT

SOUNDS GREAT, BUT WONDERING WHAT YOU’LL BE LEARNING?

 

WELL, YOU CAN CHOOSE:

 

Level 1 & 2 Nuad Bo Rarn Thai Yoga Massage
OR
Level 3 & 4 Nuad Bo Rarn Thai Yoga Massage

Level 1

Foundation of Thai Massage

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Preventive and therapeutic massage over the clothes on a mat

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Masseur and client become both more flexible and experience deep meditation during the massage

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After completion of the course you’ll be able to relieve complaints of RSI, headache, whiplash, back pain, stiff legs, stress and more

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No experience needed!

Level 2

Intermediate Thai Massage

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Expanding of massage learned in level 1

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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

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Learn to massage the client in back position, side position and sitting position

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After completion of Level 1 & 2 you’ll be able to give professional Thai Yoga Massage treatments

Level 3

Advanced Sen-Energy Lines traditional Thai Massage

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Study the 10 major energy lines (SEN) and their application combined with the movements learned in Level 1 and 2 to give therapeutic treatments for:

  • abdominal pain
  • asthma & bronchitis
  • back pain
  • head-ache
  • knee pain
  • shoulder pain
  • herniation
  • joint pain & arthritis etc

Level 4

Advanced Therapeutic Thai Massage

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Learn therapeutic massage to relieve complaints as:

  • headache
  • backpain
  • knee pain
  • shoulder pain
  • neck pain
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Learn how to work properly on the acupressure points and how to combine them in a Thai Massage for effective healing

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After completion of Level 3 & 4 you’ll be  able to give professional Thai Yoga Massage Therapeutic treatments

Plus you’ll:

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Learn basic anatomy and physiology for massage

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Receive international certifications if you like (this is optional and not included)

Experience the benefits of massage yourself

During our lessons we not only teach you the best massage techniques, but you will also become healthier yourself.

Our teaching methodology is called VAK, visual, auditory and kinaesthetic, meaning that you first look at the teacher when explaining the massage techniques.

After that you give the massage on a fellow student and then you receive the massage.

So you learn in 3 ways.

But in this way you also work on your own health. It’s great to see that many of our students benefit immensely from the massage they receive during the lessons.

For example, many of our students got rid of their burnout complaints, others experienced that their headache, backache and stress disappeared. Only because they are following a massage training and therefore, they themselves experience the benefits of Thai Yoga Massage.

WHAT OTHERS SAY:

I enjoyed so much! Learned a lot! Seen so much! Everything, and I mean everything was special. I had an extraordinary time. This trip is a start, there is so much more to learn. I actually liked it so much that I joined the retreat two years in a row. Super!!

Tea Bouma

The trip and course in Thailand were fascinating!

Joyce Vergouwe

I joined the retreat in Koh Chang. I believe this was one of my fullest experiences ever , the perfect environment to learn Thai massage, the teachers are absolutely the best and of course enjoying a beautiful accommodation in exotic Thailand.
I’m really really grateful for this experience and the art of Thai Massage and definitely am going to see you there next year !!!

Alexis Alohas

Retreat to Koh Chang: perfect for my taste and for my needs. I went to learn to massage more for fun (no earlier experience) but during the retreat very fast I understood I need to go further with my massage studies after the retreat. Learned during the 2 weeks so much knowing also the devotion, professionalism and enthusiasm of the whole group will stay very very long time with me. I even join again this year.

Maaria Immonen

I highly recommend the retreats in Koh Chang. I learned new techniques and enjoyed my stay very much. I am working as a professional Thai massage therapist for many years now. Thanks to these wonderful teachers I can make a living with my massages. The retreat was a great opportunity to learn the Thai Massage in an inspiring environment

Ria van Leeuwen

Absolutely recommended! The teachers are extremely professionals! They really love what the do and they give their best to make you understand and give to the people an authentic therapeutic Thai Massage! I am thankful of this experience! I will join you again for sure! Kapunka 🙏🙏🙏

Chara Grammenou

YES, I LIKE TO JOIN THE RETREAT

Choose

RETREAT KOH CHANG LEVEL 1 & 2

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INCLUSIVE: 

  • All course costs of both levels
  • Didactic materials
  • Massage music
  • All lessons on video
  • 2 weeks accommodation (private room)
  • Transportation between Bangkok Airport and Koh Chang
  • 1 night hotel in Bangkok (last evening)

 

€ 1790

(incl vat)

Or

If you pay in 3 installments, 100 euro administration costs will be added.

RETREAT KOH CHANG LEVEL 3 & 4

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INCLUSIVE:

  • All course costs of both levels
  • Didactic materials
  • Massage music
  • All lessons on video
  • 2 weeks accommodation (private room)
  • Transportation between Bangkok Airport and Koh Chang
  • 1 night hotel in Bangkok (last evening)

 

€ 1790

(incl vat)

Or

If you pay in 3 installments, 100 euro administration costs will be added.

Flights

ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam will assist students in buying their flights to Bangkok international airport. We will manage the connection to the accommodation and will give you the details on how you can reserve and book.

 

Payment

We understand that for some of you, the investment fee is a big amount. Keeping in mind that you are able to earn the investment fee back after completing the retreat within some months if you like to give professional Thai yoga massage treatments, it might be difficult to pay the full fee directly. If this is difficult for you, you can pay in parts.

 

Tax deduction?

Our school is registered at the Central Register of Short Professional Education, CRKBO and the World Massage Federation and our school is internationally recognized as we are a franchise of ITM Chiang Mai and have a school in Berlin as well. Check with your local tax advisor, but in most jurisdictions, our professional courses can be deducted as a business expense resulting in a considerably lower course cost due to tax credits/refunds received. If you need an official tax invoice, just ask. We’re happy to help!

 

Scholarship?

Many of our students received funds for ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam’s courses.

Employed? Ask your employer about funding programs and possibilities.

Unemployed? Ask your employee insurance agency.

Crowdfunding? You can set up crowdfunding and have others finance your education.

 

SPECIAL DISCOUNTS

100 euro discount

if you have followed one of the Thai yoga massage levels with ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam and you like to repeat the same level.

 

300 euro discount

if you have followed both levels with ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam and you like to repeat the same levels

If you like to apply for discount, please contact us!

WHEN

Arrival Day Sunday: Depart at 12.00 noon from Bangkok international airport Suvarnabhumi together to Koh Chang
Week 1 Monday to Friday: Course Traditional Thai yoga Massage Nuad Bo Rarn
Saturday & Sunday: Free time to explore the island
Week 2 Monday to Friday: Course Traditional Thai yoga Massage Nuad Bo Rarn
Saturday: Departure to Bangkok, 1 night in hotel in Bangkok
Sunday: End of the retreat

Of course you can come earlier or stay longer in Thailand at your own cost if you have the time.

LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE!

TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU CAN JOIN, CLICK ON THE RESERVATION BUTTON

WE LOOK FORWARD SEEING YOU IN OUR RETREAT

This will be our 10th year having the retreat at Koh Chang

QUESTIONS?

You may still have certain questions. In the course of time we have collected the most frequently asked questions about the Thai Yoga Massage Retreat. Please see our FAQ list below.

Is it shared accommodation?

2 weeks accommodation is included. Every participant has his/her own accommodation. If you like to share a room that is possible, please let us know, but if you come alone you have your own accommodation.

Which courses to choose? Level 1&2 or 3&4?

If you have no experience choose Level 1 & 2. If you have done level 1 & 2, you can choose to take the same levels to repeat and refresh your knowledge (you will receive discount). Or if you have done level 1 & 2, you can choose to do level 3 & 4. If you have done level 3 & 4 you are of course welcome to join again (with discount).

What do I need to bring?
 
I am very busy, is this something for me?
This retreat is for everyone who likes to learn massage in a relaxing environment. Most of our students join the retreat to learn, but at the same time to charge their battery, to come back totally relaxed and full of energy. Participants practice on each other during the retreat, so you will feel the health benefits of Thai yoga massage daily.
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.

We focus mainly on practicing massage during the training. 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 Thai Yoga Massage Therapist.

I am not looking for a new career, but would just like to learn massage. Is this something 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 retreat on how to massage your friends and family. 
Can I get certified, receive international certifications?

Upon successful completion of the courses, it is optional to get certified. The certification consists of 2 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), Massage Level 3 (Nuad Bo Rarn), Thai Yoga Massage Level 4 (Nuad Bo Rarn) are internationally recognized.

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 retreat. We teach you everything from the start and step-by-step. We practice the Thai yoga massage treatments on a mat, fully clothed and with the help of acupressure and stretches. 
I would like to feel fitter and improve my health first. Is a massage retreat rifht 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 Thai yoga massage themselves. Participants of the retreat all say to us that they feel much fitter after the retreat and that the retreat has immensely de-stressed them. When you join, you will feel how this two-week massage retreat makes you totally relax. You will receive daily massage, do yoga, being in a beautiful surrounding eating delicious fresh food. What else can make you more relaxed?
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 Thai Yoga Masseur right from the beginning. If you feel you need a break and like to learn massage, maybe this is your time to join the retreat.
How does this type of massage differ from others?
Thai yoga 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. 
My English is not very good. Is this a problem?
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. Thai massage is traditionally taught and learned by feeling and looking – so English is not essential, but only makes it easier to learn. 
Besides classes, do we have time to relax and enjoy the island?
Thai yoga massage classes are from Monday to Friday during the day. In the afternoon and weekend there is enough time to explore Koh Chang. The island is well-known for its pristine beaches, snorkling, undisturbed rain forrest, waterfalls and more…
Do I need a Visa for Thailand?
If you stay less than 30 days in Thailand you don’t need a visa if you have a Dutch passport. If you hold a passport from another country, you most likely don’t need to have a visa if staying less than 30 days in Thailand.  However, there are exceptions, please check the Thai embassy in your own country for the latest visa rules. If you like to stay more than 30 days, you can get a visa at the Thai embassy in your country.

YES, I LIKE TO JOIN THE RETREAT

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