Level 2 Thai Yoga Massage Course

Intermediate Thai Massage Nuad Bo Rarn

Learn how to give an effective Thai Yoga Massage Treatment on the mat covering the side, back (prone) and sitting position

Thai Yoga Massage Course in English in Amsterdam with certificate - Level 2

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Course Overview:


This course expands on the techniques learned in Level I to cover the Side, Back (Prone) and Sitting Positions


Advanced yoga like stretching movements


Upon completion students will have a substantial foundation of  the major positions of Thai Massage

Prerequisite: Thai Yoga Massage Course Level 1

After completion of the course you’ll be able to:


Perform a comprehensive 1 ½ to 3 hour Thai Massage

Thai Yoga Massage Course - Level 2

Good to know:


During this course you’ll learn to massage the client in side position: feet, legs, back, arms, hands, neck and head


Plus you’ll learn how to massage the client in prone position (lying on belly): feet, legs, back, arms and hands


Moreover, you’ll learn an extensive massage of the client in sitting position: back, shoulders, arms, neck, head and face


This course teaches intermediate yoga-like stretches


Click here to read why this massage is so powerful

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.

Nuad Thai Massage program

You can learn all these techniques separate in our courses. However, we have them also combined in a full Nuad Thai Massage Program. In which we teach Nuad Thai Massage on the mat, the table, the chair and as foot reflexology. Plus  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, which will increase the chance of circulatory, muscle and mental ailments. Therefore massage therapists will be more and more demanded in the future!

What’s included in Thai Yoga Massage Course Level 2


Level 2 - Lesson 1 Massage on the feet in side position


Level 2 - Lesson 2 Acupressure on the legs along Sen Lines (Meridians)


Level 2 - Lesson 3 Feet pressure on the legs


Level 2 - Lesson 4 Stretches on legs and back


Level 2 - Lesson 5 Shoulder and arm stretches


Level 2 - Lesson 6 Massage back of legs


Level 2 - Lesson 7 Stretches of legs and back


Level 2 - Lesson 8 Advanced stretches of back and arms


Level 2 - Lesson 9 Neck, head and face massage


Massage Anatomy for Beginners


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Thai Yoga Massage Course Level 2

Massage School ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam

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Complete Nuad Thai Massage Program

Nuad Thai Massage Program

In our school


Online Lessons

(as a reference)

€ 4297


Direct access to our online Thai Hand Academy so you can start today

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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)

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, you can choose what is more convenient for you. 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.

This is why most of our students earn their investment for the course back, soon after graduation.

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.

What do I need?

To start your masage course you don’t need anything specific. Just wear comfortable clothes in which you can move freely. If you practice your Level 1 Thai yoga massage at home, you can do that on a thin mattress, yoga-mat or thick blanket. If you come to our school, you don’t need anything, we have all the equipment prepared for you.

I don’t have experience. Can I join?

You don’t need any experience. We will guide you step-by-step. You will learn what it takes to be a massage therapist. You can retake our online courses, because you have free access for 1 year. We offer personal support, so you’ll 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 effective 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 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.

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.

How many hours does it take to complete the course?

Everyone is different, but as an estimate: Each course can be completed within 30 hours. The courses are hands-on. However, practice makes perfect.

What’s the schedule for the course? Can I take it at my own pace?

Yes. Upon purchasing the course you’ll get access to the whole course online. This is 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.

If you want to also follow live classes in our school, you can choose the schedule that fits you best and use the online course as a reference.

How is the online course content delivered?

The content all sits on one private portal online at thai-hand-academy.com. 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 online content?

You will have 1 year access to all the course 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.


Since we have added deadlines for our courses, we see a huge impact on the results that our students book. More and more students start the course, right after purchasing. It is such an honor to hear their amazing life changing stories! So forget procrastination, start as soon as possible, even if you think you don’t have time. With just a couple of hours a week, you can already make a huge difference.

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 info@thai-hand.com 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)

I'm not sure if my English is good enough?

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.

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 info@thai-hand.com. Our team will be happy to help you.