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Thai Yoga Massage Therapy Expert
Training Program

Welcome to ITM Thai Hand Berlin!

Are you interested in becoming a skilled Thai massage practitioner? Look no further! Our expert program offers comprehensive training in the art of Thai massage. 

Thai massage is a therapeutic technique that combines stretching, acupressure, and energy work to promote relaxation, relieve tension, and enhance overall well-being. It's a traditional healing practice that originated in Thailand and has been passed down through generations.

Our program is designed for beginners like you who have a passion for massage and want to learn the techniques from scratch. You don't need any prior experience or knowledge to join – we'll start from the basics and gradually build your skills.

Throughout the program, you'll be guided by our experienced and certified instructors. They will teach you step-by-step how to perform Thai massage with precision and confidence. You'll learn various protocols and sequences that target different areas of the body, ensuring a holistic approach to healing.

We understand that everyone learns at their own pace, so our program is flexible and tailored to your needs. Whether you want to learn part-time or full-time, we have options that fit your schedule. Our classes are conducted in a supportive and friendly environment, where you can ask questions and receive personalized feedback.


By joining our practitioner program, you'll not only gain valuable knowledge and skills but also become part of a vibrant community of like-minded individuals. You'll have the opportunity to connect with fellow students, exchange ideas, and grow together in your massage journey.


Upon completion of the program, you'll receive a certification as a Thai massage practitioner, recognized both locally and internationally. This will open doors to various career opportunities in wellness centers, spas, and even the chance to start your own practice.

So why wait? Take the first step towards becoming a proficient and expert Thai massage practitioner by joining our program at ITM Thai Hand Berlin. We believe that everyone has the potential to bring healing and relaxation to others through the art of Thai massage. Let us help you unlock that potential and embark on an exciting and fulfilling path.

Continue reading to know every last detail about the program and get in touch with us for any inquiries. We're here to support you on your journey to becoming a skilled Thai massage practitioner.


Are you stressed out most of the time? Do you ever think: I wish I truly enjoyed my work?

Our unique Thai Yoga Massage Therapy Program is for you if:

  • You work hard and feel very stressed

  • You sometimes think: if I continue like this, I am bound to have a burnout

  • Or you already have burnout, RSI complaints, headaches or back pain

  • You have very little time to do the things that you really love

  • You want more time to travel or for your hobbies, family and friends

  • You lose time in traffic every day because you have to commute to work – wouldn’t it be nice to work closer to home?  

  • You sometimes think: if only I were my own boss, then I could create my own work schedule 

  • You get too little satisfaction from your current job and often ask yourself: IS THIS IT?

  • You want to mean more to others and contribute in a way that fulfills you 

  • You are stressed out most of the time and want to feel relaxed and calm your thoughts and mind

  • You want your pain and discomfort to disappear: no more stiff shoulders, headaches, RSI, back pain … 

  • You want to help your friends/family with their health problems and stress-level 

  • You are a (physio)therapist or yoga teacher and want to expand your services – but you do not really know how 

  • You want to boost your immune system – instead of always having a cold

You are ready to take action now.

Become a Thai Yoga Massage Therapist!

The Thai Yoga Massage Therapy Expert Program shows you how you can have the healthiest, happiest and most flexible job in the world. And it does not even take up that much of your time or energy.

Not only do you learn how to make others happier, healthier and more relaxed through Thai Yoga Massage, but you also become happier, healthier and more relaxed when you work as a Thai Yoga Massage Therapist. You will feel fitter than ever, even at the end of a work day and will have a flexible body and strong muscles thanks to your job.

And you are appreciated by the people you help and inspire every day. 

Experience is not necessary.

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

Health benefits
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 from other forms of massage because both the masseur and the 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.

Used in hospitals
In Thailand, this is used for centuries in hospitals to shorten the waiting lists. Moreover, this massage is part of the daily routine in Thailand with enormous health results.

Best job of the future
Nowadays Traditional Thai Therapy Massage is becoming more well-known as a treatment in regular Western medicine.

Sociologists predict that the use of smartphones and other internet devices will increase and therefore massage therapists will be in more and more demand in the future!


Thai Yoga Massage Level 1
Foundation Traditional Thai Massage Nuad Bo Rarn

Preventive and therapeutic massage over the clothes on a mat
Masseur and client become both more flexible and experience deep meditation during the massage 
After completion of the course, you’ll be able to relieve complaints of RSI, headache, whiplash, back pain, stiff legs, stress and more
Learn to massage the client in the front position and sitting position
No experience is needed!

Thai Yoga Massage Level 2
Intermediate Massage Nuad Bo Rarn

Expanding of massage learned 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 the back position, side position and sitting position
After completion of Levels 1 & 2, you’ll be able to give professional Thai Yoga Massage treatments

Thai Yoga Massage Level 3
Advanced Sen-Energy Lines traditional Thai Massage Nuad Bo Rarn
Study the 10 major energy lines (SEN) and their application combined with the movements learned in Levels 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

Thai Yoga Massage Level 4
Advanced Therapeutic Thai Massage Nuad Bo Rarn
Learn therapeutic massage to relieve complaints as:

  • headache

  • back pain

  • knee pain

  • shoulder pain

  • neck pain

Learn how to work properly on the acupressure points and how to combine them in a Thai Massage for effective healing.
After completion of Levels 3 & 4, you’ll be  able to give professional Thai Yoga Massage Therapeutic treatments.

Anatomy & Physiology
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
After completion, you’ll have basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology and are able to determine the indications and contra-indications for the massage protocols.

What can you become after following the Thai Yoga Massage Therapy Program?
A certified Thai Yoga Massage Therapist in relaxing massage (levels 1 and 2) and therapeutic massage to relieve ailments (levels 3 and 4)
Work as a Thai Yoga Massage Therapist in a health center, physiotherapist clinic, spas, wellness centers, yoga school, hotels, in other studios or in your own place
Work as a Thai Yoga Massage Therapist in schools and companies offering business massage
Set up your own massage company


Month program (1 month): Ideal to complete the training as fast as possible, specially designed for those who live abroad and have to come to Berlin expressly or those who want to start their professional career immediately. 

You will receive a certificate as soon as you have successfully completed the practical exam. Our learning guarantee allows you to repeat the courses completely free of charge, therefore, you can take the exam whenever you feel ready. The certificate allows you to immediately start your career as a Thai Yoga Massage Therapist. You can start your own practice or work at an already established practice or health center.



After the Thai Yoga Massage Therapy Program, you are able to work as a Thai Yoga Massage Therapist. So you have all-around training and can therefore organize your work and relaxation time in different ways. How would you like to balance your life? Do you live to work or do you work to live? After completing the Thai Yoga Massage Therapy Program you can start by organizing your personal life and then see how you can fit your working hours around your personal life. Do you prefer to work in the morning or afternoon? Do you like variety in your work and schedule? For example, many of our graduate students offer massage treatments in different places at the times they like. So you decide when and where you want to work and how flexible your work schedule is. Doesn’t that sound great? Check it out: 

Nowadays, traditional Thai massage is increasingly used as a treatment in regular Western medicine. Sociologists predict that the use of smartphones and other internet devices will increase. It is scientifically proven we sit more and move less due to the daily use of technology, the internet and smartphones. Therefore we are more prone to ailments. Neck pain, back pain and fatigue are some of the health problems caused by using computers, tablets or smartphones. If we increasingly use technology, then we move less and have more ailments. Therefore, there is an increasing demand for massage therapists, to treat but also prevent these ailments. So more massage therapists will be needed in the future. This means there will be plenty of clients for you, allowing you to create a good income for yourself.

You learn Thai yoga massage – give professional Thai yoga massage treatments

All levels of Thai yoga massage: levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 Nuad Bo-Rarn. You become THE expert in Thai yoga massage Nuad Bo-Rarn

Massage with yoga stretches – improve the flexibility of your client’s body 

Massage in a meditative way – your client has a meditation experience during the massage 

Massage with acupressure points – you relieve tension and blockages 

Massage with reflexology points – blood circulation to various organs is stimulated

You experience the health benefits of Thai yoga massage yourself, as you not only give but also receive massage during the classes. Participants practice with each other. 

Your body becomes stronger as if you have exercised because you constantly move during the massage treatments.

Your body becomes more flexible, as you do yoga stretches during the massage.

Your mind calms down and you lower your stress level, as you are in a meditative state while giving the massage treatments.

Relief of abdominal pain

Relief of asthma

Relief of bronchitis

Healing of back pain

Healing of headaches, migraine and whiplash

Ease of knee pain

Relief of shoulder pain

Relief of hernia symptoms

Reducing joint pain 

Reducing symptoms of arthritis

Healing neck pain, also a stiff neck – that is the easiest body part for treatment

You learn basic anatomy and physiology for massage, so you know how massage and the human body works

You learn indications and contraindications for the massage protocols, so you know what treatment you can give to your client

You learn the effects of massage on each specific organ system, so you know the various benefits of a massage and can explain this in a clear and professional manner to your client

Exclusive massage music To practice with during treatments

YOUR INVESTMENT: € 1.990  (saving 15% if you do the 4 courses individually)

Investing in training at ITM Thai Hand Berlin is investing in professional training, internationally recognized certifications and a new career, but also an important investment in your health. It is our mission at ITM Thai Hand Berlin to improve the health of as many people as possible. Our lives have 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 Thai Yoga 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 Thai Yoga 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 Thai Yoga Massage Therapist. Our graduate students have opened their own Thai Yoga Massage practice, studios and schools or work at other practices and spas, hotels, schools and health centers. They easily earned back the investment they made in the Thai Yoga Massage Therapy Program within a few months. 


The Thai Yoga Massage Therapy Expert Program is ideal for anyone who wants a job with a purpose and is highly interested in giving massage treatments. A job that makes you and others happier and healthier. This training is for you if you want to improve your health, without stressing out.

Our Thai Yoga Massage Therapy Program is also a good choice if you are not quite sure yet about becoming a full-time massage therapist. This training is even for you if you are happy in your current day job, but want to work as a massage therapist on the side. 

Do you want to help other people become healthier and happier? Or maybe you want to help your family and friends get rid of their health problems: stress, headaches, back pain, RSI, stiff shoulders, depression? If you feel this passion and calling, then our Thai Yoga Massage Therapy Program is ideal for you. 

Please take into consideration: If you want to get a certificate quickly. If you are not open to receiving a massage from your fellow students during classes and giving a massage to a fellow student under the supervision of a teacher, then our program is not for you. We only work with people who are fully motivated. The groups we teach mostly include people from all over the world. Our students have a unique background and the ambition to make themselves and others happier and healthier. Participants practice with each other in our programs. So you also experience the benefits of massage!

ITM Thai Hand Berlin was founded by Jorge Márquez Graffigna, Manuel Luque Aguilera and Nicole van Zurk. We three have a corporate background. While searching for a new career, we got acquainted with Thai massage. Impressed and captivated by this preventive and therapeutic technique, we decided to leave our jobs and learn more about Thai massage in Thailand.

Passionate internationally certified teachers 

We offer personal guidance. Our classes consist of small groups taught by passionate and internationally certified teachers.  

ITM Thai Hand Berlin is an officially recognized private massage school registered in the World Massage Federation. We work only with qualified and certified teachers. Moreover, ITM Thai Hand Berlin is together with ITM THai Hand Amsterdam 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

Australian 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)

Over 6,000 students have chosen ITM Thai Hand Berlin and ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam. 

International Training Massage School Thai Hand Berlin & Amsterdam are internationally accredited and recognized institutions. We have given workshops to over 6,000 people and professional training to over 600 students in Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium and Thailand.

International certification: upon course/s completion, you will receive your unique Thai Hand Berlin certificate/s, declaring your learning and competence. After passing an additional practical exam, you also have the option to receive the original internationally recognised Thai certificate, approved and authorized by ITM, International Training Massage School and internationally recognized and acknowledged by the Ministry of Health and Education of Thailand (additional exam fee: €60 for Levels 1 and 2 each, and €75 for Levels 3 and 4 each).

High Quality 

Our programs and courses are hands-on. We think it’s important that everyone takes the time to practice and we want to maintain our high-quality programs. So you can take your exam when you are ready. After passing the exam, you will receive internationally recognized certificates.

Improve your health while taking our classes 

We not only teach you the best massage techniques, but you also improve your health while following our classes. Our teaching methodology is called VAK: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. This means that you first watch the teacher when he/she explains the massage techniques. Then you give your fellow student a massage, followed by you receiving a massage. So you learn and experience the massage techniques in 3 different ways.  

This method ensures that you can also work on improving your own health. It is wonderful to see the amazing results of our students. Many get rid of their burnout complaints or experience less stress, headaches and back pain. Only because they are following massage training and therefore, they personally experience the benefits of massage.

You may still have certain questions... Please visit us!
Make your personal appointment and we'll be delighted to show you our center and clear all your doubts in person about the Thai Yoga Massage Therapy Expert Program


Whatever your goal is, do join us for our Thai Yoga Massage Therapy Program! You will have a job with a purpose and make yourself and others happier and healthier! 
If you want to join, do it now. Our unique offer is only available for a very limited time period. 
See you in class!
Jorge Márquez Graffigna


  • students who have followed ITM Level 1 Nuad Bo Rarn at ITM Thai Hand Berlin get a 450 euro discount.

  • students who have followed ITM Level 1 and 2 Nuad Bo Rarn at ITM Thai Hand Berlin get a 900 euro discount.


Many of our students received funds for ITM Thai Hand Berlin'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.

Tax deduction?

Our school is registered at the World Massage Federation and our school is internationally recognized as we are a franchise of ITM Chiang Mai and have a school in Amsterdam 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!

International Training Massage School and Thai Hand Yoga Center Berlin is a traditional health center that offers professional courses, classes, workshops, treatments and retreats. Students receive internationally recognized certifications. ITM Thai Hand is internationally accredited and also located in Amsterdam and Chiang Mai.​


Next starting dates:​​

The program can be completed on the following dates: 


Sept. 2024: Saturday 28th &

Sunday 29th (11:00-18:00)


October 2024: Saturday 05th &

Sunday 06th (11:00-18:00)


October 2024: Saturday 12th &

Sunday 13th (09:00-16:00)


October 2024: Saturday 19th &

Sunday 20th (09:00-16:00)

Autumn 2024:

The program can also be completed on the following dates: 


Sept. 2024: Saturday 28th &

Sunday 29th (11:00-18:00)


October 2024: Saturday 05th &

Sunday 06th (11:00-18:00)


October 2024: Saturday 12th &

Sunday 13th (09:00-16:00)


October 2024: Saturday 19th &

Sunday 20th (09:00-16:00)

Dates for 2025 will be available online starting in November.

ITM Thai Hand Berlin member of WMF
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