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Meditation workshop
Meditation workshop: 3 hours


Learn in 3 hours how to reduce stress, sleep better, lower your blood pressure and focuss beter by Meditation. The benefits of meditation are endless. Just experience yourself!

Prerequisites: none
  • Learn in 3 hours the basics of Meditation
  • Reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, improves better sleeping and stay more focussed
  • Monks meditate since centuries, nowadays many people in the west have discovered the amazing benefits of meditation
  • Meditation helps the right and left brain work better together and gives you more energy
  • Learn how to deal with daily life stress through visualizations, primordial sound meditation, breathing techniques, kriya meditation and dynamic meditation
  • Price €75,- (3 hours from 10.00 – 13.00 on weekends)
The workshop is given by Marlene Smits, a meditation and yoga teacher with more than 20 years experience.

Inclusive tea
ITM has a cooperation with other companies via the website where in 2013 this workshop costs only 25 euro per person

thai.massage.experience@gmail.com
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Tai Chi with Robin Berkelmans
Mondays 17.30 – 18.45 (All levels) (Starts 9 September)
€12,- per lesson / €100,- for a 10-lesson card
For More information: www.robinberkelmans.nl
Email: thai.massage.experience@gmail.com

Tai Chi is a bodywork of China, finding its origin in the ancient Taoists and the martial arts. From a relaxed and clear attention one works with a series of movement and dynamic postures. The calm movements allow the body to find its natural alignment, coordination and grounding; it opens the joints, relaxes the muscles and eases the nerves. A special focus is the learning to recognize and move with the chi and the meridians, and the whole of the energetically structure of the body.

Benefits
The benefits of Tai Chi are widely ranged - centering, aligning and grounding the body and mind, dissolving the feeling of stress and haste, allowing the natural healing system of the body to flower, experiencing a clear and open focus. These are just a few of the benefits of this work. Movements are calm, relaxed and, in the beginning, simple – the challenge is to be fully present in these simple things. This will bring the practitioner to a strong, flexible and full awareness of the process of body and mind.

Who can join
Everyone can join. Are you looking for a the experience to find natural alignment, coordination and grounding in your body by moving yourself calmly in different postures? Then Tai Chi is the class you are looking for. Join now!
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Wat Pho
For Thai medicine, energy circulates throughout the body via a power lines called Sen lines. These lines (ca. 72,000 although only 10 are major ) form infinite energy channels that allow energy to flow freely.

When any of these power lines blocked or "stuck" is the problem . The work of Thai massage is to unlock the lines and allow the energy to flow properly again or, more proactively, helping energy pathways are always ready.

This uses different massage techniques basically running through the body along these lines.

  • Acupressure: Masseur runs throughout the body, slowly, along the lines Sen pressing with fingers. The massage movements are soft and try to use the motion of your body in order to exert effective pressure.

Although we are talking about acupressure, not only used his fingers, massage therapists, depending on the extent of the point on which you are working and can use the necessary force: elbows (eg on the back), the feet ( on the thighs and buttocks ), forearms ( on the shoulders ) or palms of the hands.

This wide range of motion and need some force is causing the Thai massage is done on the ground: the masseur needs freedom of movement and support points sufficient to exert pressure.

Keep in mind that although power is used for massage , it should not be painful, (although it should be on the verge of pain). Thai massage is also a nice relaxing massage and the massage should be tailored to the receptor and exert the force necessary in each case to reach not cause pain.

  • Stretching: Thai massage is called "yoga for the lazy " because the masseuse "force" the recipient to take different positions similar to yoga asanas, but if the receiver should make no effort.

In a massage session, all the joints of the body are stretched gently, but firmly, fingers and toes, ankles, knees , hips, shoulders, elbows and wrists. As with pressure, stretching should not be painful but they have to convey a sense of energy and movement. As stretch with a good yawn.

  • Kneading: This movement is more like a massage "normal", of which we find at home. When you get home canasado you take off your shoes and you massaging aching feet. That is the movement of Thai massage, applied not only to the feet but the whole body, including the head (scalp)

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Next Workshops Introduction to Level I of ITM Traditional Thai Massage in Berlin
7 of September to 13:00 pm (Berlin)
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Thai-Hand Amsterdam
20 reasons for a Thai massage


The benefits of Thai massage are so many and so varied that if you receive regularly, its effects can change your quality of life. I share 20 reasons to decide on the Thai massage, from its benefits and recommendations.

Its effects are clearly visible in such basic aspects as:
  • Better functioning of the immune, digestive, circulatory, respiratory, nervous.
  • Decreased stress.
  • Relaxation of tension zones anywhere in the body.
Thai massage sessions with experts and implemented by authorized help increase your energy level, raise your self-esteem, eliminate insomnia, plus bring you more flexibility, freeing you from physical and energetic blockages.

Life achieves higher quality and harmony is achieved between body and mind.

Benefits :

  • Fight the headache, back pain
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Improve lymphatic circulation
  • Facilitate the elimination of toxins
  • It is useful for pain as "frozen shoulder", "tennis elbow ", neck pain, low back pain
  • Improve quality of sleep
  • Increase joint mobility
  • Improve the flexibility of muscles , ligaments, tendons and fascia
  • Eliminate energy jams
  • Allow patient's emotional freedom
  • Improved functionality of the nervous system
  • Regulate endocrine functions
  • They promote muscle tone
  • Improved posture and increased flexibility in general
  • Improve the functioning of internal organs.
  • Provide the ability to feel the connection with the body, mind and space.
  • Relax and facilitate relationships.
  • Balance and restore the life force that flows through our body.
  • Encourage and facilitate physical and mental relaxation.
  • Assist in the activation of metabolism.
  • Specific recommendations for:
  • Muscle pain due to contractions and nervous tension.
  • Joint pain due to incorrect postures and movements, arthrosis and arthritis.
  • Spinal deformities such as lordosis, kyphosis and scoliosis.
  • Lack of flexibility or muscle tone.
  • Neuralgia.
  • Insomnia.
  • Nervousness and difficulty relaxing.
  • These massages reactivate the body's energy flow promoting self-healing. Activate the lymphatic and venous circuit.

Furthermore, by stretching and pressures typical of these massages, muscles relax and improve joint movement and muscle problems.
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Traditional Therapy for Health Classes
Manel Luque
Traditional Therapy for Health Classes with Manuel Luque Aguilera
Thursdays 17.00 – 18.30 (All Levels) starting 12 September
(limited places available make your reservation now)
€15,- per lesson / €125,- for a 10-lesson card (Students of ITM Thai Hand pay only €10,- euro per lesson)

Traditional Therapy for Health classes are based on the scientific proof that everyone’s health can be improved by receiving at least weekly acupressure along the skeleton muscles and stretches. This class is especially for everyone who likes to enjoy the benefits of traditional Thai massage, but without paying the full amount of a massage treatment, which is for many people too expensive. By following the teacher’s instruction students will improve their blood circulation and therefore their immune system, preventing illnesses. Moreover by acupressure and stretches along the skeleton muscles your muscles that are affected by injuries or hard exercise will recover faster and your muscle tone will become stronger and prevent you from injuries. During class you will receive the traditional therapy for health massage treatment for 45 minutes and give the treatment as well, depending on your medical situation.

Benefits
Most muscle pain and lack of mobility of the joints is the result of muscles shortening under the influence of repetitive strain. The pressing techniques of Thai massage in these Traditional Therapy for Health Classes prepare muscles for stretching. The manipulations are designed to stretch the muscles a little more than would be possible unaided. Even advanced yoga cannot compete with the stretching capabilities of this form of massage. Tension and spasm in a muscle are the result of a vicious circle of events involving the muscle and its sense organs. The more tense the muscle the shorter it gets, and the brain interprets this as contraction, inhibiting the function of the muscles, which weaken as a result. Regular Thai massage stretches the muscles back to their normal resting length, which deceives the brain into ‘thinking’ that all is well and it stops inhibiting the antagonists. Therefore tension disappears and joint mobility is restored. Muscles are the masseur’s ultimate target but fibrotic connective tissue and weak circulation are also treated during the massage. If you like to read more about the benefits, click here.

Who can join
Do you like to improve your immune system, recover more quickly after an injury and prevent your muscles from injuries? If you have any injuries this class will help you to recover better. For a list of injuries that can improve during this class, click here. Anyone can join the classes. Be aware that injuries in acute state cannot be treated directly. The inflammation after the injury must at least be gone. Ready to become healthier? Then Traditional Therapy for Health is the class you are looking for. Join now!
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baby massage

Baby Massage can help your baby with certain medical conditions such as sleeplessness and colic. And of course baby Massage is a perfect way to bond with your baby. As you touch your baby during the massage, it causes an increase in oxytocin in both parent and baby. Oxytocin is the love and nurturing hormone. Dads and moms can use infant massage as a way to establish their own infant bonding routines.

Benefits
Baby massage is an effective treatment for colic. Aside from strengthening the digestive system and gastrointestinal tract, it soothes the baby and helps ease pain. Massage also eases the emotional and psychological discomforts that come with colic. Moreover, massage can be a part of your baby’s healthy sleep cycle, because it reduces blood pressure, relaxes muscle tissue and releases accumulated stress. As babies bond and relax through massage, they feel nurtured, safe and secure, which contributes to healthy sleep. Baby Massage can also help stimulate your baby’s development. Massage improves circulation and muscle tone, which helps improve muscle movement and body awareness. Massage also strengthens the digestive system, which can help with growth and weight gain. Babies who receive infant massage also develop increased hormone production, which aids in growth.

Who can join
Is your baby between 6 weeks and 6 months and would you like to learn how to massage your baby? Then Baby Massage is the class you are looking for. Join now!

Classes
5 lessons incl. didactic materials and oil
Thursday 15.00 – 16.15 (start August 29)
Thursday 13.30 – 14.45 (start September 19)
€95,-
Also lessons on request and private lessons possible!
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Shivago Komarpaj (Jivaka Komarabhacca)
The term therapeutic massage (TM) is a general, nonspecific term referring to any type of massage, from superficial to deep, that may have a healing effect. Most massage therapists1 "train in multiple programs and therapies and there is high variability in the training programs and in what therapies practitioners choose to learn."2 Methods of massage include, among others, effleurage, petrissage, friction and tapotement. TM also can refer to most hands-on therapies including fascial manipulation, Graston, structural integration, active release, Swedish massage and others.
Claims regarding the effects of TM include changes in hormones, neurotransmitters, blood flow and cortisol, among others. However, as with most other mechanical pressure methods used on humans, there is a paucity of research supporting its efficacy, optimal treatment parameters and underlying physiologic responses.

Recent studies have added to the body of knowledge regarding the effects of mechanical load, showing definite physiological and clinical changes2-3 related to TM. An important effect of TM is thought to be its effect on peripheral blood flow. While skin temperature correlates with skin blood-flow studies, skin probes and their effect on the skin are questionable.4 A recent study using dynamic infrared thermography2 compared the effects of a 20-minute massage that included a deep muscle combination of friction, gliding (effleurage), kneading (petrissage), direct pressure and passive stretching to the neck and shoulders versus light touch (just the hands placed in contact with the skin) or a control scenario in which the patient rested quietly in the treatment position.

Light touch produced some changes in temperature, but the most significant changes occurred with the deeper massage treatment. What is most interesting is that the areas not massaged (posterior right arm, C6 to C8 dermatomes, and thoracic middle back T1 to T8 dermatomes) showed an increase in skin temperature and peripheral blood perfusion similar to the areas massaged, indicating a possible neural as well as a circulation component. The areas receiving a deeper massage showed increased temperature for 35 minutes and remained above baseline levels after 60 minutes.

One of the effects of deep massage is temperature elevation that changes hyaluronic acid molecules, which are responsible for the gel phase causing tissue restriction. The increase in temperature with associated pressure changes the gel to a fluid phase and creates the necessary tissue sliding. One study found that massage to a depth of between 1.5 cm and 2.5 cm caused changes in muscle temperature significantly greater than ultrasound.5

Some of the same authors of the above study submitted another significant paper on deep massage that recently appeared in Manual Therapy.3 This study compared the same three groups as the previous study: deep massage and light touch over the neck and upper trapezius areas, along with a control group. This time, the authors measured flexor carpi radialis α-motor neuron pool excitability (Hoffmann's reflex, otherwise known as the H-reflex), electromyography (EMG) signal amplitude of the upper trapezius during maximal muscle activity, and cervical ROM to help assess physiological changes and clinical effects of deeper massage compared to light touch.

The H-reflex is similar to the stretch reflex (knee jerk reflex), but differs in that it bypasses the muscle spindle and is used to assess monosynaptic reflex activity in the spinal cord. Electrical stimulation causing the H-reflex measures the efficacy of synaptic transmission as the stimulus travels along the Ia fibers, through the dorsal root ganglion, and is transmitted across the central synapse to the anterior horn cell, which fires it down along the alpha motor axon to the muscle. This measurement can be used to assess the response of the nervous system to various neurologic conditions, musculoskeletal injuries, application of therapeutic modalities, pain, exercise training, and performance of motor tasks.

In this study,3 even though the upper trapezius area was massaged, the H-reflex for this area is difficult to elicit, so the authors checked the motor neuron pool excitability in an outlying area that was not massaged: the flexor carpi radialis muscle (FCR), which generates a reliable reflex. They reasoned that massaging the trapezius and neck area would affect the cervical and brachial plexus and the median nerve, which innervates the FCR.

The H-reflex test did show a decrease in FCR α-motor neuron pool excitability compared to the light-touch and control groups. The fact that there was a decrease in neuron excitability in a non-massaged area suggests the possibility that massage was producing a centralized effect on the nervous system, affecting spinal-cord response in another area. This same neuronal possibility was expressed in the change in peripheral blood perfusion in non-massaged areas in the previous study.2

Another finding was the decrease in EMG signal amplitude in the upper trapezius muscle with deep massage, which did not occur with light touch or control. The EMG change was probably due to the decrease in -motor neuron pool activation, which has an influence on electrical activity. Additionally, compared to light touch and control, deep massage increased ROM in all cervical directions.

One caveat is that all of the studies were performed on people without known pathology, but the neurological implications of deep massage affecting circulation and the nervous system are important. The fascial manipulation hypothesis is based on the release of restricted fascia that houses mechanoreceptors and proprioceptors, thereby influencing the CNS' effect on myofascia.

Everyone who seriously uses deep massage is aware of positive changes. Science may finally be proving why there are clinical results
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Parkinson’s disease, also called Parkinsonism, is a fairly common progressive degenerative central nervous system (CNS) disorder. Affecting about one in 1,000 people in the U.S., Parkinson’s disease is a dysfunction in the basal ganglia, an area of the brain that controls voluntary movement. Characteristic symptoms of this chronic, progressive neurodegenerative movement disorder include tremors, rigidity, slow movement (bradykinesia), poor balance and difficulty walking (called parkinsonian gait).

Parkinsonism results from the degeneration of dopamine-producing nerve cells in the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that stimulates motor neurons, the nerve cells that control muscles. When dopamine production is depleted, the motor system nerves are unable to control movement and coordination. People with Parkinson’s disease have lost 80% or more of their dopamine-producing cells by the time symptoms appear. While symptoms may appear at any age, the average age of onset is 60 years old.

Western Medicine
In addition to not knowing the cause, there is also no cure for Parkinson’s disease. Western medical treatment centers on the administration of medication to relieve symptoms. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also approved a surgically implanted device that lessens tremors. Medication for Parkinson’s disease is a process of experimentation and patience, as its selection and dosage must be individually tailored. As the disease progresses, medications and their dosages will likely require modification.

Medications
Designed to influence dopamine levels, the mainstay medications prescribed for Parkinson’s disease are Levodopa and Carbidopa, or a combination of the two, Sinemet. Of primary concern to bodyworkers, hypotension is a typical side effect of these drugs. Any client at increased risk of hypotension (low blood pressure) requires extra attention during a position change or when rising from a massage table.

Alternative Medicine
Tolerance to these medications builds with time, rendering them less effective and opening up the possibility of new side effects or unpredictable responses. Just like with medications, surgical therapies are not curative and often treat only selected aspects of Parkinson’s disease. It is no wonder that an increasing number of those affected with Parkinsonism are turning to complementary and alternative therapies for help.

Massage Therapy
The benefits of massage therapy have long been recognized by people with Parkinson’s disease. Because Parkinson’s disease typically causes muscle stiffness and rigidity, bodywork’s ability to alleviate joint and muscle stiffness makes it a logical choice. As long as the client has sensation in the area being worked on, it is safe for bodywork. Communicating with a client throughout a bodywork session will ensure a positive experience. However, before working with a Parkinson’s client, bodyworkers must understand the following:

Parkinson’s disease is a CNS dysfunction, and will not be completely resolved with bodywork alone.
Work in cooperation with a client’s primary physician, as massage may impact the need for antidepressants and other medication.
Since uncontrolled movement is characteristic of this disease, getting on and off a massage table may pose safety issues. Bodyworkers must predict this with Parkinson’s clients and either improvise or take extra cautionary measures to ensure the client’s safety.
Research
According to a 2002 study conducted by the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami, along with staff from the university’s neurology department and Duke University’s pharmacology department, Parkinson’s disease symptoms are reduced by massage therapy. In this study, the group of adults with Parkinson’s disease who received two massages a week for five weeks experienced improved daily functioning, increased quality of sleep and decreased stress-hormone levels. The massage consisted of 15 minutes in the prone position, focusing on the back, buttocks, ribs, thighs, calves and feet; and 15 minutes in the supine position, focusing on the thighs, lower legs, feet, hands, forearms, upper arms, neck, face and head. The study’s authors reported, “These findings suggest that massage therapy enhances functioning in progressive or degenerative central nervous system disorders or conditions.”

While several different massage modalities have been quantifiably researched in the context of Parkinsonism, all modalities report improvement in function, from the reduction of rigidity and improvement of sleep, to the reduction of tremor and increase of daily activity stamina.

Don’t be afraid of working with clients suffering from Parkinson’s disease. The pathology of this condition and the success reported with massage therapy make physical manipulation of the musculoskeletal system an ideal Parkinsonism management component. Being familiar with this disease and welcoming those affected can bring an enormous amount of satisfaction to any compassionate bodyworker.

Recommended Study:
Anatomy and Pathology
Pharmacology for Massage.

More Information:
Parkinson’s Disease: Massage Benefits and Precautions

References:
Massage Reduces Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease, Massage Magazine, January/February 2003.

Slavin, John, PhD, LMT, Massage and Parkinson’s Disease: A Few Lessons Learned, Massage Today, October 2006.

Werner, Ruth, LMP, NCTMB, Parkinsonism, Massage Today, March 2005.

www.medterms.com, Definition of basal ganglia, MedicineNet, Inc., 2006.

www.neurologychannel.com, Parkinson’s Disease, Healthcommunities.com, Inc., 206.

www.parkinson.org, Complementary Therapies and Parkinson’s disease, Melanie M. Brandabur, MD, Jill Marjama-Lyons, MD, The National Parkinson Foundation, Inc., 1994.
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Traditional Thai Yoga Massage Workshops

Level I The Foundation of Traditional Thai Yoga Massage:

Learn in 4 hours basic Traditional Thai yoga massage to also reduce headache and back pain.

Prerequisites: none
  • Learn in 4 hours the basics of a Thai yoga massage (more advanced you will learn in level II) 
  • 2500 year old ancient technique 
  • After the workshop you can massage for 1,5 hour to relief headache and back pain 
  • Very good to reduce i.e. stress, RSI, back pain, headache and improves blood circulation 
  • Price: €100,- (4 hours on weekends, check our weekplan). Inclusive didactic material to take at home and tea-break with fruit and snacks 
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ITM Thai Hand Berlin Teacher, Jorge

Most people who start their own massage studio after both Level 1 and 2, but if you do only level 1 you can perform also a really nice massage.

Next starting dates:

Level 1 “Foundation of traditional Thai Massage"

  • 01st July - 05th July 2013, one-week-course
  • 29th July - 02nd August 2013, one-week-course
  • 26th August - 30th August 2013, one-week-course
  • 23rd September - 27th September 2013, one-week-course
  • 21st October - 25th October 2013, one-week-course

-Level 2 “Intermediate of traditional Thai Massage"

  • 15th July - 19th July 2013, one-week-course
  • 05th August - 09th August 2013, one-week-course
  • 02nd September - 06th September 2013, one-week-course
  • 30th September - 04th October 2013, one-week-course



If you are interested, in the course Level 1 Professional Thai yoga massage Nuad Bo Rarn you will learn how to massage in Front Position (feet, legs, arms, head) and Sitting Position (back and shoulders). Also you will learn the meaning of the ten energy lines (Sen) and Ying Yang. Moreover, stretches, acupressure points and the proper use of body weight using thumbs, palms, elbows, knees and feet. And furthermore how to massage the abdominal (Hara) area.

Upon completion you will be able to perform an effective 1 to 1,5 hour Thai Massage.
The course fee is 475 Euro (to pay at the beginning of the course) and includes diploma, all the tuition lessons and didactic material (book in English and with pictures of the positions). All of our courses are multilingual: English, German and Spanish, according to the needs of our students.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate approved and authorised by ITM (International Training Massage School of Chiang Mai, northern Thailand), the best Thai massage school of Thailand, acknowledged by the Department of Public Health and approved by the Department of Education of Thailand and worlwide recognized. After Level 1, you can of course proceed to the next level we teach. We are a franchise of ITM, that is why our certifications and didactic material comes from Thailand.

Once you do the course you can come and repeat it as many times (without extra costs) as you like and do the whole course, so we are sure that everyone has enough time to learn Thai massage.
Please let us know if you like to join any of the courses, so I can reserve your place (limited places). If you have any questions, please let us know as well.
We do also for short time from now (introduction offer to let to know) individual courses without extra cost for the Levels I and II. Advantage: the course will only last 3-4 days, or 5 days but only 3-4 hours every day (as we will be alone everything is just faster!). Concerning the time we are very flexible. Just tell us, when it would suit you and I arrange the course accordingly.


New courses coming up!
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Next Workshops Level I and II / Nächste Workshops Level I und II

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Level I The Foundation of Traditional Thai Yoga Massage:

  • 22nd of June, 2013 from 3pm to 7pm
  • 14th of July, 2013 from 3pm to 7pm
  • 11th of August, 2013 from 3pm to 7pm
Learn in 4 hours basic Traditional Thai yoga massage to also reduce headache and back pain.
Prerequisites: none
  • Learn in 4 hours the basics of a Thai yoga massage (more advanced you will learn in level II)
  • 2500 year old ancient technique
  • After the workshop you can massage for 1,5 hour to relief headache and back pain
  • Very good to reduce i.e. stress, RSI, back pain, headache and improves blood circulation
  • Normal price: €100,- Now and only if you book through this website €29,- (4 hours on weekends, check our weekplan). Inclusive didactic material to take at home and tea-break with fruit and snacks
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Professionelle Thai Yoga Massage Kurse in Berlin


Übersicht über die nächsten Kurse

-Level 1 “Foundation of traditional Thai Massage (Nuad Bo Rarn)”

  • 13. Mai - 17. Mai 2013, Wochenkurs 
  • 27. Mai - 31. Mai 2013, Wochenkurs 
  • 03. Juni - 05. Juni 2013, Intensivkurs 
  • 11. Juni – 15. Juni 2013, Wochenkurs
-Level 2 “Intermediate of traditional Thai Massage (Nuad Bo Rarn)”

  • 29. April - 03. Mai 2013, Wochenkurs 
  • 20. Mai - 24. Mai 2013, Wochenkurs 
  • 17. Juni - 21. Juni 2013, Wochenkurs 

Möchtest Du die Traditionelle Thai Yoga Massage erlernen und ein international anerkanntes Zertifikat erhalten?
Dann nimm an einem Kurs der ITM Thai Hand in Berlin teil!
ITM Thai Hand Berlin ist ein Franchise Unternehmen der ITM International Training Massage School in Chiang Mai, Thailand und der ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam, Niederlande, registriert bei CrKBO (Central Registry of Short Professional Education in The Netherlands – www.crkbo.nl).

Alle Lehrer sind qualifiziert, zertifiziert und anerkannt von der International Training Massage School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Studierende, die erfolgreich an einem ITM Thai Hand Kurs teilgenommen haben, erhalten ein von der thailändischen Regierung (Ministerium für Gesundheit und Bildung in Thailand) anerkanntes Zertifikat, welches weltweit gültig ist.

ITM ist akkreditiert vom thailändischen Ministerium für Bildung, anerkannt vom thailändischen Ministerium für Gesundheit und international anerkannt von vielen berufsbildenden Colleges und Einrichtungen für weiterführende Bildung im Bereich Gesundheit und Gesundheitsfürsorge. 

ITM Lernmethode
ITM benutzt die universale VAK-Lernmethode (VAK = visuell, auditorisch, kinästhetisch). Unsere Studenten lernen durch direkte Nachahmung und Wiederholung der vom Lehrer gezeigten Techniken. Die Praxis der Übungen erfolgt sofort und unmittelbar, den Bewegungen des Lehrers folgend, um so direkt die korrekte Umsetzung der Techniken sicherzustellen.

ITM Thai Hand Berlin bietet die folgenden professionellen Kurse an: 

Level I: Grundlagen der Traditionellen Thai Yoga Massage (30 Stunden) 

Voraussetzungen: keine
  • Dieser Kurs deckt die sogenannte Frontposition (Füße zu Gesicht) ab. 
  • Einführung in das Konzept der Energielinien (SEN - Meridiane) und Yin/Yang 
  • Lerne Streching, Akupressurpunkte und den richtigen Einsatz des eigenen Körpergewichts beim Einsatz der Daumen, Handballen, Ellenbogen, Knie und Füße. 
  • Besonderer Fokus auf dem abdominalen Bereich (Hara), Bauchmassage. 
Nach erfolgreichem Abschluss des Kurses werden die Studenten in der Lage sein, eine effektive Traditionelle Thai Yoga Massage von einer Dauer von 60 bis 90 Minuten durchzuführen. 

Level II: Fortgeschrittene Traditionelle Thai Yoga Massage (30 Stunden)

Voraussetzungen: ITM Level I
  • Baut auf den Techniken des Level 1 Kurses auf und deckt die Seiten-, Rücken- und sitzenden Positionen ab. 
  • Fortgeschrittenes Yoga, dehnende Bewegungen. 
  • Nach erfolgreichem Abschluss des Kurses haben die Studenten umfangreiche Grundkenntnisse der Hauptpositionen der Traditionellen Thai Yoga Massage und sind in der Lage eine umfassende eineinhalb bis dreistündige Traditionelle Thai Yoga Massage durchzuführen.

Level III: Fortgeschrittene Energie-Linien (SEN-Linien) (30 Stunden)

Voraussetzungen: ITM Level I und II
  • Vertiefe die Kenntnisse der zehn Hauptenergielinien – Meridiane (SEN) und deren Anwendung in Kombination mit den gelernten Techniken aus den beiden vorangegangenen Kursen. 
  • Lerne über die Theorie des SEN und vergleiche diese mit den vierzehn Meridianen der chinesischen Medizin, des Nadi des indischen Yoga und mit Reiki. 
  • Vertiefung des fortgeschrittenen Yoga, der dehnenden Bewegungen um das SEN zu öffnen und zu aktivieren. 
  • Fortgeschrittener Fokus auf den abdominalen Bereich (Hara). 

Level IV: Fortgeschrittene Therapeutische Thai Yoga Massage (60 Stunden)

Voraussetzungen: ITM Level I, II und III
  • Dieser Kurs untersucht die therapeutischen Aspekte der Thai Massage. 
  • Erlerne die fortgeschrittenen Techniken der Druckausübung mittels Daumen, Handballen und Finger. 
  • Studiere die Akupressurpunkte um Beschwerden wie Kopfschmerzen, Rückenschmerzen, Knieschmerzen, Schulter- und Nackenschmerzen zu lindern, die von physischem und mentalem Stress verursacht wurden. 
  • Lerne an den Akupressurpunkten zu arbeiten und wie man diese mit der Traditionellen Thai Yoga Massage zur effektiven Heilung kombiniert.

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Professional Thai yoga massage courses in Berlin

Next starting dates:

-Level 1 “Foundation of traditional Thai Massage (Nuad Bo Rarn)”
  • 13th May - 17th May 2013, one-week-course 
  • 27th - 31st May 2013, one-week-course 
  • 03rd June - 05th June 2013, intensiv-course 
  • 11th June - 15th June 2013, one-week-course 
-Level 2 “Intermediate of traditional Thai Massage (Nuad Bo Rarn)”
  • 29th April - 03rd May, 2013, one-week-course 
  • 20th May - 24th May 2013, one-week-course 
  • 17th June - 21st June 2013, one-week-course 
Like to learn professional traditional Thai yoga massage and receive an internationally recognized certificate?
Join a Thai yoga massage course at ITM Thai Hand Berlin!

ITM Thai Hand Berlin is a franchise from ITM International Training Massage School, Chiang Mai and ITM Thai Hand Amsterdam, registered at CrKBO (Central Register Short Professional Education – www.crkbo.nl).

All teachers are qualified, certified and recognized by ITM (International Training Massage School of Chiang Mai, northern Thailand). Students who follow our courses will receive certificates, acknowledged by the Thai government (Departments of Health and Education in Thailand) which are worldwide recognized.

ITM is accredited by Thailand Ministry of Education, approved by Ministry of Public Health and recognized and approved internationally by many professional colleges and associations for continuing education in the regulated healthcare field.

ITM Method of Teaching:
ITM uses the universal VAK (visual, auditory, kinesthetic) method of teaching. Our students learn through emulation of their teachers’ demonstrations to perform hands-on practice, following their teachers’ movements to ensure correct technique.

ITM Thai Hand International Training Massage School Berlin
Become a proffesional masseur with us!


ITM Thai Hand Berlin offers the following Professional Courses:

Level I: Foundation of Traditional Thai Yoga Massage (30 hours)

Prerequisite: None
  • This course covers Front Position (feet to face). 
  • Introduces the concept of energy lines (SEN) and Yin/Yang. 
  • Teaches stretches, acupressure points, and proper use of body weight using thumbs, palms, elbows, knees and feet. 
  • Emphasizes deep-focused abdominal (Hara) work. 
Upon completion students will be able to perform an effective 1 - 1 ½ hour Traditional Thai Yoga Massage.

Level II: Intermediate Traditional Thai Yoga Massage (30 hours) 

Prerequisite: ITM Level I
  • 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 and can expect to perform a comprehensive 1 ½ to 3 hour Traditional Thai Yoga Massage.

Level III: Advanced Sen – Energy Lines (30 hours) 

Prerequisite: ITM Level I and II
  • In-depth knowledge of the 10 major energy lines (SEN) and their application combined with the movements learned in Level I and II. 
  • Learn the Theory of SEN and compare them with the fourteen meridians (Chinese medicine), Nadi (Indian Yoga) and Reiki. 
  • Additional advanced yoga like stretching positions to open and activate the SEN 
  • Advanced deep-focused abdominal (Hara) work. 

Level IV: Advanced Therapeutic Thai Yoga Massage (60 hours) 

Prerequisite: ITM Level I, II and III
  • This course examines the therapeutic aspects of Thai Yoga Massage. 
  • Learn advanced techniques of applying pressure using thumbs, palms and fingers. 
  • Study acupressure points to relieve ailments such as headache, back pain, knee pain, shoulder/neck pain caused by various conditions of physical and mental stress. 
  • Learn how to work properly on the acupressure points and how to combine them in a Traditional Thai Yoga Massage for effective healing. 

Thai Hand – “Learning the ancient way to be healthy”

thai massage courses Level I and II Berlin
Jorge teacher ITM Thai Hand Berlin

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70% Discount on Traditional Thai yoga massage workshops 25th May, 2013 from 15:00 to 19:00 hrs (3pm-7pm)

Learn in 4 hours basic traditional Thai yoga massage to also reduce headache and back pain.

Prerequisites: none

  • Learn in 4 hours the basics of a Thai yoga massage (more advanced you will learn in level II)
  • 2500 year old ancient technique
  • After the workshop you can massage for 1,5 hour to relief headache and back pain
  • Very good to reduce i.e. stress, RSI, back pain, headache and improves blood circulation
  • Normal price: €100,- If you book via this website or email now only €29,-. Inclusive didactic material to take at home and tea-break with fruit and snacks

All teachers from ITM Thai Hand International Training Massage School Berlin are internationally qualified and recognized by the Thai government and ITM Chiang Mai.
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DEUTSCH:

Level I Workshop- Grundlagen der Traditionellen Therapeutische Thai Yoga Massage

Vorausetzungen: keine.

In diesem 4-stündigen Workshop lernt Ihr intensiv eine 90-minütige Massage-Routine. Die Übungen werden ausführlich gezeigt und wiederholt. Dabei werdet Ihr einmal die Massage erhalten und dann selbst geben.
In die Workshopsgebühr eingeschlossen sind Unterrichtsmaterial zum Mitnehmen und unsere traditionelle Tee-/Kuchen-/Obstpause.
Der nächste Level I Workshop wird am 25. Mai 2013 von 15.00 bis 19.00 Uhr stattfinden. Die Workshopsgebühr beträgt 29,00 Euro, zahlbar am Anfang des Workshops.
Wir freuen uns auf Eure verbindliche Teilnahmebestätigung per Mail bis zum 23. Mai 2013.
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Learn in 4 hours basics of traditional therapeutic Thai yoga massage.
Prerequisites: none

Learn in 4 hours the basics of a therapeutic Thai yoga massage
2500 year old ancient technique.
After the workshop you can massage your family and friends for 1-1,5 hour.
Very good to reduce i.e. stress, RSI, backpain, headache and improves blood circulation.
Price: ITM has a cooperation via this website and Facebook where in 2013 this workshop costs only 29 euro per person (normal price: €100,-  4 hours from 15.00 – 19.00 on 25th Mai 2013).
All teachers from ITM International Training Massage School Berlin are internationally qualified and recognized by the Thai government and ITM International Training Massage School Chiang Mai.

Inclusive didactic material & tea and snacks.
Workshop will be held in English

ITM Thai Hand Berlin
Thai Hand Berlin, official franchise of ITM Amsterdam & Chiang Mai

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26th of May, 2013 -from 15:00 to 19:00 hrs (3pm-7pm)

70% Discount on Traditional Therapeutic Thai Yoga Massage workshops

Learn in 4 hours how to get more energy and improve the immune system by Thai massage.

Prerequisites: Level I Thai yoga massage workshop

Learn in 4 hours a deep complete Thai massage for therapy
Techniques are used in hospitals in Thailand to reduce waiting list of patients
After this workshop you can give a complete massage, covering all the 4 positions of Thai massage
Very good to improve immune system and get more energy
Normal price: €100,- If you book via this web or email now only €29,-. Inclusive didactic material to take at home and tea-break with fruit and snacks

All teachers from ITM Thai Hand International Training Massage School Berlin are internationally qualified and recognized by the Thai government and ITM Chiang Mai.
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DEUTSCH:

Level II Workshop - Fortgeschrittene Traditionelle Therapeutische Thai Yoga Massage

Vorausetzungen: Workshop Level I

In diesem 4-stündigen Workshop lernt Ihr intensiv eine fortgeschrittene 90-minütige Massage-Routine aus Level II.
Die Übungen werden ausführlich gezeigt und wiederholt. Dabei werdet Ihr einmal die Massage erhalten und dann selbst geben.
In die Workshopsgebühr eingeschlossen sind Unterrichtsmaterial zum Mitnehmen und unsere traditionelle Tee-/Kuchen-/Obstpause.
Der nächste Level II Workshop wird am 26. Mai 2013 von 15.00 bis 19.00 Uhr stattfinden. Die Workshopsgebühr beträgt 29,00 Euro, zahlbar am Anfang des Workshops.
Wir freuen uns auf Eure verbindliche Teilnahmebestätigung per Mail bis zum 24. Mai 2013.

ITM International Training Massage School
ITM Thai Hand Berlin

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Level I - Traditional Thai Yoga Massage Workshop

Prerequisites: none


Learn in 4 hours the basics of a Therapeutic Thai yoga massage
2550 year old ancient technique.
After the workshop you can massage your family and friends for 1,5 hour.
Very good to reduce i.e. stress, RSI, backpain, headache and improves blood circulation.
Price: ITM has a cooperation via this website and Facebook where in 2013 this workshop costs only 29 euro per person (normal price: €100). Didactic material and tea-break with fruit & snacks included.

4 hours from 15.00 – 19.00 on 28th April 2013


All teachers from ITM International Training Massage School Berlin are internationally qualified and recognized by the Thai government and ITM International Training Massage School Chiang Mai.
Jorge Thai Hand therapist
Jorge, Thai Hand teacher and therapist


Wir möchten unseren neuen Level I Workshop vorstellen:

In diesem 4-stündigen Workshop lernt Ihr intensiv eine 90-minütige Massage-Routine. 
Die Übungen werden ausführlich gezeigt und wiederholt. Dabei werdet Ihr einmal die Massage erhalten und dann selbst geben.
In die Workshopsgebühr eingeschlossen sind Unterrichtsmaterial zum Mitnehmen und unsere traditionelle Tee-/Kuchen-/Obstpause.

Der nächste Level I Workshop wird am 28. April 2013 von 15.00 bis 19.00 Uhr stattfinden. 
Die Workshopsgebühr beträgt 29,00 Euro, zahlbar am Anfang des Workshops.

Wir freuen uns auf Eure verbindliche Teilnahmebestätigung per Mail!
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ITM Thai Hand Berlin
Deborah Degano, Pilates teacher
"PILATES meets Traditional Thai Yoga Massage"


4-hour workshop starting at 3 pm on 27.04.2013



A complete Pilates exercise-program on the Mat in combination with the Traditional Thai Yoga Massage.



Pilates is an invigorating mind-body workout that focuses on flexibility, coordination and good posture. Focusing on quality movements, this intensily workout will activate your abdominal, challenge your balance, strenght back and shoulder muscles and restore the spine's natural curve.

The workshop will be teach in the STOTT PILATES® Method, one of the safest and most effective contemporary approach to the original method pionered by Joseph Pilates. Teacher: Deborah Degano 



After the Pilates part we will continue with an introduction to the Traditional Thai Yoga Massage.



We will show you the benefits of this old ancient technique by using your palms, fingers, elbows, knees and feet to put your partner into yoga stretchings and improve the immune system.

Besides learning how to massage, you also learn how to combine and use this technique in your Pilates exercises and daily practise, which is specially good to relieve stress, headaches, back pains and muscular cramps.



Price: 30 Euro including tee-fruit-cake break



Confirmed reservations only per email!
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