Background

 

Experience

eastern heritage

Background

Traditional Thai Yoga Massage

Traditional Thai Yoga Massage is based on acupressure and stretches. No oil is used. The masseur uses thumbs, hands, elbows, feet and knees to apply pressure to different parts of the body, while also massaging. In addition, the body is stretched, as in yoga. The massage provides deep relaxation, removes blockages and allows your energy to flow freely again. It makes the muscles flexible and the joints stronger. Work is done to improve the flexibility of the body and to stimulate the blood circulation.
For the masseur it takes a lot of energy to give the massage. So it is a firm massage, over the whole body and is given lying on a mat. The massage is given over the clothes. That is why it is important to wear comfortable clothes, in which you can move easily. The massage is especially effective for people with stress complaints, RSI and headaches (migraines). Traditional Thai Yoga Massage also helps athletes who demand a lot from their body to restore their energy balance and reduces the risk of injuries.

Background

About me

My name is Daniel and I am trained at ITM in Amsterdam. I followed intensive Nuad Bo Rarn courses for three years; level 1 (foundation), level 2 (intermediate) and level 3 (advanced). I regularly attend school, take part in short courses and workshops and practice with my professional colleagues.

ITM is the only certified and internationally recognized school for Traditional Thai Yoga Massage in the Netherlands. The school is registered in the Central Register for Short Vocational Training (CRKBO) and with the World Massage Federation.

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cultural inheritance

In December 2019 UNESCO decided to recognise Traditional Thai Massage (Nuad Thai) as ‘intangible cultural heritage’ and – as the only massage technique – placed it on its prestigious list. By adding the massage to this list, UNESCO says that the tradition should be preserved for many generations to come.