“So often I find that the students I am trying to inspire are the ones that inspiring me”
I have been a licensed massage therapist for more than 12 years. that includes thai massage, shiatsu and western techniques as well. and i have to say that the techniques i learned with Remco are truly the best. especially for anyone serious about working professionally. with an emphasis on therapy.
I have also studied with some of renowned teachers in Chiang Mai. in my opinion, none of them compare with Remco. first of all, you don’t have the language barrier, and he’s very open to adapt the techniques to suite your own body and style. Not to mention the fact that he healed a hip problem that i’ve had for the past 4 years. the classes aren’t over crowded, so you get Remcos’ undivided attention. and last but not least. he’s very articulate in his teaching and observations. and he cares!!!!! i will be back!!!!
” I studied with Remco at his studio in the heart of Chiang Mai for 5 weeks (250 hours) in 2009 and 7 weeks in 2010. It is not often that one encounters such a unique individual and an inspiring tutor.
My past studies in Chiang Mai afforded me basic experience in Thai Masage, however after learning and practicing with Remco, I appoach this art form with a new enthusiasm and amplified confidence. His demeanor is patient and relaxed.
I found him to be encouraging and supportive throughout our time together. Remco employs precise teaching methods and to my surprise I encountered no language barrier. This was evident because of his sincere sence of humour!
Remco’s knowledge of the craft and experience teching has allowed me to easily modify the art of Thai Massage for both my clients and myself where I am able to offer variations to customize each treatment. A fluid routine provides efficency for the client at the same time ensuring the prevention of injury to myself as therapist. Remco’s creativity inspires me to provide treatments which are appropriate for individual body types. The support I receive is ongoing as we continue to communicate by email while I integrate Thai Massage into my practice. I am confident in recommending anyone to Remco to receive the gift of Thai Massage, to exerience his fluid style and intuitive expression of this art form and to be able to be inspired by his wisdom, as I have been.”
“I joined a fantastic and really instructive week with Remco in a Chi Nei Tsang course. We were a group of 8 people. In spite of the group I had the feeling that it was a private course as Remco was there as soon as we had questions or wanted to have help in practicing! Remco is a very sensitive and skillful teacher full of patience and humor! Thanks Remco, for the great week! Ursula …”
Without really knowing it, the techniques of Thai massage that I learned from Remco at were exactly what I had come to Thailand to study. I’m a professional massage therapist from the US and had some knowledge of Thai massage but wanted to go to Thailand to learn it the right way. I studied for three weeks at one other Thai massage school in Chiang Mai, which was a good foundation, but didn’t teach me deeper, therapeutic techniques that I wanted to use for my clients at home. Finding Remco was a revelation. The techniques he taught me allow me to work as deeply as I need with clients, using no muscle power. By being able to stay relaxed during a massage, I can provide effective massage without hurting myself. I can give more massages and have a longer carreer. Also, by my staying relaxed, clients are able to accept more pressure and I am more receptive to changes in their body.
“I studied with Remco the Thai Massage course advanced. It was intense and very rewarding. I have been to a fair few well known schools to study Thai massage, and was disappointed with many of them and the quality of teaching. But I was very happy studying Thai Massage with Remco. He has excellent knowledge, gained from extensive experience studying with one of Thailand’s master’s. He is patient, precise and thorough – we often spent over half an hour on just one compression, which sometimes sent my head into a spin! But I was glad to learn the real fine details and precision of Thai Massage, as well as all these cool new stretches, variations and most invaluably, making massage effortless for us, as the practitioner. The classes were informal and lighthearted, the venue suitably spacious, and Remco was happy to offer teaching in the areas i wished to learn. Even the manual is very well written and helpful, for when i wish to revise what i learnt, which was plentiful. For sure it was one of the best courses i have taken. I would most definitely study Thai Massage with Remco again, and will certainly drop in next time i am in Chiang Mai, looking for that next course in Thai massage…”
Thank you for so generously sharing your many beautiful gifts with us, you have had a profound effect on our lives in many beautifull ways, Debora’s knees feel so much better and she credits your massage. We appreciate your knowledge, patience, homor and especially your love in action. We are inspired to now compassionately share this healing touch with the people we woll serve….. Heartfelt gratitude to you
Remco I cannot thank you enough. Oh man dude…the massage is going great! Remco you have inspired me. You lead me on this new path, this new journey and I am falling madly in love with it. I’ve got nothing but good things to say bout u and I tell everyone bout ur studio. You really did have a huge impact on my life and I am forever grateful to you for that. I cant wait to come back and take some more training from u and i will be back! FO SHO! I will be writing and asking u ?s tho. There iss definitely a few things I got a
little foggy about, but for the most part, the massage is goin good…just gotta keep practicing
” What to say about my teacher Remco? It is not simple to find appropriate words which would describe how patient and precise and funny at the same time this guy is. I love him and whenever I am back in Chiang Mai I would like to take more of his teaching. (Only thing I can say I wish I was a girl to know him more because he knows exactly where to press and how to stretch at the right time.) :))
Take good care of yourself Remco
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking me as a student of yours. In the 4 short weeks that we were together I have learned a lot. Your teaching methods were great and I like the fact that you made sure that my techniques and positioning were precise. Even the slightest adjustment made the difference in everything I did like making sure that my body was in the right position I had been studying Thai Massage in the states and my teacher told me if I wanted to understand Thai Massage better to go to Thailand. So I set out by coming to Chiang Mai and attended a traditional Thai Massage School. Needless to say I was not satisfied so I left this school. Then an former student of Remco told me about him.
I would recommend anybody wanting to learn Thai Massage to come to learn with you
And I am looking forward returning to Chiang and to receive more education
I visited a lot of schools when I was in Chiang Mai to find a professional teacher to educate me in Thai Massage, but I wasvery disappointed with them. Then I found Remco, I first received a massage from him, and his techniques and Thai massage were the best I ever received, so I decided to study with them. His knowledge of Thai Massage and his teaching is great. He also learned how to take care of my and to protect my body from getting injured. After finishing the training I feel save to return back home and to use all the new techniques on my clients with confidence. If you gone study with Remco you can expect the best
I was very lucky to find Remco and his beautiful garden studio in Chiang Mai. First I enrolled in one of the big massage schools, but after a week I was really disappointed, I got the feeling they were more about business then teaching me Thai Massage. Remco learned me what Thai Massage what really was about, and how to use my body and my body weight in the right way. If you really want to learn Thai Massage the right way, then private classes with Remco is the best way to do it. I enjoyed the 4 weeks with Remco very much and I definitely recommend Remco to everyone
I Have been very happy to attend these courses. The teaching is very serious and at the same time the atmosphere is excellent and relaxed. So I felt glad to come every day. I have learned many different techniques those I did not find in other schools and I am happy to have so many positions to practice now. Remco is a very good teacher because he gives a lot of attention to details and he is very patient. He had also a good knowledge of the body mechanism and so things make at once more sense, things are easier. Thank you!
Remco you know I think a lot of you as a very gifted teacher and healer, and I am not very quiet about that! But it is your genuine concern based on observations that most sets you apart from other teachers. You appear to be very comfortable within your own skin. Your gift for laughter and seeing the humor in life is an added benefit to our relationship. Be well, and see u in November.
An excellent choice for a first time massage course. Taught with patience and skill, focussing on body mechanics and alignment. After a week I feel like I learned all the basics, I need to start practicing. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in Thai Massage!