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Tibetan Medicine

Tibetan Medicine is based on the five-element system, including earth, water, fire, wind, and space. The five-elements are the foundation of Tibetan Medicine theory and practice. They form and maintain all physical matter and energy expression of the natural world. This applies to the entire universe, and of course, to our human bodies. In medical theory, the five elements have specific qualities. They are linked with specific anatomical systems, and perform a range of physiological actions.

Tibetan Massage

Tibetan massage is mainly concerned with the element of wind.
Wind is found in every part of the body but it is particularly active in the heart, lungs, colon, small intestine, skin, ears, bones, hip joints, joints, lumbar-sacral area, lower abdomen and nervous system.  Wind regulates respiration and mobility, and sustains life through breathing; it gives energy for movement, and makes blood, lymph and subtle energy circulate. Wind helps absorb nutrition, transform tissues, clear the sensory organs, and sustain their functions. It controls the senses, as well as the functions of the vital and hollow organs. It transfers memory and experience of the gross mind to the subtle mind. In short: all the physical and mental functions depend on the Wind. Wind gives life to the body as well as to the body’s microorganisms. Wind transports the consciousness, lightens awareness and gives power to the mind.

What is Ku Nye?

In Tibetan, the word Ku means to apply oil and Nye means to apply pressure with a variety of movements. In a Ku Nye treatment, the practitioner focuses on specific points on the body which correspond to different constitutions or natural of illnesses. Traditional healing massage has been practiced for thousands of years in Tibet and the Himalayan region of Asia as an integral part of Tibetan Medicine.
Ku Nye is beneficial as a stand-alone treatment as well as a preventative measure against illnesses and a supportive treatment in conjunction with other modalities. It is an excellent way to relax and promote general health and well-being. Since ancient times in Tibet, it has been believed that Ku Nye aids in longevity by clearing and sharpening the sensory organs while supporting the function of the internal organs.

History of Ku Nye

Originally Kunye is thought to have developed from the practice of early tantric yogis who used various methods, such as oil massage and acupressure points on themselves to help bring balance to their energy bodies and life-force. The effect sought via these treatments was for the energetic channels to remain clear and open from stagnation. Any stagnancy of energy ultimately leads to blocks, disorders and difficulty controlling the mind and subtle channels when meditating. If one is healthy and free of blocks and stagnant energy; naturally the flow of ones life-force increases, the mind is clearer and emotions are more stable. This serves in supporting ones practice; both in the physical level of flexibility in yogic positions and in the yogis goal of seeking enlightenment through meditation.

What can Ku Nye help with?

Neurological problems such as neuro pain, numbness, and sciatica. Psychological and emotional imbalances including agitation, anxiety, depression, moodiness, forgetfulness, lack of concentration, and insomnia. Respiratory problems, such as asthma, short breath, and congestion. Women's health issues including irregular menstruation and PMT. Stress related problems including migraine headaches and tension headaches. Chronic pain such as upper, middle, and lower back pain. Constipation - exercises and stretches weak tight muscle. Arthritis - makes flexibility of joints and ligaments. Improves neck and shoulder rigidity, helps with poor circulation, and stimulates lymph flow to improve the immune system. Good for rough and dry skin. In addition it is also very beneficial to improve sport performances.

What happens during a Tibetan massage?

The Tibetan Massage is a full body massage that will take 1.5 hour. The session can be extended for another half hour with a Deep Relaxation Treatment at the end of the massage.

The Therapist will use heated Tibetan oil on the skin of the client. The massage techniques include effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapping, rolling, and mobilisation movements, assisted stretching, acupressure, lymph drainage techniques, and assisted stretching. Some of those techniques are also described in Swedish massage, and yet, the way those techniques are used in the Tibetan Massage is incomparable and rather unique. The therapist will sometimes climb on the couch to help you to get the most out of the mobilisation movements and stretches.

This treatment is very invigorating and can leave you feeling taller, straighter, lighter, brighter, looser, and rejuvenated. It is a wholesome treatment where you can literally feel blockages fading away.

What happens in a Deep Relaxation Treatment?

You can add this treatment at the end of the massage session or book it on its own. When you book this treatment on its own you will be expected to wear light comfortable clothing.

In this treatment the therapist will move your limbs very gently and taps onto certain energy lines to induce deep relaxation to your whole system. The tapping is done with the finger tips. 

This treatment does not only feel relaxing, it can open up the channels to bring about healing on deeper levels. Although this treatment is suitable for anyone, it is a popular choice for people suffering with sleep disturbances and disorders.

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