Ku-nye is a system of massage and gentle external therapies taught in the ancient lineage of traditional Tibetan Medicine. Kunye Massage includes techniques such as applying herbal-infused oils to the body, manual tissue manipulation, deep tissue work, identifying & acting on specific points, mobilizing the joints, and warming the body. Kunye also includes gentle external therapies such as hot and cold compresses, herbal poultices, and application of heated oils.
The therapeutic treatments of Kunye can be applied to the entire body, utilizing proper draping and positioning of the client. Kunye is performed on a raised massage table, or seated on a massage chair, depending on the comfort and condition of the client.
Kunye Therapy has been employed by Tibetan physicians and yogins for many centuries. It is one of the most ancient systems of massage in the world, and an important component of traditional Tibetan Medicine.
The function of Kunye Therapy is to help balance the systems of the body, relax tensions, and revitalize the energy. For many centuries, Kunye Therapy has been applied to relieve muscular and joint pain, mobilize the joints, reduce stiffness, balance the neurological system, rejuvenate coarse and dry skin, alleviate the symptoms of mental and physical stress, anxiety, depression, grief, insomnia, constipation, and support the healthy function of digestion.
Courses are structured in two alternative ways: two full immersion seminars of ten and five days each with the last day dedicated to the final diploma examination, or six weekends with two additional days plus the final diploma examination.
On successful completion of the course, the students receive the diploma of Ku Nye. No further levels are contemplated, but various specialization courses will be available for those wishing to deepen their knowledge.
The course structured in weekly seminars contemplates two additional days as experience has shown how residential courses are more productive, allowing students to learn in a more concentrated way.
Annual Ku Nye courses are held by the School’s qualified instructors. Specialization courses will be held by Tibetan doctors and teachers invited by the School for the purpose.