The Greek Dzogchen Community-Garabling in collaboration with Shang Shung Foundation
Ku Nye traditional Tibetan massage is mentioned in the Four Medical Tantras, which are the “corpus” of Tibetan Medicine. It is considered to be a gentle external therapy which dates back to the ancient Bon tradition and the Kingdom of Shang Shung and has been successively integrated into Tibetan culture within the Vajra Buddhist tradition up to present
Traditional Tibetan Ku Nye massage can be divided into three phases:
• KU – the preliminary phase: applying oil, infused with medicinal or herbal substances corresponding to the type of illness, symptoms, and personality of the patient, to the entire body
• NYE – the central phase of treatment: diverse manual techniques, applying digital pressure on the skin, muscles, nerves, tendons and energy points
• CHI – the concluding phase: removing the oily residue on the body with flour, to eliminate the risk of any eventual imbalance caused by leftover substances
What are the benefits of Ku Nye?
The function of Ku Nye therapy is to help balance the systems of the body, relax tensions and revitalize energy. For many centuries, Ku Nye therapy has been used to relieve muscle and joint pain, mobilize the joints, reduce stiffness, balance the neurological system, rejuvenate coarse and dry skin, alleviate symptoms of mental and physical stress, anxiety, depression, grief, insomnia, constipation, and support the healthy function of digestion. It is also recognized as the main therapy for balancing the Wind Humour, the main humour imbalance of our modern life-style and diet.
Description of the course
Sessions will comprise theoretical and practical training. Students will learn: history, origins, characteristics and objectives of traditional Tibetan Medicine and Ku Nye massage; cosmology in the Tibetan tradition and subtle anatomy; the three humors, the five elements, the seven constituents, the six tastes; organs and chakras and their characteristics, interdepeάσειςndencies and disturbances; etiology of pathologic processes; preparation of the massage oils according to the condition of the patient.
Residential courses are divided into three stages, approximately three months apart from each other. The first and second stages are 7 days long. The final examinations, both theoretical and practical, will take place during the last stage. On passing, students will receive a Diploma awarded by the Shang Shung Foundation.
Course instructor: Aldo Oneto
Aldo Oneto is the Shang Shung Foundation’s School of Tibetan Medicine international authorized instructor in Ku Nye massage. After practicing as a reflexologist for many years, Aldo studied the foundations of traditional Tibetan medicine under the tuition of Dr Nida Chenatsang and Dr Phuntsog Wangmo, before going on to specialize in the techniques of Ku Nye massage. He has led courses in Ku Nye in Europe, the United States and Russia since 2007, giving him unrivalled experience in the western world in teaching the theory and practice of this therapy.
Fee for the full course