Ku Nye - Traditional Tibetan Massage:

Pronounced "Coon-Yee," Tibetan massage has been practiced for thousands of years in Tibet and the Himalayan region of Asia as an integral part of Tibetan Medicine. Tibetan Wellness and Healing Center is honored to offer this ancient healing practice to our patients.

What to Expect from a Tibetan Massage:

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. Ku Nye uses natural products such as butter, sesame oil, olive oil and sandalwood oil as massage lotion. After your massage, your Ku Nye practitioner will also apply ChiPa, a cleansing technique. This cleansing technique uses different natural powders to absorb the oil from the skin.

The benefits of Ku Nye:

KuNye 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. In your KuNye treatment, you may receive consultation on diet, herbs, and health based on the four seasons. Since ancient times in Tibet, it has been believed that KuNye aids in longevity by clearing and sharpening the sensory organs while supporting the function of the internal organs.

KuNye is excellent for the following conditions:

Neurological problems including numbness, sciatica, and paralysis
Psychological and emotional imbalances including agitation, anxiety, depression, moodiness, forgetfulness, lack of concentration, and insomnia.

Women's health issues including irregular menstruation and PMS, dysmenorrhea. Prenatal women and ease pain during labor.

  • Stress related problems including migraine headaches and tension headaches
  • Back pain including upper, middle, and lower back
  • Constipation
  • Tight muscles, joints and ligaments, neck and shoulder rigidity, whiplash
  • Poor circulation
  • Rough and dry skin
  • Facet Syndromes
  • Plantar ficiatis (pain of heel)

KuNye is contraindicated for the following conditions:

  • Infectious and Inflammatory conditions
  • Liver and Gallbladder disorders
  • Severe water retention

What to avoid in relation to KuNye:

Please do not eat a large meal before the KuNye treatment. Also, avoid taking a cold shower or being exposed to the cold directly after the massage.