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Ku Nye Tibetan Massage- Residential Training at Kunselling, Wales

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Ku Nye Tibetan Massage- Residential Training at Kunselling, Wales

Part 1: May 12th - May 22nd 2017
Part 2: October 29th - November 4th 2017


The Shangshung Foundation in collaboration with the Shangshung Institute UK is please to offer this two-part residential training in Ku Nye massage at Kunselling, the Dzogchen Community's retreat centre in Wales.

The traditional Tibetan massage system of Ku Nye is one of several external therapies of the Tibetan healing system and is cited in the Four Buddhist Medical Tantras, the essential corpus of Tibetan medicine. Ku Nye originated in the ancient kingdom of Shang Shung in the pre-Buddhist Bon culture, approximately four thousand years ago.

The Shang Shung Institute UK offers a two-part training and qualification in this unique therapy.


A full Ku Nye professional qualification will be granted after attending both parts of the residential course (130 hours) – involving two long visits (11 days and 7 days) to Kunselling - and passing the final theoretical and practical examination.

The first part of the Ku Nye training (80 hours teaching and practice) - May 12th - May 22nd 2017

The second part of the Ku Nye training (50 hours teaching and practice) - October 29th - November 4th 2017

Students who receive the Shang Shung Institute Ku Nye Diploma will be able to attend further advanced courses taught by Tibetan doctors on Ku Nye massage, as well as other practices and techniques related to Tibetan medicine.

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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 recognised 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, interdependencies 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 two of these stages are seven days long and the last five days. 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 Institute. At the end of the first two stages, students will receive a certificate of attendance.

Course instructor: Aldo Oneto

Aldo Oneto is the Shang Shung Institute's School of Tibetan Medicine’s international authorized instructor in Ku Nye massage. After practising 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 course
- Part 1: £580 (or €670)
- Part 2: £370 (or €430)

plus cost of accommodation and food at Kunselling (to be paid onsite)
- £12 a night
- £9 for three meals a day

Please contact Red Lau to book or for more details

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Click here to download full program of the course. Please note: we are now running the course in two parts (not three, as it says in the program).

A minimum of 12 participants is required - in the event of course cancellation, all fees will be returned.

If you would like to read more information about Ku Nye Therapy and Tibetan Medicine, click here

or write to our UK co-ordinator Red Lau

We have also created a flyer for distribution.

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