Nangten Menlang - Buddhist Medical Center

Kum Nye

Kum Nye massage has a very long tradition in the Tibetan culture. This massage has a special benefit for people who practice meditation, for those who work very hard, and for people who practice any kind of body training.

In our daily life, we often move in only very limited ways. We do the same things over and over, within just a narrow range of movement. Even those that do physical exercise do not often have a well-balanced range of movement and techniques. Because of this, our body becomes stuck in a particular way and we hold tension in concentrated places. Then our muscles start to compensate to protect this tenseness. On top of this, we often do not sleep well due to a restless body and mind. The result is a lack of flow in body, mind and energy.

Kum Nye helps to relax our muscles and release all tension and tightness in the body. When there is less tension, there are fewer blockages and our energy flows much better. This enables the blood to circulate very well, as well as our essence. As a result, we have more power and do not become tired easily. Then we can handle the challenges of our life with ease and we will also find that we can rest more easily as well.

Those doing meditation and movement practices can particularly benefit from Kum Nye. When we work very intensively with the body and mind, we may not notice when we start to have tension from holding certain positions. Additionally, Tantrayana practitioners work very much with the subtle body channels to release blockages. These areas need extra attention in order to maintain their openness and to not lose energy. Kum Nye can keep our energy safe.