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Tibetan Kunye Massage & External Therapies Weekend Workshop

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Healing Points, Compresses & Oils for Mental and Physical Health

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A continuing educaiton course for Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists and other providers (open to anyone by audit!)

This intensive course is designed for the continuing education of healthcare providers such as Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, Chiropractors and others, however anyone may attend the course out of general interest.

The course presents detailed instruction on and practice of the therapeutic techniques of Tibetan Kunye massage and external therapies. We begin with a brief introduction to the rich and intricate elemental theory of Traditional Tibetan Medicine. We then focus on the clinical application of specific techniques.

Day One (7 Hours)

Presentation of Theory:

  • Introduction to Tibetan Medicine
  • 5 elements
  • 3 Nyepa
  • Overview of Kunye
  • What is Kunye?
  • Therapies
  • Indications
  • Contraindications
  • Benefits
  • Loong theory for Kunye
  • Basic theory of treatment of Loong
  • Loong balancing special points

Practical Application:

  • Hand warming of loong points
  • Oil Kunye on head, hands & feet
  • Horme compress
  • Making of horme
  • Practical application of horme

Day Two (7 Hours)

Presentation of Theory:

  • Kunye special points of the back
  • Kunye special points of the front
  • Compress theory
  • General theory of compresses
  • Indications
  • Cautions
  • Techniques
  • Hot stones
  • Salt
  • Sand
  • Herbal oils formulation
  • Oils for Loong
  • Oils for Tripa
  • Oils for Pekan
  • Oils for the Tsa kar “white channels”
  • Methods of formulation

Practical Application:

  • Compress applications
  • Hot stones
  • Sand
  • Salt
  • Herbal oils formulation workshop

Daily Schedule:

9:30am-12:30pm & 2pm-6pm

Cost: Early Bird Special (by January 30th use discount code: "EarlyBirdDiscount"): $195

Early Bird Second Tier By February 20th: $225

After February 20th: $250

Questions? Contact: matthew@shangshung.org

Teacher Bios:

Menpa Matthew Schmookler

Matthew Schmookler completed the Shang Shung Institute School of Tibetan Medicine four-year program in 2009. There he studied under the celebrated Tibetan physician Menpa. Phuntsog Wangmo. He then spent several months interning with master Tibetan Medicine doctors at the Tso Ngon Tibetan Medicine College at Qinghai University where he received the Menpa Degree. Matthew went on to be authorized by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu to teach Tibetan Medicine. He is also a certified Instructor of Tibetan Yantra Yoga, Harmonious Breathing and Khaita Joyful Dances.

Matthew serves on the Board of Directors of the Shang Shung School of Tibetan Medicine, helping to develop and implement international educational programs. Matthew has offered guest lectures and teachings at venues including Five Branches University, San Francisco State University, Stanford School of Medicine, Smith College, the Berkeley West Coast Dzogchen Community Center, The Richmond Tibetan Community Center, as well as venues in Spain, Italy, Mexico, Moscow and more. With over 15 years of experience in holistic health and wellness practice Matthew co-founded Sowa Wellness a Bay Area mobile wellness company. He is a California Certified Massage Therapist specialized in Tibetan Kunye Massage.

Menpa Adam Okerblom, DAOM, LAc

Adam Okerblom received his Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) from Five Branches University, San Jose, California, in August of 2019. In 2018, Adam was authorized as an Instructor of Tibetan Medicine by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu in Tenerife, Spain. He received his Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) from the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College (AIMC) at Berkeley in 2016. Adam graduated from the Shang Shung Institute School of Tibetan Medicine Four-Year Program, in Conway Massachusetts, in 2012. He completed a three-month internship and studies at the Tso Ngon Tibetan Medicine College at Qinghai University, where he received his Menpa Degree.

Adam practices and teaches Traditional Tibetan Medicine and Acupuncture in the San Francisco Bay Area. He offers clinical treatments using the theory and practical therapeutic methods of Tibetan and Chinese Medicine including acupuncture, moxibustion, herbal formulae, Tibetan Kunye massage and other techniques. Adam also sits on the Board of Directors of the Shang Shung Institute School of Tibetan Medicine, USA.

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