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COURSE: Tibetan KuNye Massage 20 hours  (+ extra 30h of additional resources)

MODALITY: Online Course / Home study (self-paced learning, enroll whenever you want!)


CERTIFICATION: Certificate of Achievement

AFTER COURSE COMPLETION: The student will be able to download course hand-outs of the theory as well as the massage technique (step-by-step illustrations and explanations)

The Tibetan KuNye massage creates harmony between the body and mind and promotes health and well-being by stimulating the energy points and channels within our body using the hands and the Zathi-Dukpa herbal bags. It can be used both for relaxing / preventive and for therapeutic purposes. This course explains in a graphical and simple manner the implementation of the Tibetan KuNye massage and all aspects associated with it: diet, lifestyle, health and disease, the vital energy force, meditation, etc. Learn a new massage technique in your own rhythm anywhere and anytime! Scroll down to read our student testimonials.


THEORY: Before starting the hands-on practice of the massage, it is important that you are familiar with the background of Traditional Tibetan Medicine, as well as comprehend its particular perspective on the human body and mind; the concept of health and sickness; the various diagnosis methods (tongue, pulse, interrogation, urine, etc.); the impact of external factors and lifestyles; and the different treatment methods as well as massage strokes applied in the KuNye massage. Therefore, the first part of the course covers the theoretic aspects that  give you a rich foundation for practicing the Tibetan KuNye Massage.

PRACTICE: In the second part of the course you get to practice the KuNye massage technique. In this section you will find several videos showing the practice of the massage, step-by-step. Every step includes an explicatory text (describing the massage technique, the application manner, the benefits and effects, etc.), an illustration with the direction of the massage stroke, and a videoclip where you can see exactly how the stroke is performed in the KuNye massage.

VIDEO LECTURES  & INTERVIEWS: In addition, following an Oriental proverb that says “the theory without practice is inefficient, and the practice without theory is dangerous”, this course is full of videos with interviews, master´s classes given by famous teachers, pictures, illustrations and other the material necessary to facilitating the understanding of the Tibetan KuNye Massage as well as Tibetan Medicine.


1. Understand the vinculation between Tibetan medicine and Traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda from India, and Buddhism.

2. Understand the Three Trees of Tibetan Medicine: etiology, diagnosis and treatments and how these are linked to the KuNye massage.

3. Perceive the human being from a holistic point of view (body, mind and spirit) and to understand not only the human anatomy, but also its energy system.

4. Describe the indications and counter-indications of the KuNye massage.

5. Learn how to make the Zathi-Dukpa herbal bags.

6. Perform the complete KuNye massage following the exact same steps as the ancient Tibetan doctors centuries back.

The main objective of this course is to equip you with the skills to perform the Tibetan KuNye massage in a professional manner and to have an insight into Tibetan Medicine.

Please remember, before practicing any new modalities or techniques check with your state’s massage therapy regulatory authority, to ensure that these are within the state’s defined scope of practice for massage therapy.


  1. Introduction
  2. Tibetan Medicine
    • The History of Tibetan medicine
    • Location, economy and culture
  3. The Foundation of Tibetan Medicine
    • Tibetan medicine
    • Holistic fundamentals: body-mind
    • The three Trees of Tibetan medicine
  4. The Tree of Etiology
    • The Trunk of Health
    • The trunk of Disease
  5. The Tree of Diagnosis
    • Diagnosis through visual examination
    • Pulse diagnosis
    • Diagnosis through interrogation
  6. The Tree of Treatments
    • Treatment through diet
    • Treatment through lifestyle
    • Treatment through medicine
    • Treatment through external therapy
  7. Tibetan KuNye massage
    • Points of energetic stimulation
    • Stimulation of energy points
    • Indications and contraindications of Tibetan KuNye massage
    • Massage movements
    • The duration of the sesión
  8. Before Starting
    • The Therapist
    • The recipient
    • Work environment
    • Ready for practicing the KuNye massage
  9. Step 1: Sitting position
  10. Step 2: Supine position: energy points of the head
  11. Step 3: Supine position: lower limbs
  12. Step 4: Supine position: abdomen, chest and upper limbs
  13. Step 5: Lateral position
  14. Step 6: Prone position: lower limbs
  15. Step 7: Prone position: back, neck and upper limbs
  16. Step 8: Prone and supine position: application of the flour
  17. Complete Tibetan KuNye massage
  18. Certificate and farewell


“I was pleasantly surprised to find this Tibetan KuNye massage course far exceeded my expectations of what an online class would entail. In addition to the well laid out format for “follow along ” hands on massage practice; Massage Around the World shared most respectfully a wonderful window into the Tibetan culture and medical healing traditions. I feel confident in the new massage techniques I have learned and excited to share new ways to maintain health and well-being with my clients and friends.” – Chameil Haney, NYS LMT.

“The course on KuNye Massage from Massage around the World was excellent!  The first half of the course teaches some underpinnings of Tibetan medicine, which provide an excellent frame of reference for the massage.  The second half of the course (the technique videos) are well done, in clear and replicable steps.  The corner inset illustrations and handouts are useful tools. I will be adding this modality to my practice. Well done!” – Brenda Baker, MA, BCBA, LMT, BCTMB.

“I really enjoyed the Tibetan KuNye massage course, it was very interesting and I learned a lot about its background. When I needed support throughout the course I got feedback fast, the supervisors are very kind and helpful. The step by step instructions for the massage itself are very clear and easy to follow. Thanks for this experience.” – Beatrice Kiessling, meditation instructor, massage and transpersonal therapist.


The developer and supervisor of this course, César Tejedor,  is author of 19 Spa & Massage books, an acclaimed teacher and trainer in massage and alternative therapies, Massage Around the World CEO.

Our prestigious collaborators from Tibet include:

  • Pema Dorjee: Tibetan Doctor, has served as Chief Medical Officer at various branch clinics of the Men-Tsee-Khang in India and has traveled around the world giving consultations and speeches promoting Tibetan medicine over the past decades.
  • Namgyal Qusar: Tibetan Doctor with vast experience as a physician and teacher. He served as a Deputy Director of the Men Tsee Khang Research and Development department, and today runs his own healing center and attends congresses and fairs.
  • Tsultrim Kalsang: Tibetan Doctor specialized in Mild Therapies, Tibetan KuNye massage and medicinal plants. He directs the Materia Medica Department at the Men-Tsee-Khang, and recently founded the Mild Therapy Center.