TRADITIONAL TIBETAN MEDICINE
Tibetan Medicine is one of humanity’s great ancient natural medicinal traditions with a comprehensive, holistic perspective that addresses the body, energy system, and mind. These safe, yet profound, modalities are unique and a rare treat to experience. A full spectrum of healing modalities are traditionally used, including:
Tibetan Herbal Massage
Herbal oils are selected, then heated, to be worked into the skin, penetrating the deep in the tissues. The therapy progresses to deeper work on the muscles, energy points, and meridians restoring the body’s energy, balance, and health.
Tibetan Herbal Compress Massage
Performed for hundreds of years, Herbal Ball Massages are known to provide deep relaxation while relieving stress and fatigue, as well as improving health. The therapy relies on the use of hot compresses or “poultices” filled with a selection of herbs and spices. Those compresses, generally wet and then steamed, are gently applied to specific points on the body and release their healing benefits into the pores of the skin. They can be combined with the use of hands to focus the massage on knots.
Hot compresses promote relaxation while soothing aching muscles and stiff joints. Since the motions are very gentle, it can be more appropriate and soothing for parts of the body that are extremely tender or sore to be massaged by hand. It also represents a great alternative to acupressure since it stimulates the same points of the body. Likewise, it will leave you intensively relaxed and energized. Herbal Ball Massage is known for its healing properties; improving blood circulation and stimulating the internal organs. While heat dilates blood vessels, it helps increase the blood and oxygen circulation in the body and improves the efficiency of the different organs. Herbs used in the compress will also have different and specific benefits:
- Ginger is used to treat digestive disorders and allergies
- Lemongrass and kaffir lime boost the immune system
- Jasmine has antispasmodic and anti-depressive effects
- Turmeric is an anti-bacterial that will heal skin infections or lesions
There is historical evidence in ancient Tibetan and Chinese texts that cupping therapy was practiced in ancient Tibet and China nearly 3,500 years ago. Since ancient times, the Tibetans and Chinese have believed that the practice of cupping helps open blocked pathways that carry raw life energy or “Qi” which thereby help rejuvenate and revive the body, and regenerate tired and worn body tissues. The technique employed in the process involves holding a flame directly beneath glass cups and then placing and pressing the heated cups onto the parts of the body to be treated. The vacuum created by the heat within the cup sucks up the skin and the body tissues in the area directly beneath the cup, creating an intense arching action of the skin and body tissues. This arching action causes an increase in blood circulation in the localized area. This aids the release of dangerous toxins from the blood and activates the lymphatic system in the body, flushing out carcinogens and other toxins from the treated areas of the body. Cupping is characterized as a safe and non-invasive treatment for chronic aches and pains, stressed out muscles, and for general relaxation. When combined with acupuncture and various other massage techniques, cupping can help release toxins from the body and help ease chronic aches and pains.
Tibetan Hot oil therapy massage or (Hor-Mey)
At Mantra Wellness Centre, I offer Traditional Tibetan medicine hot oil therapy called (Hor-mey), It uses heat and medicated herbal oil to heal by placing herbal poultices that have been warmed in medicated oil on the various (rlung or Chakra points) and “acupressure points” located throughout the body before getting into massage.
This Tibetan hot oil therapy helps relax the mind and body, reduces physical and mental stress, boosts the immune system, clears the mind & improves concentration. Good for all ages from children to the elderly.
- Women’s Health (menstrual issues, pregnancy, menopause)
- Chronic pain management
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