Tibetan Traditional Therapies – “Jamche” – is a holistic complementary health system that includes massage therapy (Kunye), compresses (dugs pa), hydrotherapy (lums), energy point stimulation (hor me), and cupping therapy (me bum), among others. These complementary health practices harmonize imbalances in the subtle energies that flow through the body (rlung), and promote wellness and relaxation.
Tibetan Jamche-Kunye practitioners are using these mild methods to harmonize and thus regenerate the body’s own energies. The main effect is a relaxed body and mind. Most clients report that after a Jamche-Kunye treatment they are able to sleep deeply and restfully, even if they have experienced insomnia before. After a number of treatments many discomforts on both the physical and the mental level disappear. Stress and tension are relieved and painful stiffness in certain body areas is alleviated.
Professional Jamche-Kunye certification includes five steps which can be completed in any order, although it is highly recommended to complete the theoretical TTM-course first, before starting the practical course on the Jamche-Kunye techniques. For the trade license 150 Jamche-Kunye treatments have to be documented additionally, and a First-Aid-Course has to be completed.
Step 1: Fundamentals of Traditional Tibetan Medicine
This includes a thorough study of the Tantras of traditional Tibetan medicine, which are the philosophical and practical foundation of this holistic system. Read more >>
Step 2: Jamche Kunye – Tibetan Massage & Mild Therapies
This is a practical course on the Jamche-Kunye methods. Participants will receive a thorough training in the various methods & techniques of Tibetan complementary health therapies, including intensive practice periods. Read more »
Step 3: Intro to Buddhist meditation
Another aspect of the training is an introduction into Buddhist meditation, which will make the participants aware of the significance of a calm and clear mind, and also teaches mental relaxation methods.
Step 4: Intro to Western medicine
Some modules on introductory Western medicine, including anatomy, pathology, physiology and hygiene will be taught by Western doctors, who are familiar with both the Tibetan medical philosophy and the Western system. Read more »
Step 5: Legal
Participants also have to acquire basic legal knowledge through a seminar, which is required for freelance work in the business of complementary health practitioners. Dates will be announced shortly.
Austrian Trade License
After completing the above five steps, along with a First-Aid course, you will be able to register for a trade license in Austria as a “Tibetan Jamche-Kunye practitioner”, which is the legal permission for self-employed work offering Tibetan massage and complementary health therapies to healthy clients. Please note that participants are themselves responsible for providing the sufficient documentation to the authorities.
Please be aware that this certification is a training in complementary health & wellness, and does not fulfill the requirements set out by Austrian law to be officially considered professional healthcare education. If you are a participant of the program and healthcare professional, and are considering implementing or providing Tibetan Traditional Medicine therapies in your professional practice, please be aware that it is your responsibility to make sure you’re following the law for practicing medicine in your own country, state, and/or municipality. This training does not represent an education of a medical or health profession.