In addition to experiencing the humiliation of being buried by dogs and dug up by science teachers, skeletons are ornery because they lack the musculature necessary to get massaged. Avoid taking your skin for granted with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a 60-minute Tibetan kunye massage at Shang Shung Tibetan Healing Center in Northampton (a $70 value).
Trained in the art of tendon tenderizing at the Shang Shung Institute School of Tibetan Medicine, the muscle mitigators at Shang Shung Tibetan Healing Center subdue strains and stressors with time-tested Himalayan healing. Practiced by skilled Tibetan back becalmers for more than 4,000 years, the kunye massage aligns existential energies by combining multiple modalities into one multifront attack on aches. During the 60-minute knead-a-thon, bodies are soothed by a flurry of soft and stern strokes while hot stones and warm compresses relax muscles made knotty by stress and mischievous sailors. A mixture of herbal poultices and aromatic oils helps clear away mental miasma and replenishes sapped energy stores—creating total harmony between mind and meat suit.
Nab today's Groupon and soak away the worries that have lodged themselves in the nooks of your joints and the crooks of your connective tissues while inhaling a bouquet of soothing, therapeutic scents. Buoyed bookworms interested in learning more about Tibetan massage techniques can also expand their head horizons with monthly online lectures presented by Shang Shung's pensive practitioners.
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Shang Shung Tibetan Healing Center
Licensed massage therapist Phutsog Wangamo has spent more than 25 years practicing traditional Tibetan medicine, an art that first appeared millennia ago and later assimilated elements from the Greek, Ayurvedic, and Chinese healing traditions. Along with graduates of the Shang Shung Institute School of Tibetan Medicine, Wangamo founded a healing center where she could share this ancient healing art with others.
Today, Shang Shung Tibetan Healing Center continues to earn new converts with a holistic approach that focuses on balancing the mind and body. The center’s wellness professionals address problems that range from stress and insomnia to the aches of old age. A personalized health consultation benefits first-time patients, recommending dietary and lifestyle changes based on individual factors. The wellness expert might also suggest kunye massage, a Tibetan healing art that incorporates medicinal oils, hot stones, pressure-point therapy, and assisted stretching. For a more general overview of holistic health, sit in on one of the center’s monthly public talks. These informal gatherings center on topics such as pediatrics in Tibetan medicine and how to prevent aging without freezing oneself in carbonite.
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