Wangkho giving Tibetan Massage in Breckenridge, Colorado.
What is Tibetan massage?
Tibetan ocean massage uses a variety of techniques in combination to create a unique style. Prayer, energy work, meridians, pressure points, effleurage and kneading are all utilized in conjunction to promote healing on physical and spiritual levels. Throughout the massage, the practitioner keeps a constant meditative state where he/she visualizes the Blue Medicine Buddha and conducts a positive, curative energy flow. Ocean Massage can help to:
- reduce stress
- increase circulation
- enhance joint function
- improve spinal alignment
- boost energy flow through the meridians
- open chakras
- release muscular and emotional tension
- address chronic conditions and problem areas
Ocean massage is performed using a moderate amount of Indian and Tibetan herbal oils. Only the area being worked on is exposed and the rest of the body is appropriately covered. Massages are offered for ½ hour, 1 hour or 1 ½ hour sessions. Please contact us for more information and price.
Why is it called “Ocean” Massage?
Ocean Massage is the closest translation of the Tibetan word, lakper jamtso, which means kneading with the hands as the ocean.
While it might seem strange for a land locked people to refer to the ocean, it is often symbolic of broad and deep knowledge. In fact, the word "dalai" of His Holiness the Dalai Lama means ocean. It was a title given to the 3rd Dalai Lama by the Mongolian emperor, Altyn Khan, to imply that his knowledge of spirituality was as vast as the ocean. (Goldstein, 1997, The Snow Lion and The Dragon, p. 8)