Bahiana receives Indian master Kusum Modak

Creator of an internationally recognized massage method participates in the inaugural class of an extension course.


Photo by master Kusum Modak accompanied by Dr. Sonali Shinde, Prof. Regina Puja Kinzer, Professor Renata Ventura and the Dean of Extension at Bahiana, Prof. Carolina Pedroza.

A Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública received, for the first time in Bahia, the Indian Kusum Modak, for the inaugural class of the Kusum Modak Method extension course – Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Therapy, on April 22, at Campus Cabula. In addition to students, those interested and admirers of the creator of the therapeutic technique known internationally as Traditional Ayurvedic Massage, Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (YMA) or simply the Kusum Modak method were present.

The opening ceremony was attended by the Dean of Extension at Bahiana, Prof. Carolina Pedroza, the course coordinator, Prof. Regina Puja Kinzer, and members of the newly opened Modak Institut (SP). "A Bahiana innovates in health care, understanding this care in an integral way. That's why we opened the doors to receive master Kusum Modak", said Pedrosa.

In his lecture, Modak, who is now 84 years old, narrated his journey around therapeutic care, which began in 1983, when he presented the world with an exclusive method, a combination of ancient sciences of Indian culture: Yoga and massage. indian traditional. About the power of traditional Indian massage, the master emphasized: "the most important part of our body is our hands. With them, we can do everything!". The program also brought the Indian professor Dr. Sonali Shinde, who spoke about the importance of digestion, creativity and rest from an ayurveda perspective. Complementing the morning of lectures, Yoga teacher Renata Ventura presented the history of this millennial Indian method and its relationship with Ayurveda.