CHI NEI TSANG
Chi = energy, breath Nei Tsang = internal organs
is a Taoist abdominal massage
The Taoist sages of ancient China observed that there is a strong link between our emotional well-being and the abdomen. This observation has been recently confirmed by Western medicine, to the extent that the abdomen is now considered as the ‘second brain’. The main objective of a Chi Nei Tsang massage is to restore our well-being and general happiness by releasing stress and tension from the abdominal area.
The Taoists observed that emotions such as fear, anger, anxiety, depression or worry are stored in the internal organs. They also identified a specific cycle of relationships between the different emotions and corresponding organs.
For instance, many people report the sensation of having a “knot” in one’s stomach: an indication of worry. When obstructed the internal organs store unhealthy energies that may lead to an array of somatic pains and psychological problems. When blocked, in search of an outlet, these negative emotions and toxins create a perpetual cycle of negativity and stress.
The Taoists discovered that most maladies could be healed once the underlying toxins were released from the body.
They developed the art of Chi Nei Tsang to dissolve the knots and tangles in order to recycle and transform the negative energies.
The benefits of CNT:
• Purifies the internal organs from old emotions and toxins
• Enhances the immune system
• Prevents stagnation of blood and improves lymphatic circulation
• Helps to restore a healthy breathing pattern
• Brings relief to an array of digestive problems
• Improves our capacity to digest emotions on a daily basis
Chi Nei Tsang can also be used as a complimentary tool during the treatment of weight loss.