Chi Nei Tsang Internal Organ Massage


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Chi Nei Tsang– from the Taoist system of China– is a system of deep internal massage in, on, or around the organs of the body. Whilst most systems of massage are concerned with the extremities and muscular system of the body, the ancient Taoists realised that the fundamental health and energy of a person was inextricably bound up with the energy of the internal organs themselves. To the Taoists, one’s emotional, physical and spiritual health was determined by the health and condition of the abdominal area, and the inner organs in particular.

In Chi Nei Tsang, we work with deep, but gentle movements, primarily on the abdominal area to purge, cleanse, heal and balance the inner organs. The first section of the massage is without oil, as we clear the lymphatic system and skin, and we then go on to utilising harmonising oils as we work progressively deeper in and around the spleen, liver, kidneys, etc to purge, heal and rejuvinate the system. We utilise colour, sound and visualisation to connect deeply into the chi, or essential energy, of each organ, until a state of balance is achieved.

Each internal organ, according to the Taoists, has a particular set of positive and negative emotions attached to them. In an unhealthy organ, that particular negative emotion predominates, preventing access to positive emotions and positive virtues. This can lead to depression, sickness and ill health and, ultimately, even death. The Taoists believe that clearing the organs on a regular basis can lead to extraordinary health and healing.  These practices can lead to longevity, radiant health, a wise nature, and a compassionate heart.

Massages only expose the belly and take place in a safe and supportive environment.

Chi Nei Tsang can help:

  • Indigestion
  • Bloating
  • Poor digestion
  • Insomnia
  • Poor skin
  • Inability to lose or gain weight
  • Asthma
  • Promote deeper and easier breathing
  • Improve the circulation of blood and movement of lymph
  • Posture
  • Feelings of well-being
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relief of stress and aide of relaxation
  • Awareness of the mind-body connection
  • Promote a relaxed state of mental awareness

Sessions are 1 hour and cost 30 usd.

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