Chi Nei Tsang is one of the most profound therapeutical massages found in Chinese and Thai Medicine. Chi means energy and Nei Tsang means organs, Chi Nei Tsang literally means “working the energy of the internal organs” or “internal organs chi transformation. Our main organs (liver, heart, kidneys,gallblader etc) holding both physical and emotional tension are influencing our health both physical and emotional
It is an ancient and powerful method of hands-on healing that works with the major systems of the body: breath, vascular, lymphatic, nervous, fasciae/tendon/muscle and acupuncture meridian.
What Chi Nei Tsang can do
Dr. Micheal Gershon’s The Second Brain points to the importance of “the guts” and the role they play in maintaining our well-being. Chi Nei Tsang treatments involve using a gentle, soft, and deep touch to the abdomen to detoxify, tonify and energize the internal organs to work more efficiently and to deal with unprocessed emotional charges.
Some effects of Abdominal Chi Massage
- Detoxify and cleanse internal organs
- Releases the body of physical, emotional, and energetic stagnation at various levels
- Improves elimination and stimulation of the lymphatic and circulatory systems
- Strengthens the immune system, enhancing resistance to disease
- Transform sick emotions
- Restore natural posture and structure
- Improve immune responses
- Chi Nei Tsang restructures and strengthens the body
- Works on the visceral structures and positioning of internal organs,
stimulating them to work better
- Helps correct postural problems resulting from visceral imbalances.
- Relieves deep seated tensions and restores vitality
- Quickly releases negative emotions, tensions and sicknesses, bringing comfort and relief to the abdomen and vital energy to the internal organs. Chi Nei Tsang is also effective in the treatment of digestive problems, such as irritable bowel syndrome and bloating and constipation
- It eliminates toxins in the gastrointestinal tract and promotes lymphatic drainage. (source: internet)
Healing with Abdominal Massage/ Chi Nei Tsang
(Second Brain: Abdominal Massage)
By : Eu Hooi Khaw New Straights Times Malaysia
Important organs are located within the abdominal area and a Chi Nei Tsang massage could set you on the path to better health. EU HOOI KHAW finds out how it works.
The “Tan Tien” area, two fingers’ width down from the navel, is the most powerful energy centre in the body. Think of how at conception, the first cell of the body is formed at the umbilicus, and you understand why the navel and the abdominal area around it are so important.
Chi Nei Tsang, a Tao healing art, revolves around the massage of a series of points around this vital area of the body, to increase the flow of energy to specific organs. It harnesses the principles of Chinese medicine, Tai Chi Chuan and chi kung, to help detoxify and strengthen the body.
It’s a therapeutic massage, whose ultimate goal is to help a person heal physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Two years ago, Dr Aminah Mohd Amin learned Chi Nei Tsang (abdominal massage) from senior universal Tao instructor Andrew Fretwell in Chiangmai, Thailand.
Dr Aminah tried the Chi Nei Tsang massage, administered by Fretwell, and her chronic backache which she had been suffering from for many years, disappeared. “I went for the massage a few times and experienced very profound healing.” Her backache has not returned since. “My emotions were discharged in subsequent treatments.
“Andrew has treated thousands of people,” said Dr Aminah, who joined the workshops . “I have found old traumas and emotions surfacing from the treatment, and people getting healed. When we don’t process emotions, they get stored in the abdominal area. We massage this area, feel where energy is blocked and where the tension is, to make it soft.
Our abdomen should be like a baby’s — pliable and soft.”
Dr Aminah, who is a medical doctor, explained that all the organs, lymphatic and circulatory systems, large and small intestines are all in the abdomen. With the massaging, the lymphatic system is normalised, the immune system strengthened.
“It also helps strengthen the metabolic, nervous, reproductive and circulatory systems. The organs function more efficiently.”
The massage also goes deep into the viscera and into the muscles, especially the psoas muscle, which helps with backache and strengthening the spinal area.
Dr Aminah now practises Chi Nei Tsang at the Amanur Skin & Spa which she has set up in Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. “I’m more into preventive medicine now. Initially it was difficult because of the conflict with my medical training. Now it’s much easier, especially when I see the healing and how much it has helped my clients.
“We are spirits in physical bodies,” she said. “Once the blockage is cleared, we can connect more to our intuition, heart and mind. It also helps us to know ourselves better, become more self-aware. At times it is easier to feel physical than emotional pain. Sometimes when we massage, the emotional pain surfaces and we react with more patience and compassion. Once the emotions get validated, we can let them go.”
The massage lasts from 15 minutes to an hour. It’s a gentle massage, mostly on the abdomen; we sometimes work on the shoulder too. In Chi Nei Tsang, we teach the patient to change the negative to the positive. It’s good for stress. After the treatment, they are profoundly relaxed. Most of the clients fall asleep. Detoxification takes place after the treatment, and the person may feel tired for one or two days. Some may feel very light.”
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