-CHI NEI TSANG-
An emotional visceral detox
Chi nei tsang is a non-invasive method of abdominal massage that I have learnt in Thailand.
Chi nei tsang follows the concept that feelings, thoughts and emotions accumulate toxins and blockages in internal organs that result in knots and tangles in the abdomen, constricting the flow of energy (Chi) along the body.
The abdomen (our second brain) can process some emotional garbage, but not all. Having an abdominal massage will help you soften some visceral emotions and help you to feel lighter in your guts!
Chi Nei Tsang is an ancient Taoist practice which deeply works the organs on all levels–physically, emotionally and energetically–in order to make them work more efficiently and to heal unprocessed negative emotions that the person has repressed throughout their life.
It was developed by the White Cloud Taoist Monks in ancient China and spread to the world by Master Mantak Chia from Thailand.
Chi Nei Tsang literally means working the energy of the internal organs. In a systematic manner, the abdomen is warmed with oil prepared with palming massage strokes, and then worked from the right side to the left side.
Organs and arteries are worked on deeply and sometimes painfully. When there is pain or transference of sensation, there may also be toxins that show up as a yellowing on the practitioner’s gloves. You will feel some areas of both hardness and softness, and may experience an inability to breathe followed by a deeper ability to digest life and all its nutrients upon completion of a session.
When a person’s abdomen is blocked, large, or hardened, multiple sessions are recommended (at least 3 massages, weekly at start with).
All of the body’s systems–digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, urinary, and reproductive –are addressed in a session. All emotion experienced needs to be processed on a physical level, and this is where discomfort can occur. In between intense times (such as the kidney point, for example), the the receiver may find themselves falling asleep.
It is important to emphasize that the Chi Nei Tsang neither treats symptoms, nor attempts to cure any illness. It should be taken as a holistic complementary treatment.
Chi Nei Tsang addresses the whole person and can be of particular benefit to contemporary problems caused by stress such as sleep disorders; digestive disorders involving the liver, gallbladder or kidneys; nervous disorders such as anxiety and depression; and autoimmune disorders such as IBS and chronic fatigue syndrome.
In the Tao system, each organ is known to hold different negative emotions. For example: the liver holds anger, the kidneys hold fear and the stomach holds worry. When massaged intentionally, these lower emotions can be eliminated in the body, and a shift can come (at anytime) for the person who has received a treatment.
It is a system designed to precipitate change by bringing awareness to the internal organs. It also makes you more aware on the emotional level of the body, thus inducing the body to heal itself.