What is Chi Nei-Tsang and what is the benefits of this massage treatment?
Chi Nei-Tsang is a Taoist stomach massage that works on many levels in our bodies. Taoism is a Chinese philosophy that combines astrology, physiology, anatomy, spiritual perspectives on life and how it all connects together to generate our chi or life-force in life. Chi Nei-Tsang addresses muscular tensions in our deep core musculature, helps the colon move any residues or constipated particles, it addresses the energy levels connected to both organs and muscles, and it can release emotional tension or traumas stored in our body.
Our organ is a team that keeps our body healthy and able to sustain our life-force throughout our days and lives. The organs are usually embedded in muscular tissue and fascia in order to stay protected, still and whole.
This means that we can get tensions and aches in our organ surrounding tissue quite similar to general muscle aches and discomfort.
Resolving these muscular tensions in the surrounding areas has a great effect on the function of the organ as it creates more physical space in the body for the organs to work and relaxes the nervous stimulation in the given area.
ORGANS AND EMOTIONS
According to the Taoist philosophy, different organs govern different emotions, by undoing the blockages or unprocessed residues in the organs we can thus handle the given emotion that each organ represents. The treatment lasts about 50-60 minutes and involves oil massage, pressure point treatments, vocal tones, and deep tissue massage for your stomach, sometimes groin, arms, chest, head, and neck areas.
Anger emotions are stored in the Liver, Sadness emotions in the Large intestines, Worry emotions the stomach, Hate emotions in the heart and Fear emotions in the kidneys.
CHI NEI-TSANG BENEFITS
It addresses the flow of energy and vitality surrounding the gut area allowing it to support the rest of the body as an integrated system. It allows the recipient to draw deeper diaphragmatic breaths and creates physically more space for fluids, particles, and energy to flow in the area. Western science is conducting and has conducted many successful studies on the “brain-gut” function. Meaning the status of your gut flora has a high correlation to your brain’s overall health.
Chi Nei-Tsang and it’s benefits is something we incorporate in our own healing and body maintenance. We are now both trained and perform Chi Nei-Tsang treatments at our Holistic Lifestyle Center called Living with The Spirit in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Chi Nei-Tsang is a part of our Therapeutic Treatment offers and you can book it here!
You can also read more about our other Therapeutic Massage styles here.