Chi Nei Tsang is an integrated therapy in ancient Taoist China that works by performing an abdominal massage. As in shiatsu massage and in traditional Chinese medicine in general, it is known that all the organs of the body and certain feelings are reflected in the abdomen.

This technique draws on the wisdom of ancient Chinese disciplines, such as Tai-Chi-Chuan, Chi-Kung, Kung-Fu, and Taoist meditations.

According to the Tao, the area behind the navel is the most important energy center in the body. In this area the first cells are formed and the organism develops in a spiral around these primary cells. It is connected to the mother, because through it the sustenance is received and the whole body is formed, so it is said that any discomfort or blockage in the navel hinders the flow of vital energy.

Chi, the vital energy, flows through the internal channels, the nervous system, the blood vessels and the lymphatic glands of the body. These systems are concentrated and crisscrossed in the abdomen, which acts as your control center. There the tensions, worries and pressures of the day, month or year accumulate and rarely dissipate.

These alterations cause the physical entanglement of the nerves, blood vessels and lymph nodes. The result is the gradual obstruction of the flow of energy. The ancient Taoists understood that negative emotions cause serious damage to our health, as they impair physical and spiritual functions. They understood that every human emotion is a manifestation of energy and that certain emotions could indicate the negative energy that causes various physical illnesses. They also identified a specific cycle of relationships between emotions and organs. For example, the experience of a “knot” in the stomach indicated worry, the negative emotion that builds up in the stomach and spleen.

Chi Nei Tsang falls within the manual and energetic therapies since it is a gentle massage in the visceral area that, according to tradition, produces a reflex effect on the whole organism receiving its benefits corporally, mentally and spiritually by the activation of the flows energetic.

Chi Nei Tsang eliminates toxins, harmful emotions and excessive heat, or lack of heat, which causes the organs to malfunction.

Benefits of the Chi Nei Tsang massage:

As for the benefits of Chi Nei Tsang on the physical plane, one of the main ones is that it is a great help to reduce digestive disorders. In this sense, people who suffer from constipation, abdominal bloating, heavy digestion or aerophagia, will find relief after a session of this massage, since the masseuse will work the entire area helping, in this way, intestinal transit.

Chi Nei Tsang can also be useful for those women who have been mothers recently. Massage can help the abdominal muscles to regain position after pregnancy, as well as alleviate that series of added problems that usually accompany pregnancy, such as hemorrhoids or heavy legs. However, it is advisable to wait about six weeks after giving birth, and always after consulting the doctor.

Likewise, the Chi Nei Tsang massage stimulates the circulatory and lymphatic system, which improves the detoxification of the body, so important to feel well and to solve aesthetic conditions such as cellulite or fluid retention. Likewise, it can be a supplement to lose weight, although always accompanied by a suitable diet and sufficient physical exercise. In addition, it can help strengthen the immune system and, therefore, our ability to resist certain diseases.

In addition, this massage can be a great support to a postural correction therapy, since it detects and corrects postural problems due to lack of balance in the viscera. In this regard, Chi Nei Tsang therapists also work the muscles located in the abdominal cavity, such as the iliopsoas, which is why these massages are beneficial to strengthen the entire area of ​​the lower part of the spine and thus avoid chronic back, neck and shoulder pain.

On a psychic or emotional level, Chi Nei Tsang helps to unblock the tensions that accumulate in the organs located in the abdominal area. In this way, it helps to release negative energy and release those physical or mental tensions that may be causing a series of disorders.

The emotional benefits of the Chi Nei Tsang massage are also good, such as the relaxation of the organs that it cleanses of the negative emotions that block them (that so-called knot in the stomach). The organs accumulate the emotions that we have not processed even since childhood, because they are emotions that for some reason it is thought that they should not be expressed or felt even if they are not reprehensible. Meanwhile, they are stored in the organs, creating tension, blockages and pain.

It transforms the negative emotions that block the organs, even before birth and that generate tension, pain and pathologies of all kinds. Chi Nei Tsang facilitates contact with those emotions, feeling them without judgment and opening the possibility of dissipating that emotional charge and its emotional, mental and physical symptoms, to achieve harmonious health and an equally balanced life.

Contraindications of Chi Nei Tsang

Being pregnant is one of the contraindications to receiving a Chi Nei Tsang massage, as well as wearing an IUD or a pacemaker. Likewise, this therapy is not indicated for people suffering from cancer or thrombosis and, if you suffer from another type of disease, it is advisable to ask the specialist doctor before starting treatment, and discuss it with the therapist so that you are well informed of the health status of the patient. patient. And above all, assume massage as a complement to medical treatment and not as a replacement.

What is a Chi Nei Tsang session like:

Normally, the session begins with some gentle maneuvers to prepare the abdomen for the subsequent activity. With these touches, always with the navel as the central point, the therapist will feel where the blocks are and which parts should work more. Thus, the masseur must always be focused on the movements to be applied and how he has to move his hands, his forearms, his elbows and even his feet (although the latter is very unusual), to break these blockages and release, in this way, of energy. It is a gentle but decisive massage on the entire abdominal area and on the internal organs.

With a single session of Chi Nei Tsang, which can last from 40 to 60 minutes, we can already observe improvements on a physical or mental level, but the ideal is to include this type of therapy in a routine that keeps emotions and tensions in control in this central part of the body. It would be, therefore, a therapy not only curative, but also preventive.

Chi Nei Tsang is applied through a gentle and direct massage on the internal organs of the body, massaging a series of points around the navel and internal organs to increase the flow of energy (Chi) towards them. According to the therapists of this technique, it works directly on the internal organs, correcting any imbalance.

Complement to other therapies

As an art and science, Chi Nei Tsang is a complement to reflexology, psychology, reiki, shiatsu, Swedish massage, and similar therapies. However, unlike most practices that use indirect methods to communicate with the internal organs, Chi Nei Tsang directly massages the internal organs. Chi Nei Tsang is also the most comprehensive approach to energize, strengthen, and detoxify the internal system.

It eliminates negative influences and is especially helpful in relieving intestinal obstructions, cramps, knots, bumps, scars, headaches, menstrual cramps, poor blood circulation, back pain, sterility, impotence, and many other problems.