CHI NEI TSANG
This type of massage is mainly focused on the abdominal area, with the intention being to make this part of the body feel good. “Chi” means energy and “Nei Tsang” means internal organs. This ancient massage is based on Taoism philosophy which argues that the abdomen is the center of our body and essential to its proper functioning. Therefore taking care of the abdomen is taking care of oneself because it favors energy flow, releases accumulated tension, and contributes to the proper functioning of vital organs, overall helping you to feel better both physically and spiritually.
Surely we have not yet realized the amount of things that happen in our abdomen for various external reasons, such as being in love, feeling nervous or worried, or having knots or butterflies. Many different circumstances are reflected in the same part of the body.
Eastern philosophy explains all these kinds of feelings, noting the abdomen as the center of the human body because this is exactly the place where energies from both the earth and the sky meet. For that reason, it is necessary that this “meeting of energies” is free of both physical and psychological blocks so the body works properly.
Taoist philosophy in which Chi Nei Tsang is based understands that each organ reflects or accumulates certain feelings, so working on those organs will lead to considerable improvement when unblocking everything that affects each person.
The benefits of Chi Nei Tsang
Chi Nei Tsang has many benefits both physically and emotionally:
- On the physical level, it is very helpful for reducing digestive disorders such as constipation, bloating, slow digestion, aerophagia, etc. This massage also stimulates the circulatory and lymphatic systems and helps strenghten the immune system. The muscles located in the abdominal cavity are also worked, which is beneficial in strengthening the lower part of the spine and preventing back pain.
- On the emotional level, Chi Nei Tsang massage helps unblock accumulated tension in the organs located in the abdominal area, and thus helps to release negative energy that might cause disorders.