Chi Nei Tsang: Focus on internal organs
Chi Nei Tsang or CNT is an ancient form of abdominal massage that helps the body release tension, detoxify, energize, and find inner balance. CNT is a holistic approach to the healing touch modality of old Taoist Chinese origin. It literally means “working the energy of the internal organs”.
We practice Chi Nei Tsang as outlined in the teachings by Mantak Chia.
CNT focuses on the navel center of the body; using chi (energy), soft to gentle massage touch and deep penetration to help facilitate the internal organs to work more efficiently. All the body systems are addressed in the abdominal cavity. One may experience emotional releases, which will help the organs detoxify, strengthen and allow the heightened energy to perform the highest level of self healing. This modality works well with other health care modalities for obtaining maximum benefits and results to maintain a well balanced functioning body, mind and spirit.
Qi, the life-force energy, moves through the body’s internal channels, nervous system, blood vessels, and lymph glands. These systems concentrate and cross paths in the abdomen, which acts as their control center. Tensions, worries, and stresses of the day, month, or year accumulate and are seldom dispersed.
Chi Nei Tsang is a modality that uses breath, massage, and movement of chi as tools to bring awareness back into the organ systems of the body. The Taoist Medical Chi Kung perspective is that all disease emanates from the disruption of chi. And, one of the most powerful way to physically balance that chi flow is through abdominal manipulation via Chi Nei Tsang.
Chi moves within the fascia. It communicates within the fascia. Fascia covers every cell of the body, therefore through it Chi communicates with all body systems including the muscular system. Chi Nei Tsang is one of the most effective treatments for sciatica, headaches, back pain as well as constipation, bloating, and stress related disorders.
When one performs a Chi Nei Tsang treatment things begin to happen! It helps relieve the body of blocked energy, and improves elimination and stimulates the lymphatic and circulatory systems. The very nature of physical touch begins detoxification of abdominal contents. Unprocessed emotions trapped within the digestive system are attended to, Many psychologists have sought out CNT practitioners as physical support for their clients.
Through massage and breath the client becomes more self aware and now has choices available in lifestyle that they did now know existed.