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Chi Nei Tsang - Abdominal and Organ Massage
In Chinese, "chi" means energy and "nei tsang" means internal organs. Chi Nei Tsang, an ancient Taoist tradition, is a specialist massage technique that uses abdominal massage, breath, and medical chi kung to support the digestive system, internal organs, and the meridian system. Even though Chi Nei Tsang focuses primarily on the abdomen and internal organs, it works on every part of the body. The pivotal concept of Chi Nei Tsang is that all disease-causing tensions and blockages can be traced to the abdomen.
Chi Nei Tsang treatments utilize a deep, soft, and gentle touch. The abdomen, perhaps more than any other part of the body, requires the touch of tenderness, strength, compassion, and absolute presence.
The training of Chi Nei Tsang practitioners is rigorous to assure a high level of technical skills, understanding of emotional charges, and a solid practice of chi kung and Taoist meditation.
I have over 1000 hours of Chi Nei Tsang training and am a certified advanced CNT practitioner and a certified instructor with the Chi Nei Tsang Institute.
My main teachers are:
- Gilles Marin (Chi Nei Tsang Institute, Oakland)
- Mantak Chia (Universal Tao Healing System)
- Tiffiny Fyans (Quintessence Healing Arts, Berkeley)
I have been utterly impressed with the healing potential of abdominal massage. When it came time to pick a topic for my dissertation, I chose to dedicate my time and energy to furthering research on this important modality. In 2011, I conducted a doctoral research study on the efficacy of abdominal self-massage for the treatment of adult constipation. Not only did constipation symptoms significantly decrease in the 72 participants of the study, but engaging in daily abdominal self-massage also significantly increased their perceived quality of life and helped with insomnia, hip pain, and headaches.