Chi Nei Tsang is a Chinese term that means “working the internal energy of the organs”
using Chi (vital force), to eliminate stress and promote healing.
What is Chi Nei Tsang?
Chi Nei Tsang is a Chinese term that means “working the internal energy of the organs” using Chi (vital force), to eliminate stress and promote healing. The practitioner uses different massage techniques specially developed for treating the abdominal region, where stress, tensions and negative emotions accumulate on the navel and cause congestion. This part of the body is referred to as the “second brain” in Taoist philosophy as it is the vital energy centre called the Dan Tien. When this region is knotted, the body’s energy stagnates and all functions that depend on vital energy decrease, causing organ weakness and loss of energy. Chi Nei Tsang detoxifies and revitalises this major energy centre thus restoring the self-healing process of the body to return to optimal health and well-being.
For over 2000 years, Taoist practitioners have observed that emotions are closely linked with the organs and can cause significant damage if untreated affecting our physical, mental and spiritual health. Negative emotions accumulated in the body can cause imbalances and diseases in the long run. Learning to transform the energy of negative emotions into positive energy/emotions is an important part of cleaning, balancing and harmonising the organs using meditation and energy touch.
The benefits of Chi Nei Tsang as a learning tool allow one to recharge energy independently. Associated with the basic practice of Qi Gong and Nei Gong meditation, applying anti-stress self-massage is an essential complement to support the dynamic of change that can be brought to one’s life. Many conditions can be treated with Chi Nei Tsang including: depression, nervous tension, low back pain, digestive disorders, impotence, painful periods, infertility, eczema, joint pain, insomnia, hormonal imbalance, autoimmune, fatigue disorders.
CHI NEI TSANG – Abdominal Massage
Taoist ancestral arts originate in the cycles of nature and the seasons, as a continual process of regeneration of life. Chi Nei Tsang makes contact with the vital organs and evolves from the navel, the central axis of being, in direct link to conception and birth. Using Chi/energy and special hand techniques in a gentle, deep progression; it is an holistic massage that energises the surface of the skin and can go deep within the belly to relieve body tension, revitalise the organs and harmonise vital energy centres. Detoxifying the organs and tissues, it releases the accumulated charges in the organs and restores vitality of the living forces of physiological, emotional and energetic functions. Chi Nei Tsang deeply reconnects the vital sources of self-regulation of the body and harmonises the internal energy of the organs. Much more than a simple relaxation of the belly, CNT is a comprehensive and powerful approach to awakening the processes of self-healing and transformation.
TAO TOUCH – Structural Body Release
Tao Touch dynamises overall Chi and invites the body into deep release. It reconnects to the inner structure through precise techniques, in a range of varied rhythms, between softness and dynamism, undulations, pressures, vibrations, rocking, mobilisations and stretches. It brings well-being that harmonises the meridians and vital energies centres.
In conjunction with Universal Healing Tao Qi Gong and Inner Alchemy courses, this 6 day Chi Nei Tsang training course initiates you to the manual techniques and energy touch of the abdomen in synergy with the 5 elements. Here you will learn to work on the anatomical, psychic and energetic structures of the organs in a complete and powerful approach that awakens an integrated process of self-healing.
Practitioners are trained primarily in Qi Gong, a practice that cultivates vital energy, opens the body’s consciousness and develops the capacity for feeling, intuition and concentration. By approaching “silence”, the practitioner deepens his/her presence and his/her quality of listening. It connects with the natural sources of healing energy according to ancient Chinese tradition to better integrate and feel the techniques of massage.
- Self-massage and partner practice for daily self- care and family care
- Clinical medical applications for therapists
- Manual techniques for detoxifying and revitalizing the 5 organs and viscera: Spleen, Lung, Kidneys, Liver, Heart, Stomach, Large Intestine, Bladder/Sexual Organs, Gall Bladder, Small Intestine
- Manual techniques for aligning structure, relieving back pain, sciatic nerve pain, psoas, lumbar plexus, respiratory diaphragms, and digestive systems
- Energy techniques for opening the navel roots and 9 wind gates
Theory and Practice
- Foundations of Taoist philosophy and medicine through the dynamic movement of Yin & Yang, in synergy with the 5 elements: Earth – Metal – Water – Wood – Fire
- Iron Shirt QiGong practice to strengthen, ground and centre the body, breath and spirit
- Internal Alchemy Nei Gong to awaken self-healing capabilities and increased physical, emotional and spiritual health
Inner Healing happens through 3 main phases to awaken, transform and refine vital energy:
- Relaxing and letting go, cultivating relationship to the Earth, the body and mind anchoring in the vital centre of the Dan Tien. Awaken the original Jing “root” energies of anchoring to reconnect the freeing of the breath energy in motion.
- Emotional Balance: Centering, aligning and strengthening body structure and vital space, to better feel, sort and recycle negative emotional energy into positive energies in harmony with the transformation cycle of the 5 elements.
- Heightened health as vital Chi energy flows freely in the organs and essential energy centres and meridians, regenerating and balancing functions in the brain, glands and vital organs to harmonise body, soul and spirit.
This Training Workshop can be followed individually to discover or deepen self-healing tools. It also prepares for Chi Nei Tsang Practitioner Certification upon completion of 100 case studies presented during a 2nd workshop.