Chi Nei Tsang
Chi Nei Tsang - Abdominal Massage
The abdomen is the crossroads where heavenly energy coming down passes through on its way to the earth and ascending earth energy finds its way up to heaven. Blockages in the abdomen affect the totality of the organism.
The abdomen is a zone where most of the vital organs can be touched through deep massage.
Chi Nei Tsang helps us work with the organs and the emotions in a most simple way. It is a way to complement and support all the previous levels. Most of the facets are done using the Six Healing Sounds.
Chi Nei Tsang can be practiced as an auto-massage for self-maintenance, and as a way of generating benefit to others. Personal evolution is not something that is done in isolation with all the attention focused on oneself. That would result in a situation of extreme isolation and lack of flow.
The I Ching suggests that as a point of view we adopt that of Mother Nature and generate benefit to all beings in whatever manner possible. When energy practice is focused on oneself only Nature will provide all the energy needed for just one person. Instead, if our goal is generating benefit to all beings and become active in doing so, then energy will be provided to benefit all beings we can reach.
Chi Nei Tsang is one step toward enlarging our circle of influence and become, in the words of the I Ching, ‘The assistant of Heaven’. Whatever we do succeeds because there is a broad base of support somewhere lending us the ground to stand firm.
Gilles Marin describes it as "Healing From Within"
Chi Nei Tsang is a holistic approach to the healing touch modality of old Taoist Chinese origin. It integrates the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of our being. CNT goes to the very origin of health problems, including psychosomatic responses.
Chi Nei Tsang literally means “working the energy of the internal organs” or “internal organs Qi transformation.” CNT uses all the principles of Wu Shu and Tai Chi Chuan known as QiGong; therefore, CNT is a form of “applied QiGong.”
CNT practitioners are trained in QiGong and work mainly on the abdomen with deep, soft and gentle touches, to train internal organs to work more efficiently. Unprocessed emotional charges are also addressed in this manner, as well as all of the body systems: digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, urinary, reproductive, muscular-skeletal, and the acupuncture meridian system (Qi).