Chinese detox massage (Internal Organs Energy Transformation) 氣內臟 Chi Nei Tsang
The Taoist sages of ancient China observed that humans often develop energy blockages in their internal organs that result in knots and tangles in their abdomens. These obstructions occur at the center of the body’s vital functions and constrict the flow of Chi (energy), our life-force. The negative emotions of fear, anger, anxiety, depression, and worry cause the most damage. Problems can also be caused by overwork, stress, accidents, surgery, drugs, toxins, poor food, and bad posture.
Through meditative practices the sages learned to look within themselves. They discovered the internal organs connect with the Five Forces of the Universe and provide a link between the human microcosm and the universal macrocosm. The organs contain the essences of the spiritual force of a human being. They also provide the physical lines of force that hold the body together and give it structure.
When obstructed the internal organs store unhealthy energies that can overflow into other bodily systems and surface as negative emotions and sickness. Always in search of an outlet, these negative emotions and toxic energies create a perpetual cycle of negativity and stress. If the negative emotions can’t find an outlet, they fester in the organs or move into the abdomen, the body’s “garbage dump.” The abdomen can process some emotional garbage, but more often it can’t keep up with the flow. The energetic center of the body located at the navel becomes congested and cut off from the rest of the body.
Chi nei tsang is believed to have been developed by Chinese Taoist monks and literally means “working the energy of the internal organs”. It uses deep, gentle touches to retrain the internal organs (stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder) to work more efficiently.
Therapists say tension and negative emotions build up in these organs, causing congestion and blocking the body’s energy. This eventually weakens these organs, particularly the digestive system, causing problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, bloating and gas. By gently massaging this region, my internal organs should be re-energised and my negative emotions released.
Chi Nei Tsang is available in Madrid at some health Massage Center, yoga studios, naturopathic clinics and osteopaths. Treatments range from 45 € for a session, and most therapists recommended minimum three sessions for maximum benefit.
It is not recommended during pregnancy or menstruation and for those with abdominal cancer or vascular abnormalities.