Saturday, 8 February 2014

#40: Have a Chi Nei Tsang treatment

What is a Chi Nei Tsang treatment, you ask? Chi Nei Tsang is a Chinese Taoist system of healing massage that focuses on the navel center the of the body. CNT is based on the belief that unresolved emotional issues are stored in the digestive system and that poor "emotional digestion" is one of the main reasons for ill health. It is thought that the navel center is the primary area where imbalances occur that may cause negative emotions, stress, tension, congestion and ultimately illness. Using visceral manipulations and energy work CNT techniques provides a method to balance the energy and thereby improving many vital body functions. Practitioners use a variety of light or deep manipulation techniques to aid in restoring improved function within the internal organs, connective tissue, tendons, muscles, lymph, nerve and endocrine system.

Photo: Kamalaya

CNT was first used a thousand years ago by Taoist monks in their monasteries to help detoxify, strengthen and refine their bodies in order to maintain the energy needed for their spiritual pursuits.

Basically it's a stomach massage, where the practitioner massages the organs between your ribcage and pelvis. I wouldn't say it's the most relaxing of massages, but then again it's not suppose to be overly relaxing, it's suppose to help release the toxins in your organs.

It's not really my thing to be honest, but if I'm going to detox, I'm going to do it all the way.

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