What is Chi Nei Tsang?
Chi Nei Tsang is a form of treatment focused on massaging the abdomen in a certain manner so as to release restriction between the various internal organs.
A tense abdomen will have several layers of restrictions. Our practitioner works to release these restrictions from the superficial to the deeper layers. This style of abdominal massage is gentle and nurturing. Once opened up, with increased movement and circulation, your physiology will improve and you will also feel more and more at ease.
How does Chi Nei Tsang heal me?
Because this treatment facilitates deep relaxation, it can be more relaxing than a session at a high-end spa. This is how it works.
First of all,
in the presence of a nurturing practitioner in a safe environment, your body is able to be open to sensation and feeling. Away from the stressors of life, the abdominal area and the contents within feel safe to being worked on. This feeling of safety is the first step.
the treatment itself lends the body to re-cover parts that have been hidden and forgotten. Much of these hidden and forgotten parts are held in the abdominal area, awaiting the relief of liberation. When physical restrictions are released, the body lends itself to further healing.
as that part of the body opens up, the lymphatic system will naturally activate itself. A well-functioning lymphatic system helps to detoxify and purify your physiology.
What can Chi Nei Tsang do for me?
1. Improve Reproductive Function
Because Chi Nei Tsang works with the lower abdomen, it is able to help with blood circulation to our reproductive organs.
Our practitioner has helped with women’s health conditions that include menstrual cramps, PMS and even night sweats due to menopause.
For women who have undergone some level of trauma from medical interventions to the reproductive regions, Chi Nei Tsang abdominal massage can be deeply healing, resulting in the release of visceral restrictions as well as emotions that have been held in for a long time.
2. Improve Digestive Function
Chi Nei Tsang is helpful if you have upper digestive problems like stomach pain (gastritis), reflux (GERD), bloating and indigestion.
It is also helpful if you have a compromised lower digestive system, e.g. diarrhea or constipation.
People who will benefit from Chi Nei Tsang massage include those who have a bloated abdomen before their menses, or those who habitually feel gassy in the abdomen. Chi Nei Tsang abdominal massage will tone up your digestive organs and improve digestive function.
3. Reduce Stress and Anxiety
So much tension is held in the abdomen from the stress of life. When this tension is reduced, the benefits are beyond better organ function. We also are able to release pent up negative emotions we hold in our body.
Who Should Get Chi Nei Tsang?
At Soma Clinic, people with the following conditions benefit the most from Chi Nei Tsang:
1. Menstrual pain / Period Cramps
2. Perimenopausal Mood Swings, Insomnia, Night Sweats
3. Stress and Anxiety
4. Postpartum Weight Gain
5. Constipation and other Digestive Conditions
How does Chi Nei Tsang help with Constipation?
Constipation is a chronic condition for many of the patients coming in for treatment. Some patients manage their constipation by drinking sufficient water and eating an adequate amount of vegetables every day. Others may need to supplement with drinking prune juice or eating more papaya and dragon fruit. There are also those who need to use laxatives to help their bowels move.
Chi Nei Tsang releases restrictions in the lower abdomen, especially as the stool transits from the ascending colon to the transverse colon, drops into the descending colon and the sigmoid colon, and finally exits from the rectum and the anus. There is often restriction and blockage at the sigmoid colon, although the areas of blockage do vary from person to person.
Chi Nei Tsang belly massage is a form of colon massage. It enlivens the intestines and helps to dislodge waste stuck on the intestinal walls. After the massage, most people leave with a flatter stomach.
Chi Nei Tsang helps to release blockage in the upper digestive tract too. Constipation is not always only associated with the lower digestive tract. People coming in to get treated for constipation often suffer from gastroparesis. Gastroparesis is when food is not moving in your digestive tract – think bloatedness and indigestion. Chi Nei Tsang stomach massage clears a bloated tummy and treats indigestion.
Chi Nei Tsang helps to release restrictions near the liver and gallbladder. The liver and gallbladder are organ that help with digestion. Alcohol, anger, frustration or an overly rich diet may compromise liver and gallbladder function. How Chi Nei Tsang helps is by releasing restrictions in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen, resulting in better liver and gallbladder function.
Gentle massage of the liver is extremely helpful to facilitate digestive function.
Chi Nei Tsang relaxes the entire digestive tract. Most people suffering from indigestion, bloating or constipation also come in with some level of stress, worry and disturbed sleep. In fact, stress is a big reason why people suffer from digestive problems.
When there is emotional stress, your entire gut function is compromised, there is reduced peristalsis and it just takes longer for transit and bowel movement. Chi Nei Tsang helps by releasing areas of restriction and by encouraging bowel movement. More importantly, Chi Nei Tsang abdominal massage turns on the parasympathetic nervous system, facilitates vagal regulation and relaxes the entire nervous system.