chi nei tsang
Chi Nei Tsang is a hands-on holistic health practice of ancient Chinese Taoist tradition, rediscovered and further developed by Chi-Kung (Qigong in Chinese Pinyin: Chi-based internal exercises and functional meditations). Chi Nei Tsang involves the application of Chi-Kung in the manual treatment of the viscera (Nei-Tsang) and the deepest internal structures of the body. Following the classical Taoist model, Chi Nei Tsang simultaneously heals the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual.
Originally, Taoist monks and nuns practiced Chi Nei Tsang to enhance their health, detoxify their organism, and upgrade the quality of their Chi (Qi) so that they could successfully, and safely practice the highest-level spiritual meditation formulas of enlightenment. Once a practice of legendary fame at the imperial court of China and in the numerous Taoist temples across the country before the Chinese Cultural Revolution, Chi Nei Tsang has now virtually disappeared from China, along with many other Taoist practices of a spiritual nature, under the current Chinese communist ideology.
The contemporary form of Chi Nei Tsang is deeply rooted in three different traditions: Classical Taoist Chinese Medicine, Traditional Internal Medical Thai Massage, and Western holistic medicine. The combination of these three traditions is actually congruent with the ancient Taoist philosophy of change and impermanence: The Tao meaning 'the Way', 'the right manner' and 'the Right Way to live healthily in this place and age'. With its holistic approach, its medical science coming from the depth of classical Chinese wisdom and using the precise technology of traditional Thai medical massage, Chi Nei Tsang has been able to provide deep transformative and permanent healing to the widest range of people worldwide regardless of belief system, culture or tradition.
Chi Nei Tsang philosophical foundation is Taoism, which is the philosophy supporting the whole of Classical Chinese medical system consisting of the use of medicinal herbs, a wide spectrum of medical massages, Chi-Kung, bone-setting, acupuncture and even surgery, which was, in classical times, considered the lowest form of medicine and used only after the repeated neglect or abuse of essential medical principles made it absolutely necessary.
At the base of Classical Chinese Medicine is the concept of Chi, Yin and Yang, and the Five Elemental Forces at the origin of life and responsible for health balance. Chi is the power resulting from the interaction of the Five Elemental Forces, Yin and Yang are the polarities which creates movement, perpetual change and evolution in existence. The quality of health can thus be evaluated by checking the movement of the Chi in each of the organ systems, according to their corresponding elemental force, on different places along their pathway called meridians. The capacity to control the Chi, along with the exercises designed for this purpose, is called Chi-Kung. Thus Chi Nei Tsang can be considered to be the art of applying Chi-Kung to the internal organ systems (Nei-Tsang), which, by carrying the elemental forces are themselves at the origin of the life of every individual.
While the external version of Thai massage grew and became very popular, as Chinese Tui-Na and Japanese Shiatsu did, the more sophisticated and difficult to learn Internal Medical Thai Massage is fast disappearing confronted with the widespread diffusion of Western synthesized pharmaceuticals and antibiotics, along with Western culture and allopathic ideology, which is much easier to learn, but forbids the use of traditional herbs, discards the spiritual power of meditation, and arrogantly scorns at hands-on healing disciplines.
Kindly note that this is a therapeutic abdominal massage.
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The rate for your first three 90-minutes signature massages
combined with chi nei tsang is £70
The rate for each 60-minutes chi nei tsang
follow-up session is £50.
Profits are donated to charity.