Chi Nei Tsang

Chi Nei Tsang literally means “working the energy of the internal organs” or “internal organs chi transformation".

Chi Nei Tsang Bodywork sessions are available in a beautiful, quiet, private office in the Marina district in San Francisco as well as a convenient Sausalito office.

CNT was developed long ago by Chinese Taoist monks in monasteries working to detoxify, strengthen and refine the body in order to hold and carry the energy to perform the highest levels of spiritual practices and have the greatest health and well-being.

Background and Purpose of Chi Nei Tsang:

The belly center is the seat of health, vitality, internal power, creativity, and intuition and reflects the state of balance or imbalance of the entire body. Stress, nervous tension and emotional holding cause one to contract energetically, and physically, which is at the very core of any imbalance. A Chi Nei Tsang practitioner works directly with the root of the imbalance by working directly on the organs, accessing deep energetic points in the meridian system, through deep, gentle and skilled touch. This addresses all systems of the body, including lymphatic, visceral, musculo-skeletal, endocrine, nervous, reproductive, respiratory, lymphatic, metabolic, etc.

CNT is about getting in touch with unconscious charges and patterns in the navel center and redirecting energy there. It is about digestion of emotions and resolution of toxic charges so we can be more aware, more healthy, and have more ease and freedom, which is reflected in the breath, mental state, physical structure, energy level, and emotional state.

And since the abdominal structure holds a person's life purpose, any deviation from that purpose brings us in direct conflict with ourselves and can cause illness. When the structure of the navel is worked on, tensions and obstructions are addressed and reduced, helping put one back in touch with the true purpose and direction of their life.

Who can Benefit from Chi Nei Tsang?

Anyone who has a desire to heal themselves can benefit from CNT. It isn't for everyone, although it is safe and effective for almost anyone. This is a modality for those who truly wish to 'wake up' and not just have a relaxing non-participatory experience. Although it can be extremely relaxing on a core level, there is also a basic level of responsibility for oneself that cannot be surpassed. It is helpful for almost any ailment, condition or disorder, as it promotes healing from the inside out. The body is meant to heal what is not working properly and Chi Nei Tsang assists the inherent healing within. CNT is like an 'inner feng shui' of sorts. Once there is proper alignment and detoxification, as well as balance of energy flow amongst the organs, the inherent system of healing in the body can gain momentum and healing can naturally occur from the inside out.

Frequency of Treatments

Depending on the issue at hand, once or even twice per week or one every two weeks is a reasonable amount of time in between sessions. After results are seen and felt, the client might only need to come in occasionally for a 'tune up'. It is very important for the client to keep working on themselves in between sessions and make any necessary lifestyle changes. 'Working' on themselves can be through simple chi gong exercises, meditation, self-manipulations, proper nutrition and self-care.

Conditions Treated through CNT

Most ailments can be treated through CNT. To name a few, conditions such as addiction, acid reflux, digestive issues, fertility issues, chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, trauma (emotional/physical), grief, and more.

CNT is a holistic approach to health. Any prior conditions requiring medication can be addressed, but it is important to continue seeing a western doctor if necessary. It is possible the dosage of a medication might need reducing after a series of sessions.

Applied "Chi Gong"

Applied Chi Gong is the purified energy that is transferred from practitioner to client. A practitioner of CNT is trained in the art of Chi Gong and practices daily for optimal benefit and in order to be a conduit for the pure and refined healing energy (using Cosmic, Universal and Earth energies).

Reflexology

Reflexology is a science which deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all of the glands, organs and parts of the body. Stimulating these reflexes properly can assist the body in releasing deep seated tensions, aid in detoxification, improve organ functioning, and balance mental and emotional states.

Similar to acupuncture or Chi Nei Tsang, the organs are addressed and effectively treated with Reflexology. By improving lymphatic drainage and venous circulation, stimulation to the nerve pathways, and muscle relaxation, the body finds better health and balance.

Improvements in ​g​astro-intestinal functioning, relief from anxiety, depression, insomnia and muscle tension are known benefits of Reflexology​.​ Reflexology as Preventative Medicine.

In China, Reflexology is accepted by the central government as a means of preventing and curing diseases and preserving health.

In Japan and Denmark, Reflexology has been incorporated into the employee health programs of several large corporations saving each company thousands of dollars annually in paid sick leave benefits.

Many of our health problems can be linked to stress. It is an acknowledged fact by the medical community that a body trying to function while under the influence of prolonged stress is less capable of organizing its defenses against illnesses and repair damage caused by injury. Stress can be mentally, emotionally, physically, or environmentally induced. Reflexology is primarily a relaxation technique. Reflexology can negate the effects of stress while it helps the body relax and restore​​ balance.

Bodywork/Massage

Using a blend of Deep Tissue massage, Trigger Point therapy, and energetic/ intuitive touch, these sessions are designed to unwind subtle and gross level tension in the muscles, tendons, and open up the flow of energy and chi in the lymphatic and neuromuscular systems of the body.