Abdominal acupressure massage (chi nei tsang) is an ancient form of abdominal massage, which de-stresses and energises the body. It blends Chinese and Thai massage with meditation techniques, making it truly different from any other healing experience. According to Classical Chinese Medicine poor emotional digestion is one of the main reasons for ill health.
Our belly contains the memory of all our emotions from the past. Abdominal acupressure massage allows the process of emotional life to unfold with balance and clarity.
Abdominal acupressure massage (chi nei tsang) can help to release emotional blocks assisting with anxiety, depression and emotional trauma. (1)
Other benefits of abdominal acupressure massage include digestive health, immune function and balance reproductive health.
How does it work?
According to Chinese Medicine, qi (chi, life-force energy, function) moves through the body’s internal channels, nervous system, blood vessels, and lymph glands. These systems concentrate and cross paths in the abdominal organs, which act as their control center. Tensions, worries, and stresses accumulate and are seldom dispersed. These disturbances can reduce the harmonious balance of the body’s self-repair mechanisms, leading to dysfunction and disease.
The result is the gradual obstruction of energy circulation, which may lead to any number of diseases including, indigestion, constipation, bloating, insomnia, chronic pain/back pain, poor skin quality, and an inability to lose weight.
According to Chinese Medicine, each human emotion is an expression of energy and certain emotions can indicate the presence of negative energies that cause many physical ailments. This is identified as specific cycle of relationships between the emotions and the organs. For example, the experience of a “knot” in one’s stomach indicates the presence of worry, the negative emotion that accumulates in the stomach and spleen.
Negative emotions can cause serious damage to one’s health. Abdominal Acupressure reduces stress, negative emotions, and excessive ‘heat’ or ‘heat deficiencies’ that cause our bodies to dysfunction.
Why is “de-stressing” so important?
We live in a fast-paced, stressful world that drains us both physically and mentally. We know that excessive negative thoughts create physical stress; this also reduces the functioning of the immune system. When we combine these elements, we create dysfunctions in the body that frequently go unnoticed in our hectic day-to-day lives, until they progress to disease states and symptoms become more severe.
- Wang, C., Bannaru, R., Ramel, J., Kupelnick, B., Scott, T., & Schmid, C.H. (2010). Tai Chi on psychological well-being: systematic review and meta – analysis. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 10, 23.