Chi Nei Tsang Massage


What is Chi Nei Tsang?

Chi Nei Tsang (CNT) is a healing touch therapy from China, it was first used a thousand years ago by Taoist monks to help detoxify, strengthen and refine their bodies in order to maintain the energy needed for their spiritual pursuits. It focuses on deep, gentle abdominal massage in order to “train” the internal abdominal organs to work more efficiently and improve physical and emotional health.

Taoist Sages observed that humans often develop energy blockages in their internal organs which then formed knots and tangles in the abdomen. These obstructions occur at the centre of the body’s vital functions and constrict the flow of Chi (energy) or life-force. The negative emotions of fear, anger, anxiety, depression and worry are said to damage the organs the most.

The abdomen is also our energetic centre, or core

The navel area also plays a key role in the body. It is referred to as ‘the original scar’ because this is where the foetus first connected to the mother in the womb. Both nutrition and waste travel through the umbilical cord and due to body-memory toxins have a tendency to accumulate in this area.

The abdomen is also our energetic centre, or core. This is our Chi battery, where energy is stored. If this area is blocked with physical and emotional toxins, it will not be able to do its job properly. Always in search of an outlet, any negative emotions and toxic energies create a perpetual cycle of negativity and stress, and if they cannot find an outlet, will build up in the organs and then move into the abdomen and navel area. The abdomen can process some of this energy, but more often it cannot keep up with the flow. Thus the energetic centre of the body becomes congested and ultimately disconnected from the rest of the body.

It is important to emphasise that CNT treats the whole person on all levels. It does not attempt to treat symptoms or cure illness, but is designed to create change and transformation by energising and bringing awareness, allowing the person to listen to their body, creating a greater relationship with mind and body.

Benefits of Chei Nei Tsang

  • Chronic pain
  • Sleep disorders
  • Digestive disorders, relieving intestinal blockages, cramps, knots, lumps, scar tissue
  • Constipation
  • Fertility challenges
  • Menstrual discomfort,
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pre and post-surgery for easier recoveries
  • Stress
  • Insomnia,
  • Structural misalignments and posture
  • Overwhelming emotion, anxiety, depression
  • Auto-immune disorders, food sensitives
  • Greater vitality and mental clarity
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Assists chronic pain in the back, neck and shoulders as well as problems related to the misalignment of the feet, legs

Self-Healing Techniques

Chi nei tsang practitioners teach self-healing techniques to their clients. These simple yet powerful tools allow them to continue receiving the benefits of Chi Nei Tsang between sessions.


Like most forms of integrative therapies, Abdominal Massage works best as a series of sessions, however an initial session to see if Chi Nei Tsang is for you can be useful.  Initially, anywhere from 6 to 10 sessions on a weekly or biweekly basis may be needed, particularly if you have a specific emotional or physical issue you are addressing. After that, once a month as maintenance works well for many clients. Please ask about our Integrated Abdominal Health Program and Program Fees
Fee for Individual Sessions: Massage Only
Initial Session with Assessment:  $135
1.5 hr
Single sessions there after: $120
1. hr
Massage Only