Chi Nei Tsang and Your Choices

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We all feel great after having a massage. Some even feel blissful, but what is sustainable, having a lasting impact, and leaves the receiver with an experience where they say, “I actually feel different now.”  People may not realize what has changed at first. This becomes apparent after several sessions and sometimes at later times in a person’s evolution in their body.

Chi Nei Tsang is a Thai therapy made more widely known to the masses through the published book by Master Mantak Chia of Northern Thailand, although it is still widely unknown in the West. It is a Taoist practice which gently and deeply works the organs on all levels, physically, emotionally and spiritually in order to make  them work more efficiently and to heal unprocessed negative emotions that the person has experienced throughout their life.

Chi Nei Tsang literally means working the energy of the internal organs. In a systematic manner, the abdomen is warmed with oil, prepared with palming massage strokes and then worked right side to left side, finishing by grounding the person with thai massage technique on the legs, arms and face.  Organs and arteries worked on deeply and sometimes painfully. When there is pain or transference of sensation, there may also be toxins that show up as a yellowing on the practionner’s gloves). You will feel some areas of hardness, softness, inability to breath and a deeper ability to digest and breath upon completion of the session.

All of the body’s systems, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, urinary, and reproductive are addressed in a one hour session. All emotions needs to be processed on a physical level, and this is where discomfort can occur, yet you may find yourself falling asleep at times.

It is important to emphasize that the Chi Nei Tsang practitioner does not treat symptoms, nor does Chi Nei Tsang attempt to cure the illness. Chi Nei Tsang addresses the whole person and can be of particular benefit to contemporary problems caused by stress, such as sleep disorders, digestive disorders involving the liver, gallbladder or kidneys, nervous disorders such as anxiety and depression and auto-immune disorders such as Lupus and chronic fatigue syndrome. Let’s not forget, food choices are integral to a person’s overall health, so if you are not making the right food choices, you will be more likely to be suffering from one of these illnesses. The question that may be crossing your mind here is “Am I eating optimally right now?”

Many people will do a yearly or bi-annual detox for their health, and while doing the detox opt for the option of having a Chi Nei Tsang. It’s not the detox that is the most important thing to do to living optimally here though, its what we are putting into our bodies the rest of the year.

Is your diet vegetarian? The intake of meat caused energy levels to function at a lower vibration, not to mention the person ingests hormones in the animal eaten and then needs to detox these from the system. Wheat and dairy are also clogging up your abdomen, adding excess weight you don’t need to carry around and mucus that needs to go.  Alcohol and other substances, obviously, are not benefitting your system and making you liver do a lot of extra work, therefore not the happiest it can be, and not the happiest you can be.


Chi Nei Tsang can help to speed healing from injury or trauma and is known for its healing and almost mystical work with endometriosis and fertility or sexual issues for women and men. When combined with a cleanse, and then a diet consisting of more raw food, a person’s health can skyrocket – both physically and mentally. 

It is a system designed to precipitate change by bringing awareness to the internal organs of the body, thus inducing the body to heal. In that way, there is no condition of the person, whether manifested physically, emotionally, or spiritually that is not addressed by Chi Nei Tsang. Giving it a try, or learning how to share it with someone can definitely give you the experience, or change that you may be looking for.  It may even kickstart a diet that launches new habits of what you choose to put into your mouth.



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Satyama Lasby

Satyama owns her own massage practice, Open to Bliss in Koh Phagnan, specializing in Chi Nei Tsang abdominal work for the digestive systems and also performs deep tissue massage, Thai yoga massage, cranial sacral and Lomi Lomi (Hawaiian style spiritual massage). She is a yoga instructor, an intuitive artist and lover of dance and athletics, as well as how to combine her passions via meditation. Trained worldwide, she is a lover of Osho, using meditation as the core of all her healing and transformational work. She loves to write about her passions and live her dreams. See yoga and massage and art classes and therapy,FB page.

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