What does a treatment look like?
Please plan 1.5h-2h in for the first session for calm arriving, approximately 1.5h for the following. A treatment starts with a conversation between you and me. Hearing your health history and any current health matters you wish to address is of genuine value to your process and helps me as a practitioner to support you. Everything can be relevant, so please feel free without inhibitions to share. In Chi Nei Tsang I am trained with a holistic approach, that means considering all aspects of your physical and emotional state of being, which together connect and relate to your whole being.
Plan to wear comfortable clothing and eat and drink normally before your appointment - please do not fast.
I will help you to be comfortable on a massage table, using pillows and bolsters to support you. Mostly you will be lying on your back with the area from your ribcage to the top of your pelvic area exposed by opening your clothing. Feel free to ask for the temperature in the room to be adjusted to your comfort, or for a blanket or more pillows. Your constant comfort is most important.
I will begin the session with mild and precise touches to your abdomen to discern the best way to help you feel better. You will be guided to mindfully without effort breath into the areas worked with. You may experience a deep sense of relaxation and re-connection with yourself on a physical and emotional level during the treatment. The treatment will last approximately one hour; you may even fall asleep, and this too is part of the therapeutic experience. I will conclude the treatment by giving you advice and simple self-care exercises that you can do at home to support and maintain your well-being.
What conditions does Chi Nei Tsang address?
It is important to emphasize that I do not treat symptoms, nor does Chi Nei Tsang attempt an allopathic cure for illness. Like my teacher said: ” We don’t heal diseases, we support the healing in people.” Meaning, Chi Nei Tsang addresses the whole person, regarding no difference between the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of healing or well-being.
In that way, Chi Nei Tsang can be of particular benefit to some of the more unmanageable modern problems, such as sleep disorders, challenges to fertility, digestive disorders, nervous disorders such as anxiety and depression, musculoskeletal problems of undetermined origin, and autoimmune disorders such as Lupus and chronic fatigue. Additionally, Chi Nei Tsang can help to speed healing from injury or trauma, including obstetrical and surgical trauma.
Again, Chi Nei Tsang does not attempt to treat symptoms or cure an illness; rather it is a system designed to set up for change by bringing awareness to the internal organs of the body, therefore inducing the body to heal. In that way, Chi Nei Tsang addresses every condition of a person, whether manifested physically, emotionally, or spiritually.
Read more about the relationship between intestinal and emotional distress in Gilles Marin's article
Intestinal Distress and the Gentle Healing Power of Chi Nei Tsang.