Chi Self-Massage: The Taoist Way of Rejuvenation (Paperback)
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Energetic massage techniques that dispel negative emotions, relieve stress, and strengthen the senses, internal organs, and nervous system
• Shows how Chi Massage employs one’s own internal energy to promote rejuvenation
• Presents Chi Massage techniques for every organ and bodily system
• Provides a daily practice routine that requires only 5 to 10 minutes to complete
The Western concept of massage primarily concerns muscle manipulation. In the practice of Chi Massage, internal energy, or Chi, is manipulated to strengthen and rejuvenate the sense organs--eyes, ears, nose, tongue, teeth, and skin--and the internal organs. The Taoist techniques in this practice are more than 5,000 years old and, until very recently, were closely guarded secrets passed down from master to student with each master often knowing only a small part of the complete method.
In Chi Self-Massage Master Mantak Chia pieces together the entire system of Chi Massage into a logical routine, revealing the methods used by Taoist masters to maintain their youthfulness. He explains the energetic theory behind Chi Massage and how negative emotions affect the organs and nervous system. By practicing the exercises outlined and following the daily routine that requires only 5 to 10 minutes to complete, readers can strengthen their senses--most notably vision, hearing, and taste--detoxify their internal organs and glands, help control negative emotions, relieve stress and constipation, and improve their complexion, teeth and gums, and overall stamina.
About the Author
A student of several Taoist masters, Mantak Chia founded the Healing Tao System in North America in 1979 and developed it worldwide as European Tao Yoga and Universal Healing Tao. He has taught and certified tens of thousands of students and instructors from all over the world and tours the United States annually, giving workshops and lectures. He is the director of the Tao Garden Health Spa and the Universal Healing Tao training center in northern Thailand and is the author of 50 books, including Taoist Foreplay, Inner Smile, Cosmic Fusion, Sexual Reflexology, and the bestselling The Multi-Orgasmic Man.
"Written with clarity and purpose, these pages offer readers a solid introduction to the principles of chi self-massage. . . . [Chia's] logical progression of ideas allows readers to quickly grasp this new information and to build on it as the pages turn. . . . For such a short book, the overall explanation of this system is explicit, providing a most impressive view of these techniques. Chi Self-Massage presents a wealth of information that can positively impact the health of readers."
— Curled up with a Good Book, Aug 2006
"Master Mantak Chia pieces this system into a logical routine any can duplicate, using methods used by the masters to explore the theory and purposes behind Chi Self-Massage. Spirituality blends with practical application in an easily-followed guide."
— Diane C. Donovan, California Bookwatch, Oct 2006
"Spirituality blends with practical application in an easily-followed guide."
— The Midwest Book Review, Oct 2006
"If you have any recurring pain in your day-to-day life I recommend getting this book, I've found it very helpful."
— Amanda Bugeaud, Timeless Spirit Magazine, July 2007