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-MassageMaster 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.
A student of several Taoist masters, Mantak Chia founded the Healing Tao System in 1979. He has taught tens of thousands of students from all over the world and tours the United States annually, giving workshops and lectures. He is the director of the Tao Garden Integrative Medicine Health Spa and Resort training center in northern Thailand and is the author of 25 books, including the bestselling The Multi-Orgasmic Man.
Acknowledgments Putting Chi Self-Massage Into Practice Introduction: The Rejuvenating Power of Chi Self-Massage 1 Preparing for Chi Self-Massage Raising the Chi: Perineum Power 2 Healing Hands The Palms and the Pericardium Point Correspondence Points on the Hands Hand Massage 3 Head, Neck, and Shoulders Skull Massage Face Massage Eye Massage Eyeball Exercise Staring Practice Nose Massage Ear Massage Eardrum Exercises Mouth Massage Gums, Tongue, and Teeth Massage and Exercises Neck Massage 4 Detoxifying Organs and Glands Massage of the Thymus Gland Slapping Massage of the Internal Organs Massaging the Small and Large Intestines Kidney Massage Sacrum Massage 5 Relieving Constipation: A Major Cause of Illness Abdominal Massage: Wonder of Healing 6 Knees and Feet Knee Massage Massage for the Feet, Roots of the Body 7 The Daily Practice of Taoist Rejuvenation Cleaning the Nine Openings Using the Mirror Clean Water: Whole System Cleanser Tao Rejuvenation throughout the Day Ending the Day "Oh, No! Not another Obligation!" Appendix: Energetic Preparations for Tai Chi Chi Kung Inner Smile Microscopic Orbit Meditation About the Author The Universal Tao System and Training Center The Universal Tao System The Universal Tao Training Center Index