Tok Sen Treatment
Will the Tok Sen treatment be painful?
There is little or no pain involved, compared to a deep tissue massage. The hammering is primarily to create a sound vibration rather than to create pinpoint or forceful pressure on the body. There is sometimes some tenderness/muscle soreness experienced the following day like you may feel after a workout or large amount of exercise. However this is quickly resolved and often experienced with most therapeutic massages. after your Tok Sen treatment, it is best to keep moving doing light mobility work and to move all your joints and muscles in their full range of motion and also keep well hydrated.
The tools look scary why do you need different ones?
The different tools are used to produce different frequency sound vibrations and also to reach different areas of the body just as your body is curved so are the different tools :)
Chi Nei Tsang Treatment
What to Expect During the Treatment?
Chi Nei Tsang duration 1hr -1hr & 20mins
Chi Nei-Tsang combines energy healing (Chi-Kung, Cosmic healing) alongside various massage techniques. Which involve light Effleurage (Stroking), Petrissage (Kneading), Percussion/Tapotement and compression, visceral Release, and trigger-point therapy.
Sensations you may or may not feel during the treatment?
A deep feeling of being relaxed or content, warm flushes in your abdomen, you may feel uncomfortable at times and have random waves of emotions or thoughts or light uncomfortable pain. This usually happens when releasing negative tensions and resolves when the area is cleared.
Included in the treatment is education on different methods of looking after yourself and different meditation techniques to help recycle negative emotions! So you can help yourself in the long run.
In time, after a few treatments, my intention is for you to be able to effectively manage your own wellbeing. (Number of treatments varies from person to person, depending on if you do the self-work or not)
How to Prepare for the treatment?
The Day before your CNT treatment, eat light, healthy meals and regular water intake to maintain hydration.
Try not to eat 2hrs before the CNT Session and try to avoid stimulants such as caffeine, guarana, energy drinks, and nicotine.
Have at least 2 glasses of water at room temperature following your CNT session.
How will I feel after the Chi Nei Tsang Treatment?
Most people feel a deep feeling of relaxation and contentment. I have had feedback such as:
Improved sleep patterns.
Symptoms of chronic health conditions have improved.
Feeling more centered and in control
Bowel health and habits have improved
A better overall feeling of wellness and wellbeing!
Some muscle soreness and vivid dreams are quite common in the first initial treatments.
Ever had a gut feeling about something?
This may be because there are an estimated 200-600 million neurons, including 20 different types of neurons in the abdomen! The enteric nervous system is a large and complex part of the peripheral nervous system that is still being understood.
It is known that it regulates many of the body's functions, such as digestion, immune system, hormonal regulation, and metabolic functions. New evidence is emerging that there is a large communication system connected to the brain by the vagus nerve.
According to Mantak Chia, this information has been known to Taoist Monks for millennia. Taoists believe we have 3 main centers from where we function. The Brain, The Heart, and the dan-tien or abdomen! Coincidence or not, these are the first 3 organs to develop when we are a foetus.
As we experience the ups and downs in life, it is thought that each emotion is linked to different organs to be processed. There are many different sayings in our common language that have been used in our language to correspond to this, e.g., A broken heart, follow your heart, butterflies in your stomach, sick to my stomach, chopped liver, kidney buster, to the bone the list goes on.
The Taoist teachings explain that when emotions are unprocessed, dwelled on, or not recycled into positive emotions, it causes a co-dependency of the emotional patterns through the hormone regulation system leading to stagnation of chi or increased stress to the organs. These imbalances can often be a follow-on with adverse health problems or disease through the processes of inflammation and stress.
There is ongoing research in western science on how stress and inflammation is directly linked to disease or illness, even from my own observations from working as a nurse for over 7 years. I have noticed certain negative emotional traits directly linked to specific organs and tissues of the human body!
SoulFlow CNT does not attempt to treat symptoms or cure an illness. However, Chi Nei Tsang and the Taoist practices, including Energy Healing and Meditation is a system designed to help you change by bringing more awareness to the human body as a whole (mental, emotional, physical, spiritual). In that way, these modalities are used to address every person's condition, whether manifested physically, emotionally, or spiritually.
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Taoist Healing & Ideology
When we are born from this world, we are shaped by a unique blend of energies. These energies are obtained from our genealogy, our parents and grandparents energies, and our celestial or astrological signature. This is the star alignment and universal energy at the time and place we are born.
These concepts and energy percentages formulate the foundation of our elemental nature at birth (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, and Earth). The different makeup of these elemental energies, contributes to determining our personality, emotional traits, and susceptibility to environmental influences and health imbalances.
Taoist healing has immeasurable knowledge of these energies and has various tools that create a boundless understanding of self-awareness, including the processes in the natural environmental world and the internal-external universe. Taoist healing looks at our health from the perspective based on nurturing these elements to re-balance, recycle or transfer the energies within us. As an organic farmer or gardener would do, when they are working with these five elements when growing plants etc. You want to provide an optimal healthy environment to grow and prosper in!
This is done by using a range of techniques that include Meditation to create a more robust connection with our internal world and self-awareness. Tai Chi & Qigong (Energy-Work-Movement), which helps in developing a connection and feeling with the internal and external surrounding energies. Taoist healing & Traditional Chinese medicine aims to assist in restoring balance or supporting weak or excess elemental energies.
Bodywork including Massage, Chi Nei Tsang, Tok Sen, Energetic/Cosmic healing, and many more alternative healing modalities aim to restore circulation and energetic flow to the body's circulating pathways when they have become stagnant or restricted.
These are all various tools that have been trailed, tested, and adapted over 1000s of years to create the range of natural alternative health practices we have today.
If you want to know more about Taoist healing or experience the amazing Taoist healing practices for yourself, contact or book a session with me to find out more information.