Abdominal Body Work

a healing touch therapy from China

All Body Work is only available within a Program.

Abdominal Body Work is a holistic approach to Mind Body health. Although Helena uses a number of techniques in this intervention, such as Light Therapy and Hawaiian Massage, the basis to this Bodywork is “Chi Nei Tsang” (CNT).

Chi Nei Tsang (CNT) is a healing touch therapy from China, it was first used a thousand years ago by Taoist monks to help detoxify, strengthen and refine their bodies in order to maintain the energy needed for their spiritual pursuits. It focuses on deep, yet gentle abdominal body work in order to “train” the internal abdominal organs to work more efficiently and improve physical and emotional health.

Taoist Sages observed that humans often develop energy blockages in their internal organs which then formed knots and tangles in the abdomen. These obstructions occur at the centre of the body’s vital functions and constrict the flow of Chi (energy) or life-force. The negative emotions of fear, anger, anxiety, depression and worry are said to damage the organs the most.

The abdomen is also our energetic centre, or core.

The navel area also plays a key role in the body. It is referred to as ‘the original scar’ because this is where the foetus first connected to the mother in the womb. Both nutrition and waste travel through the umbilical cord and due to body-memory toxins have a tendency to accumulate in this area. 

It is our Chi battery, where energy is stored. If this area is blocked with physical and emotional toxins, it will not be able to do its job properly. Always in search of an outlet, any negative emotions and toxic energies create a perpetual cycle of negativity and stress, and if they cannot find an outlet, will build up in the organs and then move into the abdomen and navel area. The abdomen can process some of this energy, but more often it cannot keep up with the flow. Thus the energetic centre of the body becomes congested and ultimately disconnected from the rest of the body.

It is important to emphasise that CNT treats the whole person on all levels. It does not attempt to treat symptoms or cure illness, but is designed to create change and transformation by energising and bringing awareness, allowing the person to listen to their body, creating a greater relationship with mind and body.

Hyperlight Therapy 

 Hyperlight is a digestion stimulant and detoxifier.  

It is a digestive stimulant for the pancreas, liver, gallbladder, intestines, spleen and stomach. 

Relieves gas and soothes irritable bowel | Speeds up digestion and food assimilation | Helps with diabetic regulation as a LYMPHATIC  STIMULANT 

It is an effective therapeutic tool for pain and inflammation. 


Benefits of Chei Nei Tsang

One of the key strengths of the practise of Chi Nei Tsang, is enabling the body to switch from a sympathetic (stress response) to parasympathetic response,  allowing the stress response to switched off, the body and mind is then able to find balance again and healing to occur.

Self-Healing Techniques

Chi Nei Tsang practitioners teach self-healing techniques to their clients. These simple yet powerful tools allow them to continue receiving the benefits of Chi Nei Tsang between sessions.

packages & pricing

Like most forms of integrative therapies, Abdominal Body Work works best as a series of sessions, however an initial session to see if Abdominal Body Work is for you can be useful.  Initially, anywhere from 6 to 10 sessions on a weekly or bi weekly basis may be needed, particularly if you have a specific emotional or physical issue you are addressing. After that, once a month as maintenance works well for many clients. Please ask about our Integrated Abdominal Health Program and Program Fees.

*Massage Only 

Initial 1.5 Hour Session with Assessment | $135

Single 1 Hour Sessions there after | $100

*Please see our Integrated Abdominal and Emotional Health Program

Add ons

Kohatu (Stone) Massage with blended oils  (optional)
30 Minutes | $60

Kanohi (facial ) Massage with blended oils (optional)
30 Minutes | $70

Mahunga (Head) Massage with blended oils (optional)
30 Minutes | $60

Ora Rongoa Oil Synergies

*herbal/essential oils

Puku Ora (Gut Health)

Mamae | Painful Body

Waiuku | Depression/Anxiety

Ora Essential Oil Blends

Marino | calming  

Aroha | Sensual 

Mauri Ora | Wellbeing

Papatuanuku | Grounding, Connecting

Kanohi Ora (facial blend)

Magnesium and coconut Oil Blend

Treatment Oil –  $25.0
100ml bottle can be ordered to take home, while scheduling your appointment – $60.0


Note: although it is quite possible to do chi nei tsang during menstruation, it is preferable to receive treatments while not menstruating

Messages from the body | Abdominal Health Programs

Your body may have something to tell you about whether your diet or lifestyle is working for you – and if the message isn’t heeded at first it may start to get louder. Messages from your body may include daily fatigue, anxiety, upset stomachs, low immune system, memory changes, feelings of overwhelm, irritability or stress related diseases. Healing your gut allows the body to inform the brain that it’s okay to feel good again. The mind and brain cannot be viewed separately. 

The Abdominal Health Programs allow the client to receive holistic, mindful treatments and  will enable the client to be equipped with the tools to assist their own healing.

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