The Art of Abdominal Massage

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Course Description:

This workshop is for hands-on practitioners who want to gain more familiarity and confidence incorporating abdominal massage into their treatments. Mali has a training background and strong influence from Chi Nei Tsang yet has adapted her approach to abdominal massage to be more gentle and meditative than traditional CNT making it well tolerated and nourishing to receive for most people.

Learning will include:

  • Guided warm ups to release tension and support a meditative state 

  • Contraindications and benefits of abdominal massage

  • Basic internal organ anatomy 

  • Q+A and demonstration of how to incorporate all you’ve learned into 5-10 mins with oil on the skin, or through the sheet or clothing

How to:

  • Create safety and trust before approaching this vulnerable area in your clients

  • Assist breath expansion and diaphragmatic release

  • Assist detoxification with gentle lymphatic massage of the intestines

  • Assist fascial release around the organs

  • Work with the navel

  • Work with points and the meridian system in the abdomen

What is Chi Nei Tsang?

Chi Nei Tsang (CNT) is an ancient Chinese healing technique that uses touch therapy. It involves a gentle abdominal massage to optimize organ function, leading to physical and emotional benefits. CNT, which means “working the energy of the internal organs,” believes that unresolved emotions can affect our digestive system and overall health. This practice originated from Taoist monks who used it to cleanse and strengthen their bodies for spiritual purposes.

    About the Instructor

    Mali Jarvis, LMT has been a practicing bodyworker since 2004, currently living in Colorado. She received initial training at The Oregon School of Massage in Portland Oregon specializing in Eastern Medicine and Shiatsu. She then trained extensively in Traditional Thai Massage and Chi Nei Tsang in Thailand.  Other significant influences in her work are Breema, Craniosacral, Osteopathy, Body-Mind Centering, Contact Improvisation, 5 Element Chinese Medicine, Qigong, Taoist meditation and Soto Zen Practice. Mali offers ongoing classes in Movement and Meditation practices as well as bodywork trainings. Mali’s approach in all she does is an invitation to slow down and reconnect with one’s own deep inner rhythms and natural vitality.

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    For 8 hours of advanced training – $350 ($43.75 per hour)

    Early-bird discount – $300 ($37.50 per hour)

    Bring-a-friend discount – $250 ($31.25 per hour)

    Dates & Times

    2024 Dates TBA


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