Taoist Healing Arts:

Chi Nei Tsang I and Tok Sen

Nataša Kovač - Senior Teacher - school of Master Mantak Chia

12 - 17 October  2024 in Ljubljana, Slovenia


12 - 14 October 2024  08.00 - 16.00 Chi Nei Tsang I  with Certification

15 - 17 October 2024 08.00 - 16.30  Tok Sen with Certification

TOK SEN (Chi Nei Tsang Healing Harmony) 

Tok Sen means to take off energy lines in Thai; it is a technique to clear blocked energy. It uses mechanical and sound vibration, working deeply through the fascia and muscles. This unique healing technique is found in the Chiang Mai area of Northern Thailand (Lanna). Tok Sen is thought to date back over 5000 years and developed in Lanna while acupuncture developed in China. It is an energetic healing technique and is still practised in the country areas.

Tok Sen helps to improve energy flow and relieves aching muscles. Tok Sen is a therapeutic bodywork for myofascial pains. By tapping the body (using the wooden “hammer” and “pestles”) vibrations are sent through the nerves, muscles, and fascia to treat muscle and tendon pain. A light “hammering” with varying degrees of contact to the different regions of the body. The vibrations, if done in the proper manner, provide benefits to the different areas of the body. When done properly, they make the tendons and muscles feel more alive because they are repaired and rejuvenated. It is not just the tapping that is important, but also the “tempo” that is used. In most cases the tempo is three beats; one, two, three and again one, two, three. The different hammers and pestles are used in different areas of the body. Furthermore, one’s fingers can get tired and sore with extended use. If they become tired, they are less likely to provide the necessary treatment. The fingers, however, must be used to touch an area and see whether it is in need of additional Tok Sen treatment.

It is possible, just as in a traditional massage; to do some of the work for one’s self. Of course, some areas are unreachable and another person is needed.

Tok Sen Benefits

Just a few of the advantages of this ancient Thai/Chinese treatment are increased circulation, relief from stiff and tight muscles, improvement of nerve functions and many others. The main function of this treatment relates to the tendons and specifically the muscle-tendon meridians. The proper treatment entails using special wooden tools to vibrate the appropriate areas of the body. This is because there can be blockages in the meridians. The vibrations of the tendons, when done correctly, loosen both the tendons and the muscles. This also improves blood circulation.

There is a saying: “Young tendons – young and healthy body”; when the tendons are flexible, the bone structure is smooth, and the muscles are flexible and do not press on arteries, veins, lymphatic strings, nerves, and meridians. This allows all layers of the body to be nourished properly and therefore function properly. Harmonizing the wisdom of the two ancient Chinese and Lanna (from Northern Thailand) cultures creates a unique technique that stimulates organs, muscles, tendons and meridian lines in the body for radiant health and well-being. 

Treatment of the entire body is one of the best forms of maintenance. This has been established through centuries of application. The importance of healthy tendons is clear by the fact that we use them so much. A healthy body always involves the tendons. This is because, while the tendons in the joints, for example, are important, treating them eventually impacts the organ tendons. Indeed, this therapy and maintenance have a positive influence on virtually every part and function of the body.

Increases blood circulation. Better circulation nourishes tendons and releases blocked energy more quickly.

Relaxes muscles: tight muscles will squeeze capillaries which will decrease blood circulation to muscles and cause muscle soreness.

Stimulate peripheral nerves. These nerves run parallel with capillaries. Every time we hammer, vibrations will nourish capillaries and peripheral nerves, which can stimulate muscles as well.

 Releases pain from many causes:

Headaches from nerve problems, migraines, brain degeneration, blurred vision and hearing loss

Shoulder pain, neck sprain, shoulder tendon tightness, immobile arm

The shortened tendon can compress the joints, back muscle tightness, scapular problems and back pain

Lower back pain, spinal cord inflammation, difficulty bending trunk easily

Lumbar pain and nerve compression

Thigh pain, hamstring muscle tightness, and patella dislocation

Calf pain, sole pain, and numbness

Arm pain, elbow pain, arm numbness and hand numbness

Chi Nei Tsang I - Energetic Opening of Body, Mind and Spirit

In the Chi Nei Tsang I workshop, we learn the massage methods to release knots and tangles from the intestine. Chi, life-force energy, moves through the body’s internal channels, nervous system, blood vessels and lymphatic glands. These systems concentrate and cross paths in the abdomen which acts as their control centre. 

Tensions, worries, and stresses of the day, month or year accumulate there and are seldom dispersed. These disturbances can cause physical tangling and knotting of the nerves, blood vessels and lymph nodes. The result is the gradual obstruction of energy circulation, and therefore, all the vital energy functions strain, slowly weaken the internal organs and decrease energy. As a result, disease and many unwanted symptoms can begin to develop throughout the mind and body.

Chi Nei Tsang is a Chinese term for the internal organ Chi massage that helps clear out toxins, bad emotions and excessive heat or heat deficiencies that cause the organs to dysfunctional.

The massage techniques we learn at this workshop promote healing by massaging directly over the navel and surrounding abdominal area where stress, tension and negative emotions accumulate and congest.

People often ask if this course is just for massage therapists or other alternative healers.

This workshop is for all:  all Tao students who are interested in advancing to another level of spiritual and practical development, as well as those who would like to become practitioners to enhance their massage or medicinal trade. The courses give you the opportunity to learn more about your own body and how to heal yourself as well as how to help others whether it be family, friends or clients.

In addition to improving overall health and vitality, Chi Nei Tsang I Massage can help with:

Digestive problems, such as irritable bowel syndrome, bloating and constipation
Detox through the elimination of toxins in the gastrointestinal tract and promoting lymphatic drainage
Releasing various pain and tension including neck and related headache pain and lower back pain or issues with the sciatic nerve
Alleviating asthma symptoms
Improving circulation and cardiovascular health
Women’s health conditions including endometriosis and menstrual problems
Men’s health conditions including infertility and impotence

Benefits students experience during the workshop:

Learn effective massage techniques and an Eastern medicine perspective of healing oneself and assisting others in their healing.
Detox – Because we practice the massage techniques on each other throughout the workshop, you will receive the benefits of Chi Nei Tsang massage with physical and emotional detox.
As a result, you may experience: increased energy and positivity, relaxation and stress relief, a stronger connection to spirituality and possibly a release of negative emotions or experiences.
Participants often report that they feel great relief from heaviness or emotional burden and many also experience relief from pre-existing physical discomfort or pain.

Workshop Instruction Rate 

Tok Sen (CNT III)       390€

Chi Nei Tsang I           390€

All 6 days                  720€              

Tok Sen  tools from  80 - 150€  

To book the place the deposit of 100 EUR (200 EUR for both workshops) must be paid on Pure Tao Connection account (the communication: your name + CNT I & Tok Sen)

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Information and Registration


+32 497 53 37 04 Nataša



Tbilisijska ulica 83A

1000 Ljubljana


For CNT (Chi Nei Tsang) workshop  we recommend that you eat lighter, easily digestible food for a few days before and during the course,  as this is work on the abdomen.  This  is an excellent time for de-tox but not fasting. At the end of the course, students receive a Certificate allowing them to begin collecting case studies to eventually apply to become a CNT 1 Practitioner. More informations about Chi Nei Tsang: http://www.chi-nei-tsang.com

Chi Nei Tsang Self Massage

We will learn about Chi Nei Tsang, the abdominal chi massage, and we’ll specifically learn techniques that you can use on yourself for self-healing. We will review how to use these techniques for general health, detox and specific ailments and symptoms.

About teacher

Nataša Kovač is a certified Universal Healing Tao Instructor (school of Master Mantak Chia),  senior teacher and practitioner of Chi Nei Tsang 1, 2,  3 (Tok Sen) and 5 (Life pulse). She is also teaching Inner Alchemy Qigong, Level 1.