Tatler - Strange but true
June 2011

One of the world's best therapies but not for the faint-hearted: chi nei tsang is a deep abdominal massage embedded in Taoist philosophy. Lots of people find it too hard on the soft organs and overpowering emotionally. But it’s considered a fantastic way to detox and a channel towards meditation -- practitioners know it’s far better than an apple a day. Chiva-Som in Thailand has the most sought-after therapists; some guests go only for daily chi nei tsang. It can bring on thunderous migraines -- but that's all part of the healing !