In traditional Chinese philosophy , CHI or Qi, is the universal force that governs well-being and personal vitality. For people to maintain good health, it is believed that CHI must flow freely within the body and when blocked ” dis-ease’ and illness follow. Movement is, therefore . a key element in releasing blockages. Body massage, exercise,stretching, hydrotherapy and movement of the mind through relaxation and meditation combine to assist the body’s natural renewal and form the basis of the CHI philosophy.