Acupressure is an ancient healing art using fingers and other parts of the body to skilfully press key points. Acupressure massage performed by a therapist can be very effective both as prevention and as a treatment for many health conditions, including headaches, general aches and pains, colds and flu, arthritis, allergies, asthma, nervous tension, menstrual cramps, sinus problems, sprains, tennis elbow, and toothaches, among others.
What are the benefits of acupressure?
- Relieve stress and tension
- Relax mind and body
- Increase blood circulation
- Aid in the removal of toxins
- Provide relief from head, neck and shoulder aches
- Promote the healing of injuries
- Increase energy levels
- Increase overall feeling of well-being
What to expect from your Acupressure Massage treatment?
During your treatment, a brief consultation will be undertaken to determine which issues or symptoms need to be addressed. Once the key areas have been identified, you will be encouraged to relax on the therapy couch, on your back first, followed later on your front.
According to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the body has vital energy called "chi" or "qi" that flows along invisible lines of energy flow called meridians.
There are thought to be at least 14 meridians connecting our organs with other parts of our body. Acupuncture and acupressure points lie on those meridians. If the flow of qi is blocked at any point on a meridian, it's thought to be the cause of ailments and lead to disease anywhere along the meridian.
Using Kinesiology to find the imbalance, pressure is applied gently at first and gradually increased (acceptable to the client) and then released and depressed again until there is no further pain in that area.
Sometimes one or two points are necessary often more. These points when stimulated bring relief of pain in the body as well as increasing and restoring energy.
The client is wrapped in a blanket and encouraged to relax during which pressure points on the face and skull are massaged, this encourages deep relaxation and relieves any remaining tension in the body.
This massage can be performed fully clothed or using oil directly on to the skin and a hot lava shells if required, it makes it a very luxurious and totally stress- relieving treatment.
After the treatment, the client is encouraged to drink plenty of room temperature water to flush toxic waste out of the body as well as staying warm.