Acupressure Massage involves the use of finger pressure (rather than needles) on specific points along the body to help regulate the flow of Qi (energy). Acupressure is one of the oldest and most widespread healing methods in the world.
By using deep finger pressure at certain points, practitioners can reduce tension, increase circulation and offer relief for many complaints. It is a part of Chinese Traditional Medicine and often described as “Acupuncture without the needles”.
The points triggered are located along an invisible system of energy channels within the body, known as meridians and relate directly to organs and glands of the body where constrictions in the flow of energy at these points cause disease and discomfort. The gentle pressure applied to these points removes blockages promoting health and harmony throughout the body.
Acupressure deals with all aspects of a person considering body, emotions, mind and spirit as one, not as separate parts. The healing touch of acupressure relieves stress thus strengthening resistance to disease and supporting a longer, healthier, more vital life. It also increases blood circulation and aids in the removal of toxic wastes.
The patient usually lies fully clothed on a soft massage table while the therapist presses gently on points situated on various parts of the body. The session is non-invasive and gentle. An average session lasts for about one hour, and a number of sessions are normally required to complete treatment.
Some benefits of Chinese Acupressure include:
- Regulation of nerve function
- Strengthening of the body’s resistance to disease
- Increased blood circulation
- Increased flexibility of joints
- Increased elimination of toxins
- Increased overall wellbeing
- Relief from lower back/sciatic pain
- Relief from neck pain and tension
- Relief from headaches
- Relief from joint pain
- Relief from digestive disorders