Massage Therapy

Acupressure

Acupressure is an ancient art of healing that makes use of the fingers to gently press key spots on the skin in an aim to stimulate the natural self-curative capabilities of the body. When these key spots are pressed, they release muscle tension and increase the blood circulation and the life force of the body (known as qi or chi) to aid healing.

Acupuncture and Acupressure

Acupuncture and acupressure involve identical points, but acupuncture uses needles, while acupressure employs the gentle, but firm pressure of feet and hands. Acupressure still enjoys popularity as one of the most effective methods for self-cure of tension and related conditions by using the sensitivity and power of the human hand.

How Acupressure Helps?

Acupressure can be very effective in relieving eye strain, menstrual cramps, ulcer pain, sinus problems, tension due to stress, arthritis, headaches, neck pain, backaches, muscle aches, constipation, lower backaches, and indigestion. Self-acupressure is commonly used to relieve anxiety and improve sleep. There are also significant benefits of using acupressure as a way to balance the body and maintain good health. The healing touch of acupressure reduces tension, increases circulation, and enables the body to relax deeply. By relieving stress, acupressure strengthens resistance to disease and promotes wellness.

In acupressure, local symptoms are believed to reflect the condition of the body as a whole. A tension headache, for instance, may be rooted in the shoulder and neck area. Thus, acupressure concentrates on relieving discomfort and pain, as well as responding to tension, before it develops into a disease—before the constrictions and imbalances can do further damage. The origins of acupressure are as ancient as the instinctive impulse to hold your forehead or temples when you have a headache.

More than five thousand years ago, the Chinese discovered that using pressure on certain points on the body relieved pain where it occurred and also benefited other parts of the body more remote from the pain and the pressure point. By and by, they identified other locations that not only alleviated pain, but also influenced the functioning of certain internal organs.

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