What is Acupressure?
Acupressure is a therapy developed over 5000 years ago as an important aspect of Asian especially Chinese, medicine. It uses precise finger placement and pressure over specific points along the body. These points follow specific channels, known as meridians – the same channels used in acupuncture. According to Asian medical philosophy, activation of these points with pressure
( or needles) can improve blood flow, release tension and enhance or unblock life – energy, known in China as Qi or in the English speaking world as Chi. This release allows energy to flow more freely through the meridians, promoting relaxation, healing and the restoration of proper function with increased regional blood flow.
For centuries the Chinese have used acupressure points as a beauty treatment to enhance muscle tone and increase circulation, especially of facial muscles. This can reportedly improve the condition and appearance of the skin, lessening wrinkles and sagging of the face without drugs or surgery.
What should one expect on a visit to a Practitioner:
An acupressure session is typically performed with the client lying down fully clothed. One can also learn acupressure as a self-care strategy, utilizing the techniques any time it is desired.
Typical sessions will last between 1 hour – 11\2 hours, the recipient should wear comfortable loose clothing, and full deep breathing is often encouraged, especially with pressure applied to the points that cause discomfort or that the practitioner regards as being blocked.
When is Acupressure useful?
Chronic fatigue . Fibromyalgia . Stress of any knid. Pain of any kind. Mental and emotional issues. Addicition recovery.
To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life. – William Londen