The practice of acupressure began over 5000 years ago in ancient China and India, and is still widly used in these cultures today.
What is Acupressure?
Acupressure (some times referred to as acupuncture without needles) is an ancient healing art which uses fingure pressure on key points to stimulate the body's natural healing energy.
All healing arises from the creative nurturing healing systems in the body. Treatment of any kind simply seeks to create the circumstances in which the body can restore balance and optimum health. Accupressure recongizes this and promotes the flow of the body' healing energy (chi), through points and meridians, to restore health and wellbeing of clients.
Some conditions acupressure is used to treat are:
Nerve pain (neuropathy), low back pain, jaw pain (TMJ) migraine headaches. It is also used for depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, trouble sleeping (insomnia), fibromyalgia, addiction and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Other uses include treatment of fatigue, nausea and vomiting related to chemotherapy, motion sickness and vertigo; lung disorders including chronic enlargment of the airways (bronchitis) and chronic obstructive lung diseases such as asthma and emphysema: irritable bowel syndrom, stroke, bed-wetting, inability to control urination, dry mouth and many other conditions.
After an Acupressure session I usually give clients acupressure points which they can use to promote healing and maintain the flow of Chi to extend and enhance the benefits of the session.
Acupressure and Massage
I often use acupressure points in massage sessions to enhance the benefits, and I include massage techniques in acupressure sessions to help releive muscular tension, promote relaxation and healing. The two treatments are very compatible.
Your session can be done with light clothing or you may disrobe and use a sheet to cover you during the session.