Acupressure is an ancient Chinese healing method that involves applying pressure to certain meridian points on the body to relieve pain. The human body has fourteen "meridians" that carry energy throughout the body. These meridians start at the fingertips, connect to the brain, and then connect to the organ associated with the specific meridian.
Acupuncture and Acupressure use the same points, but acupuncture uses needles, while Acupressure uses the gentle but firm pressure of hands. There is a massive amount of scientific data that demonstrates why and how acupuncture is effective.
Acupressure is the most effective method for self-treatment of tension-related ailments by using the power and sensitivity of the human hand. Acupressure deals with all the aspects of a person as a whole: body, emotions, mind, and spirit as one, not as separate parts. It relaxes muscular tension and balances the vital life forces of the body.
Acupressure is used for treating a variety of disorders. These include asthma, arthritis, menstrual problems, sinusitis, depression, post operative recovery, chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, and hypertension. It stimulates a healthy digestive function, heals the immune system, improves circulation, soothes chronic pain, and improves energy levels and concentration. It works to set the whole body in balance so that it works to function better as a whole. Regular treatments result in an improvement in overall physical and mental health.
Massage on it's own also provides many benefits. It lowers blood pressure, improves concentration and circulation through the body, reduces anxiety and hypertension, assists in the recovery from injury or surgery, and improves overall health and energy levels. Combining the art of acupressure with massage is a popular way to improve health and heal many disorders and complaints.
Relieve stress and tension; Relax mind and body; Increase blood circulation; Aid in the removal of toxic wastes; Provide relief from head, neck and shoulder aches; Promote the healing of injuries; Increase energy levels; Increase overall feeling of well-being; Decreasing labor pains