Acupressure is a Chinese massage technique which uses moderate to firm pressure on various points on meridians that course throughout the body. All Acupressure Massage techniques, methods and styles use the same ancient acupressure trigger points. They vary in using different rhythms and pressures for stimulating the acupressure points, using not only the fingers, but also the hands, arms, legs and even feet.
Acupressure massage performed by a therapist can be very effective both as prevention and as a treatment for many health conditions, including headaches, general aches and pains, colds and flu, arthritis, allergies, asthma, nervous tension, menstrual cramps, sinus problems, sprains, tennis elbow, and toothaches, among others.
Points on the body are massaged using finger or thumb, and sometimes a blunt object, in a fairly rapid circular motion with a medium pressure. When the acupressure points are pressed, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body’s life force to aid healing. Acupressure techniques stimulate and activate the body’s own energies to help fight illness and restore harmony. In all cases, acupressure massage techniques are employed in collaboration with other appropriate medical care. Sports massage has been widely used by athletes before and after Olympic events.
Common Benefits of acupressure massage
- Relieve stress and tension
- Increase blood circulation
- Enables the body to relax deeply
- Aid in the removal of toxic wastes
- Decreases or stabilizes fluctuating blood pressure
- Tone facial and back muscles
- Provide relief from head, neck and shoulder aches
- Promote the healing of injuries
- Increase energy levels
- Reduce anxiety and depression symptoms
- Increase overall feeling of well-being
- Decreasing labor pains
Acupressure Massage is a safe, effective. Acupressure can help alleviate many ailments can also be used for general preventative health care. It 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.