Acupressure is a 5000 year old Oriental system of healing that uses finger pressure on specific acu-points to balance body, mind & spirit. Acupressure is acupuncture without needles. It allows the client to experience a deep state of relaxation where they can explore thoughts and feelings that may arise. Generally the client will feel relaxed and energized after the session. It is known to be a powerful aid to the body’s natural healing system.
Acupressure helps in easing muscular tension and increasing the circulation of blood and lymph. It also unwinds the fascia of the body, and can help release emotional conditions that manifest as chronic patterns in the body. In treatment, physical pressure is applied to acu-points with the aim of clearing blockages in the body. Pressure may be applied by hand, by elbow, or with various devices.
Some medical studies have suggested that acupressure may be effective at helping manage nausea and vomiting, for helping lower back pain, tension headaches, stomach ache, among other things.