Acupressure evolved from the same roots as the oriental art of acupuncture, which has been practised in China for thousands of years. During the 17th century, doctors and missionaries brought acupuncture to Europe where it gained credibility. Following the opening of China to the West, many western doctors studied acupuncture techniques to supplement conventional treatments in hospitals and pain clinics. Acupressure is now gaining ground and has value in within massage and bodywork treatments.
The oriental medical practitioner believes the quality of our energy depends on the balance between our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects. When all these aspects are in balance we enjoy good health. But when any of these are out of balance, be it an emotional trauma or a virus, it calls for the body to readjust. Constant adjustments tax our bodies and start to deplete our energy making it hard to restore harmony between mind, body and emotions, eventually leading to illness.
How Acupressure Massage works
Acupressure Massage works by using fingers and thumbs on pressure points on the body. These pressure points are where the channels come near to the surface of the body, which makes it possible to influence the flow of energy to strengthen, disperse or calm the energies. The channels are named after the organs to which they are linked, for example the liver channel. Following the lines of these channels with the fingers and thumb, those with experience can feel the imbalances and work towards unblocking congestion or help strengthen weak flow of energy.
The principle active quality of Acupressure Massage is The Measure of Touch.
With Acupressure Massage, different forms of touch and pressure are considered to have different effects on the energy and its flow through the energy channels within the body.
Aromatic Acupressure is the application of pure essential oils, diluted in an oil or cream base, incorporating the stimulation of pertinent acupressure points.
This form of treatment increases the overall effectiveness of bodywork, especially where the rationale for the selection of the acupoints and oils are informed and will work synergistically to enhance the therapeutic effectiveness of the treatment.
60 minutes £50.00
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