Acupressure is a massage therapy based on the principles and theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Deep or light palpation is used to diagnose sites of pain or ‘stuck’ Qi. Various massage techniques can be used to mobilise the Qi within acupuncture channels and points.
Treatments are commonly used in combination with needling. Acupressure alone can help relieve pain, stress and tension. Points in Acupressure are the same as in acupuncture, so additional palpation of these points can increase effectiveness of needling whilst also bringing a deeper sense of relaxation.
Acupressure can be used on areas of immobility to help free up musculoskeletal injuries, strains and sprains. Acupressure points can target the area of pain or tension at the site or sometimes in another area for example trigger points on the hand can relieve shoulder pain.
Acupressure massage therapy benefits the circulation in general and helps a wide range of health conditions including back pain, shoulder and neck tension, headaches, insomnia, arthritis and sinus problems.