Acupressure

In acupressure physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points by the hand, elbow, or with various devices. Some people like firm, strong pressure, especially in areas where muscles are tight. A practitioner can adjust the amount of pressure to suit a client's personal preference, but the effectiveness of the work does not depend on the pressure.

The purpose of acupressure is to stimulate the body's own recuperative powers by stimulating the various points on the body. The stimulation removes energy blockages by diffusing the toxic build up that accumulates in the muscle tissue. The accumulation of toxins causes stiffness throughout the body. Stiffness in muscles puts abnormal pressure on nerves, and blood and lymph vessels. The pressure on blood and lymph vessels affect both skeletal systems and internal organ functioning.

Some of the key benefits of acupressure include:

  • Relief from pain
  • Relaxation of muscle tension
  • Greater structural balance
  • Greater flexibility
  • Improved digestion
  • Improved detoxification