ACUPRESSURE AND ACU-MASSAGE
This therapy combines a number of
Japanese massage arts.
Acupressure is often called acupuncture without the needles. Instead of needles, acupressure involves the application of manual pressure (usually with the fingertips) to specific points on the body.
According to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine the body has vital energy called "chi" or "qi" that flows along invisible lines of energy flow called meridians.
There are thought to be at least 14 meridians connecting our organs with other parts of our body. Acupuncture and acupressure points lie on those meridians.
If the flow of qi is blocked at any point on a meridian, it's thought to be the cause of ailments and lead to disease anywhere along the meridian.
That's why a practitioner may apply pressure to an acupressure point in the foot to relieve a headache.
This treatment focuses on the upper and lower back, shoulders, arms, hands, neck and head and involves specific ‘press and rub’ techniques along the body’s meridians and over 60 plus acupressure points.
The practitioner uses fingers, thumbs, palms, forearms and elbows to apply the correct degree of pressure as agreed with the client.
Not a diagnostic treatment, more of a general ‘tune up’, it will revitalise & tonify the whole body and at the end of the massage you should feel relaxed, energised and with a clearly focused frame of mind!
No oils, no fuss - and the less you do the more you'll benefit!