Acupressure & Acupuncture
Acupressure and Shiatsu Massage are derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine originating thousands of years ago. The therapist places finger pressure on points along channels of energy called “Meridians”. This pressure enables a flow of energy called “Chi.” Acupuncturists use the same Meridians to identify points of needle insertion.
How Does It Work?
Acupressurists use their fingers, palms, elbows or feet, or special devices to apply pressure to acupoints on the body’s meridians. During an acupressure session, you lie fully clothed on a soft massage table or sit in a comfortable chair. The practitioner gently presses on energy points on your body.
Shiatsu originated in Japan and is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine. It amplifies the body’s own ability to heal itself. Shiatsu regulates the automatic nervous system activity and stimulates the circulatory, lymphatic and hormonal systems.
Acupressure helps patients manage nausea, back pain and tension headaches. Shiatsu helps relieve stress, treat pain and illness, and contributes to a patient’s overall health and well being.