Used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine acupressure applies the same principles as acupuncture to promote relaxation and wellness and to treat disease.
Sometimes called pressure acupuncture, acupressure is often thought of as acupuncture without the needles
The Theory Behind Acupressure
Traditional Chinese medical theory describes special acupoints, or acupressure points, that lie along meridians, or channels in your body. These are the same energy meridians and acupoints as those targeted with acupuncture. It is believed that through these invisible channels flows vital energy or a life force called qi/ch'i. It is also believed that these 12 major meridians connect specific organs or networks of organs, organizing a system of communication throughout your body. The meridians begin at your fingertips, connect to your brain and then connect to an organ associated with a certain meridian. According to this theory, when one of these meridians is blocked or out of balance, illness can occur. Acupressure is a type of Traditional Chinese Medicine used to help restore the balance.
How Acupressure Works
Acupressure is a specific type of massage that relies primarily on using the thumbs, fingers and palms to apply pressure to various meridian points on the body. Therapists may use various rhythms, pressures and techniques in the practice. The treatment is given fully clothed lying down on a massage couch
The therapy stimulates the body's circulatory, lymphatic and hormonal systems. It also helps the function of the immune system and supports the body's natural ability to heal itself.
Benefits of Acupressure
- Reduction in nausea
- After surgery
- After chemotherapy
- From motion sickness
- In pregnancy
- Relieving stress, tension and anxiety
- Improved sleep
- Relaxes muscles and joints
- Soothes the pain and discomfort from sports or other injuries
- Minimises headaches
- Reduces symptoms of digestive disorders e.g. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Acupressure at The Human Touch
Acupressure at The Human Touch is provided by Michele Sage
A session typically lasts an hour but may take up to an hour and a half depending on your individual needs.
You may need several sessions for the best results.
For an appointment contact Michele on 07769214533
At The Human Touch we aim to keep our cost affordable. We have a concessions category which is based on your income. If your income is £10,000 a year or less you pay the concession price, if it is above that you pay the full price. Our concessions include unemployed, self employed and part time employed people, carers, students and retired people. The cost of the treatment is dependent on the amount of time spent with the practitioner. If you book for an hour and then because of your individual needs the treatment runs into extra time you will be charged per every 15 minutes extra. Treatment costs are 30 minutes £15 or £10 for concessions One hour treatment £30 or £20 for concessions