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Acupressure at Holiday Feet

What is Acupressure?

Acupressure derives from the words acupuncture and pressure to form acupressure. Using the knowledge base provided by acupuncture, the acupressure practitioner accesses meridian energy centers or the acupressure points on the body, to apply different pressure techniques to correct energy flow, blood circulation and muscle flexibility.

A meridian energy point for an organ may not be located around that organ. For example, some of the acupressure points that regulate the function of the bladder may be found in acupressure facial cavities. This is why, during an acupressure treatment, the practitioner works with the 99 identified acupressure points that cover the body from head to toe, while controlling the flow of energy, blood and oxygen to your bladder, conception vessel, gallbladder, governing vessel, heart, kidneys, large intestine, liver, lung, pericardium, small intestine, spleen, stomach and the triple warmer.

Acupressure is a gentle massage treatment that usually lasts for an hour. After a session, the patient will experience incredible relief from physical and emotional stress and a sense of health and well-being. More than one acupressure massage session will be needed to treat particular ailments, illnesses or chronic diseases.

Benefits of Acupressure Massage

  • Relieves physical tension and emotional stress by increasing energy levels and relaxing mind and body
  • Increases blood circulation and oxygen content, thus strengthening the immune system
  • Helps organs, muscles and tissues cleanse themselves of toxic wastes, thus increasing your sense of well-being
  • Alleviates headaches, neck pain and shoulder pain
  • Helps heal injuries, and is great for recovery programs
  • Decreases labor pains and the discomfort of pregnancy

Acupressure can be effective in helping relieve headaches, eyestrain, sinus problems, neck pain, backaches, arthritis, muscle aches, and tension due to stress. There are also great advantages to using Acupressure as a way to balance the body and maintain good health. The healing touch of acupressure reduces tension, increases circulation, and enables the body to relax deeply. By relieving stress, acupressure strengthens resistance to disease and promotes wellness.Acupressure focuses on relieving pain and discomfort as well as on responding to tension before it develops into a “disease,” that is, before the constrictions and imbalances can do further damage. By using a combination of self-help methods, you can improve your condition as well as feel more alive, healthy, and in harmony with your life.