Acupressure is an ancient healing art using the fingers to gradually press key healing points, which stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. Acupressure was developed in Asia over 5,000 years ago. Using the power and sensitivity of the hand, Acupressure Therapy is effective in the relief of stress-related ailments, and is ideal for self-treatment and preventive health care for boosting the immune system. Acupressure releases tension, increases circulation and reduces pain.
Acupuncture & Acupressure use the same pressure points and meridians, but Acupuncture employs needles, while Acupressure uses gentle to firm finger pressure. When these acupressure points are stimulated, they release muscular tension, promote circulation of blood, and enhance the body’s life force energy to aid healing. Acupressure therapy can be used to relieve pain, fortify the sexual reproductive system, detoxify the body for greater health and beauty, and tone facial and back muscles.
What is a Meridian Massage?
Meridian Massage is massage using oil or lotion along the meridian/energy pathways of the body. The massage will mainly consist of long flowing strokes along the meridians interspersed with specific pressure on acupressure points. Meridians are thought to be part of a master communication system of universal life energy, connecting the organs with the sensory, physiological and emotional aspects of the body. Acupressure points can stimulate the local area or through the meridian connection send healing messages to other parts of the body to benefit a variety of complaints and symptoms.
If you want to give meridian massage and acupressure a try, give us a call at the Beddington clinic at 403.295.8590. Rebecca, our talented Massage Therapist, would love to talk with you about the benefits of Meridian Massage and Acupressure services.