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Spotlight On: Nose Creek’s Meridian Massage and Acupressure Treatment

Meridian Massage: when you first hear this, what do you think of? You know that this is obviously a Massage treatment, but what exactly does “Meridian” mean, and how can this treatment benefit you?

When we speak of “Meridian” Massage, we are referring to using oils or lotions to facilitate relaxing Massage techniques along the meridian energy pathways of the body. These techniques are a powerful way of improving the overall harmony, health and well-being of the body, and Meridian Massage and Acupressure treatments can help to clear blockages in the flow of “Qi” (energy), so that the body can function optimally and facilitate its own healing.

Common ailments that the Meridian Massage and Acupressure treatment can help with include:

  1. Headache or migraine
  2. Stiff muscles and joints
  3. Lower back pain
  4. Any stiffness or injury resulting in decreased range of motion (ROM)

Because Meridian Massage stimulates the flow of Qi (energy) through the meridian pathways, it also promotes inner balance and regulates the body’s energy system to improve overall health and well-being.


Acupressure can stimulate the local area, or through the meridian connection, that then sends healing messages to other parts of the of the body to benefit a variety of complaints and symptoms.

When the Qi (energy) that flows through the meridian and Acupressure point becomes blocked by physiological, pathological or psychological stress, the body cannot function properly and ill health or disease can manifest.

When your mind is distracted and stressed, it directly affects how your body moves and feels. If you are stressed, you will inevitably feel more stiffness throughout your body, and your Qi (energy) pathways will automatically experience blockages. You will find that when you become stressed, your energy will plummet.

Acupressure can help remove these blockages on several different levels:

  1. Improves mental well-being by balancing emotions
  2. Improves the circulation of blood into muscles
  3. Improves the circulation of lymph fluidRebecca-Yin2

Improving circulation of blood throughout the body into your muscles increases the transportation of nutrients into the tissues, and then helps in the removal of waste from these tissues. In addition, improving the circulation or your lymph fluid, which aids in the removal of waste and toxins from tissues, boosts your overall immune system and strengthens the body’s ability to defend against disease and infection.

If you are experiencing stiffness, soreness or any other aches and pains, give Rebecca Yin, RMT, a call at our Beddington location at 403.800.3373.  She would be happy to help you find balance, clear energy blockages and get you moving faster and feeling better!

Blair Schachterle BScPT, Dip Manip PT, Dip Sport PT, FCAMPT, CGIMS

Blair has been a Physiotherapist at Nose Creek Sport Physiotherapy since 2001. Blair graduated from the University of Alberta with a BScPT in 1992. He has focused on Orthopaedic Manual Therapy and Sport Therapy. Blair completed his Sport Therapy Diploma in 1997, and his Advanced Manual and Manipulative Diploma in 1998. Blair is also certified for IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) Dry Needling. Blair has a keen interest in active rehabilitation of recent and chronic, spinal and peripheral, joint and muscle injuries. He enjoys treating upper neck pain that is associated with cervical tension headaches, sciatica (pinched nerve in lower back), shoulder injuries and traumatic knee injuries. Blair previously served for 6 years as the Executive Chair of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (CAMPT).

Blair balances his busy professional life by staying active. He enjoys cycling, swimming, working out, hiking, camping and snowboarding, depending on the season. Blair shares his free time with his wife, son and daughter outside on the weekends. He has learned to enjoy the journey, as life really is too short.
Blair Schachterle BScPT, Dip Manip PT, Dip Sport PT, FCAMPT, CGIMS

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