Meridians & Acupressure Point Massage

Used for thousands of years in China, acupressure applies the same principles as acupuncture to promote relaxation and wellness and to treat illness and pain. Acupressure is often thought of as simply acupuncture without the needles.


Acu-Points Connect Your Body


Traditional Chinese medical theory describes special acu-points, or acupressure points, that lie along meridians, or channels, within your body. These are the same energy meridians and acu-points as those targeted with acupuncture. It is believed that through these invisible channels flows vital energy, a life force called “qi”. These 12 major meridians connect specific organs or networks of organs, organising 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.

 

When one of these meridians is blocked or out of balance, illness or pain can occur. Acupressure and acupuncture are among the types of TCM that are thought to help restore balance.


Restoring Health and Balance


The goal of acupressure is to restore health and balance to the body's channels of energy and to regulate opposing forces of yin (negative energy) and yang (positive energy). 

 

Roger, who specialises in this treatment, will usually incorporate an acupressure treatment into a remedial massage session by using fingers or special devices to apply gentle pressure to acu-points on the body's meridians. A session typically lasts about one hour. You may need several sessions for the best results.


Specialists


You may see Tobias or Kipper for Meridians & Acupressure Point Massage