About Acupressure Massage in Vancouver
Acupressure is an ancient Chinese healing method that involves applying pressure to certain meridian points on the body to relieve pain. The human body has fourteen “meridians” that carry energy throughout the body. These meridians start at the fingertips, connect to the brain, and then connect to the organ associated with the specific meridian.
Acupuncture and Acupressure use the same points, but acupuncture uses needles, while Acupressure uses the gentle but firm pressure of hands. There is a massive amount of scientific data that demonstrates why and how acupuncture is effective.
Acupressure is the most effective method for self-treatment of tension-related ailments by using the power and sensitivity of the human hand. Acupressure deals with all the aspects of a person as a whole: body, emotions, mind, and spirit as one, not as separate parts. It relaxes muscular tension and balances the vital life forces of the body.
Acupressure Massage Benefits
Acupressure points stimulate fast, free and effective relief for many body related symptoms, including:
1. decrease nervous tension; soothes headaches;
2. decreases sinus problems, colds and flu; strengthen immune function;
3. relieves sprains, arthritis pain;
4. decreases menstrual cramps; relieve allergies;
5. decrease overall body aches and pains;
6. increase energy; and help with sexual dysfunction.
Western medical science recognizes that acupressure and massage therapy stimulation brings about increased release of endorphins, a natural body painkiller. Clients report that acupressure massage brings feeling of happiness, relaxation and normalized body functions after treatments. Acupressure massage has proved particularly effective in tackling headaches, eye-strain, sinus problems, neck pain, backaches, arthritis, muscle aches and stress- induced tension.