This is an ancient massage therapy
involves rubbing and pressing on the body to treat common ailments. It has been used in China for over 2000 years’. It evolved alongside acupuncture and
Chinese Herbalism, and became much more established in
Japan around the 16th century under the name of shiatsu. In the early 20th century, practitioners of amma started borrowing knowledge and
techniques from osteopathy and chiropractic and combined these with
the traditional oriental body work system to develop acupressure.
Today acupressure is a popular treatment all over the world.
How does it work?
Acupressure works on the body energy
system. We know the body has 12 main energy channels called
meridians, and the treatment has been described as acupuncture without
needles. Acupressure involves different techniques to relieve pain
and release the energy blockage causing your particular problem. The
therapist treats your whole body using various methods for different
areas. For example, he may pressure your back leg to relieve
associated back pain, or use his elbow to stimulate points on the
spine that relate to the chest, digestion or circulation problems. He
will often rub and apply finger pressure to specific points to open
up a blocked meridian.
Benefits from acupressure /Tui-Na
Soothe joint pain caused by
injury, inflammation and every day exertion.
Release built up tension from
tight muscles, enabling them to once again work efficiently.
Improve circulation, recovery time
and immune system function, strengthening the body’s ability to fight
Calm the nervous system, reduce
Remove additional toxins from the
body, remove waste products (lactic-acid) after exercise to prevent
next day muscle soreness.
How many sessions do I need?
On average it takes four to eight
treatments to clear common problems. But this varies depending on the
problem. Your age, how long have you had the problem?
Chronic (long-term) conditions can require extensive treatment.
How much does it cost?
- £25.00/ 30min
- £35.00/ 45min