Acupressure is a 6000 year old healing system that originated in China.
Its basic premise is that there are currents of energy that flow up and down the body.
These currents can be called channels or meridians. If the flow of this energy is blocked along these channels,
there will be stagnation, possibly pain and eventually health problems.
Pressing points along these channels will help to bring harmony and relaxation to a person's overall being. This pressure can release chronic knots in the muscles and block pain. Acupressure will also increase energy and the circulation of oxygen, blood, lymph and water around the body.
Some of the conditions that acupressure can help relieve are headaches, neck and shoulder tension, back pain
and sciatica, carpel tunnel syndrome, tmj or jaw problems, arthritis, asthma,
chronic fatigue syndrome, sinus or allergies, anxiety, depression and insomnia.
With acupressure the immune system can be strengthened, digestive issues can be cleared, concentration and memory can be improved. Overall, acupressure helps the body adust to and lessen the bad effects of daily stress.
Having regular acupressure therapy can compliment and enhance the effects of exercise, yoga, medical care, physical therapy and chiropractic treatments.