Acupressure therapy was developed in Asia over 5,000 years ago. Unlike traditional 'acupuncture' which utilizes needles that puncture the skin, 'acupressure' is also an ancient healing art using gentle to firm finger pressure to gradually press key healing points which constitute the same pressure points and meridians used by needle and laser acupuncture.
Shiatsu is one of the most well-known forms of acupressure in the United States, having profound cultural Japanese roots.Shiatsu Therapy has many applications such as sports medicine, pain management and spa work. The different forms of Shiatsu depend upon the way the acupressure points are stimulated: 1) through the rhythm of the practitioner, and 2), through the Shiatsu bodywork method – using the hands, knuckles, knees, elbows, feet, full-body movements, and gentle stretching.
Using the power and sensitivity of the hand, acupressure is effective in:
- The relief of stress-related ailments thereby strengthens resistance to disease and promotes wellness
- Balancing and enhancing the body's life force energy to aid healing
- Is ideal for self-treatment and preventive health care for specific conditions such as: boosting the immune system, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, chronic muscular pain, mental stress, addiction recovery, learning disorders, trauma, emotional imbalances and more...
- Releasing muscle tension and stress
- Increasing circulation
- Reducing and relieving pain
- Developing spirituality and vibrant health
- Helps to fortify the sexual reproductive system
- Detoxifies the body for greater health and beauty
- Tones facial and back muscles
- Enables deep relaxation