Acupressure Therapy in London
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Acupressure Therapy in London
With a history reaching back 5,000 years in Asia, acupressure is one of the oldest and well-researched holistic therapies around. Commonly known as “acupuncture without the needles,” acupressure is guided by the same holistic principals as acupuncture, by treating all illnesses and ailments in the body and mind as the result of blocked or depleted energy or “qi”.
Acupressure uses finger placement and pressure on specific points on the body to unclog blocked energy in the meridian pathways (or energy pathways) within the body. It is designed to promote the body’s self-healing potential. Acupressure restores equilibrium to the body by triggering the release of muscular tension and blood flow, allowing energy to flow freely. Relaxing, healing and restorative — acupressure is a must for anyone looking to boost their health, happiness and well-being.
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What Are the Benefits of Acupressure?
Acupressure is the therapy of choice for millions of people around the world, drawn to its health-enhancing and energy-reviving benefits and for good reasons. Ongoing research suggests acupressure can aid the relief of a wide range of both emotional and physical ailments, as well as boost overall health. Some of the top benefits include:
All-Natural Pain Relief
Neck pain, back pain, knee pain — pain can have drastic effects on both our physical and mental health. But endless pain relief tablets come with a whole host of nasty side effects. If you’re suffering from any form of pain, acupressure could help. By stimulating points in the body, acupressure promotes the release of endorphins and oxytocin — both chemicals that provide all-natural pain relief. Oxytocin calms and relaxes the body and endorphins re-energise — it’s the ultimate dream team. Not only that, acupressure helps to increase blood flow and soothe lactic acid build-up — so it’s a great choice for anyone suffering from muscular aches and pains.
Soothing Stress Relief and Mood-Enhancing
Stress — and its associated conditions — is one of the biggest problems we face in our hectic contemporary world. Amidst bills-to-be-paid, work commitments, and family downtime, finding time to restore, relax and reconnect can be tricky. But acupressure could be the answer. Deeply calming, acupressure is incredibly beneficial for people suffering from stress. Through releasing blocked energy and optimising the energy flow through the body, it targets muscular tensions built up through stress and the pressure of internal energy, to encourage a greater sense of well-being.
At the heart of acupressure’s holistic philosophy is a commitment to helping the body to self-heal. Whether you suffer from seemingly never-ending coughs and colds, have grappled with a particularly nasty bout of flu, or generally feel unwell and out-of-sorts, acupressure can speed up your healing process by reviving the energy in your body and kickstarting your immune system.
What to Expect from an Acupressure Session?
No two acupressure sessions are the same. Your therapy will depend on your symptoms and individual needs. At the beginning of the session, your therapist will spend a few minutes talking with you about how you’re feeling, what’s troubling you and whether your issues are physical or emotional. Using this information, the therapist will then establish what techniques are needed to target the blockages in the meridian lines in your body.
The therapist then uses a series of pressure and finger placements across your body, around the muscle and joints, to unblock your energy. Although sometimes a more forceful pressure may be applied, acupressure therapy shouldn’t hurt you. If you do experience pain, be sure to let your therapist know.
Average sessions range between 30 to 60 minutes and take place on a padded table. It’s recommended you wear loose, comfy clothing and to keep food consumption low before the session, so you’re at ease and comfortable. Depending on your particular needs, you may need to book in for a series of treatments.
After a session, people commonly feel elated, relaxed and revived — so what are you waiting for?