What is Acupressure?
Acupressure is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that uses energy pathways within the body to indirectly influence the internal systems. It involves the use of applying indirect, gentle pressure to specific points on the body to stimulate the identified body system and bring the body back into balance.
There are no exclusions on who can have Acupressure. Your therapist will choose which points to include or avoid according to your needs and medical conditions. Common points utilised are between the eyebrows, around the hairline and under the ears, just behind the jawbone.
What are the benefits of Acupressure?
There are many acknowledged benefits of Acupressure Massage including:
- Can help with headaches, migraines and sinus congestions
- Improves mental health and relieves stress and anxiety
- It’s a relaxing and gentle massage that provide indirect benefits to painful conditions
- Is particularly good for lymphatic, circulatory and hormonal systems
What Acupressure Massage techniques do we use?
At Relief Chiropractic, we use Acupressure techniques during treatments such as Relaxation Massage, Indian Head Massage and Reflexology. The technique involves either holding gentle pressure in a single place, or using small circular motions.
During Reflexology treatments, the points are incorporated into the treatment alongside the reflex points. Reflexology and Acupressure work on the same principles but use different maps of the body as Reflexology points and Acupressure points are in different locations.
In a Relaxation and Indian Head Massage treatment, the points we focus on are around the skull and face to influence the lymphatic and mental health systems of the body.
What to expect during your Acupressure Massage
We incorporate Acupressure into other treatments and combine it with other techniques for maximum effectiveness. During your treatment, you may not be specifically asked about Acupressure points as your therapist will incorporate them as they deem appropriate for your needs.
You may be asked if you’re comfortable with the therapist touching your face and head, and whether you prefer they remove any oils or creams from their hands first. Depending on your treatment needs, your therapist may advise you to stimulate particular points at home between treatments. They will guide you through which points, where to find them and how often to stimulate.
Still unsure about visiting us for your acupressure massage in Cambridge?
Why not schedule a call with us today? We can answer any questions you may have about using a chiropractor for sciatica and we can help you find out if you’ll be a good candidate for chiropractic care.