The ancient healing practise of Acupuncture, Acupressure and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used for thousands of years to treat and correct many health conditions. It is a complex healing model that is based on the understanding that throughout the body there is an invisible energy called Qi, that runs through channels called meridians. At times this Qi may become blocked, stagnant or altered, this then leads to disharmony and disease. Acupressure, as the name suggests, is the use of pressure to effect the same Acu-points that we address in the practice of this healing medicine. As a Massage Therapist with over 20 years experience I have developed the ability to palpate (feel) for heat, cold and the texture of the acu-points in the body. I offer Acupressure as an alternative to Acupuncture, I understand that not everyone likes needles, and Acupressure is also a way to be able to teach you how to massage Acu-points so that you can continue to treat yourself at home. The process of assessing and choosing which points we will treat is the same, but instead of inserting needles and leaving them for a period of time, I gently massage each point for 2 - 10 mins. Through this process I can feel the breaking down of blockages and the movement of Qi within the meridian.
Acupressure clears blockages, soothes the Qi and promotes circulation of healthy Qi to relieve the diseased state. There are a variety of factors that can affect homeostasis within the human body, these include your emotions- fear, joy, worry, grief and anger, your environment and lifestyle- such as the weather, your work, diet and exercise approaches, and of course, acquired illness, such as viruses. We consider your constitution, the strength of your inherited Qi, your spirit or Shen and your capacity for healing and your ability to influence your own healing momentum. Your body and spirit are an extraordinary team that have the capacity for incredible healing and health when working harmoniously. It is our aim to support and restore this harmony. During the treatment I look, listen and hear what you and your body are telling us through pulse, tongue, palpatory and verbal enquiry. I apply Acupressure to treat a myriad of health conditions and injuries, either on its own or in conjunction with other natural therapies, such as Naturopathy and/or Herbs. Acupressure is part of a system of Medicine that has the capacity to move your body in the direction towards optimal health. Contact me today to discuss how your health concern may be helped with Acupressure, Moxibustion and/or Herbs.