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4/28/2009

What is Hand Reflexology and Acupressure?

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Roll your mouse over the hands above to reveal various points

What is Acupressure?

Acupressure is known by a variety of different names including:

  • Reflexology
  • Concentrated Massage
  • Zone Therapy
  • Shiatsu
  • Contact Therapy
  • Pointed Pressure Therapy
This ancient form of medical massage is time tested, drug-free, and very safe. It stimulates the body's nervous system and promotes proper blood circulation throughout the body. Acupressure can be used to address various internal organ imbalances and has both curative and preventative effects on the whole body.

Acupressure Benefits

Acupressure can be beneficial for:

  • Pain
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Toothache
  • Dizziness
  • Menstrual pain
  • Digestive disorders (diarrhea, constipation)
  • Nausea
  • Morning sickness
  • Motion sickness
  • Stress
  • Tiredness
Acupressure should always be used in in addition to primary medical care.

Acupressure Treatment

What happens during an Acupressure Treatment?

Acupressure is based on the theory that all portions of the body have related pressure points in the ears, hands, and feet in certain fixed locations. By applying pressure to these specific points, internal organ function is stimulated and the normal flow of energy can be restored to certain parts of the body. This treatment can benefit a wide variety ailments, help in the prevention of illness, and can be great for maintaining good health and beauty.

How is Acupressure Performed?

Acupressure is performed by a therapist who uses their fingers, hands, elbows, knees, or massage tools to apply pressure to certain reflex zones. Techniques can vary depending on the practitioner but often include rubbing, kneading, percussion, vibration, on various parts of the body with varying degrees of pressure. This form of therapy can be performed lying down, while seated, or even standing. Acupressure treatments vary in length depending on the needs of the patient.


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