Acupressure was developed over 5,000 years ago as a important aspect of Chinese medicine. Acupressure is often called acupuncture without the needles. Instead of needles, acupressure involves the application of manual pressure (usually with the fingertips) to specific points on the body.
According to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, the body has invisible lines of energy flow called meridians. There are thought to be at least 14 meridians connecting our organs with other parts of the body. Acupuncture and acupressure points lie on those meridians. If the flow of energy is blocked at any point on a meridian, it’s thought to cause various symptoms and health conditions anywhere along the meridian.
The technique of using gentle pressure to the AcuPoints on the body’s meridians or energy pathways throughout the body. Modern technology methods have measured and mapped the points and have found 500 points that can bring improvement and balance in energy and human and animal performance.
During your consultation, you will discuss your key Acupressure points. Once you have these point it may be advised by Sarah to self-administer the Acupressure. Acupressure is generally done by using the thumb, finger, or knuckle to apply gentle but firm pressure to a point. The pressure is often increased for about 30 seconds, held steadily for 30 seconds to two minutes and then gradually decreased for 30 seconds. It’s typically repeated three to five times.