Acupressure is a traditional therapy to treat pain and various physical and mental disorders. It involves massage at various points on the body that may be applied with the fingers, palms, elbows.
Massage using acupressure is based on the same concept as acupuncture but it doesn’t involve needles. The treatment improves blood circulation and helps to strengthen the muscles. It can be very helpful for treating sports injuries, muscle and joint stiffness, various types of pain and increases well being of both body and mind.
If you’d like to explore the benefits of acupressure massage in Perth, visit Performance Plus Massage in Cloverdale for treatment with a qualified acupressure massage therapist.
What is Acupressure?
The Chinese discovered over 2,000 years ago that pressing on certain points of the body could relieve pain in other areas of the body. You may also find that you use these pressure points instinctively, for example by pressing your forehead or temples when you have a headache.
The treatment is based on the idea that energy flows around the body along channels called meridians. It’s believed that when one of these meridians is blocked, it causes pain or illness. By stimulating acupressure points through massage, the blockage can be cleared, balancing energy and relieving pain.
You may wonder how pressing a point on your hand can help to relieve headaches, or why your feet are massaged if you have back pain. The answer is that these different body parts lie along the same energy channel, so by stimulating an acupressure point on the hand, the energy is free to flow to the head.
Acupressure is a non-invasive and safe therapy that can be used alone or alongside other treatments to reduce pain and provide relief from many chronic conditions.
Some of the conditions that acupressure is effective at treating include:
Neck, shoulder, and back stiffness and pain
Elbow and knee pain
Problems with hip alignment
Headaches and migraines
PMS and period pain
Nausea and morning sickness.
Acupressure massage is particularly effective in the treatment of sports injuries and may aid in rehabilitation. It can be used to:
Reduce pain and stiffness
The benefits of acupressure are not only physical. This type of massage therapy also helps to relax and calm the mind and may even be beneficial in treating depression. Acupressure patients find that added benefits include:
Increased sense of wellbeing
Leaves you feeling relaxed.
As acupressure is gentle and non-invasive, it is suitable for almost anyone including people recovering from serious illnesses and injuries, post-operative patients and pregnant women. However, it cannot be used to treat broken bones, fractures or muscle tears and cannot be administered on areas of broken skin.
Experience Acupressure Massage in Perth
Whether you’re an athlete hoping to improve your performance and speed up recovery from injuries, you’re seeking relief from chronic pain, or you just want to escape the stresses of modern life and improve your overall wellbeing, acupressure at Performance Plus Massage in Perth may help.
Liz Langton has been helping people increase their mobility and flexibility and manage pain for more than 20 years. A qualified acupressure massage therapist, Liz will work with you to provide a personalised treatment plan, whatever your needs. Give us a call to book an appointment or find out more today