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My Approach to Acupressure

With Acupressure, I tap into the natural healing abilities that exist within the body to help my clients release tension, feel more at ease, and enhance the healing process.

Approach Details

AcupressureI begin this form of therapy by first listening to my clients’ needs and their story, and then identify their goals for the session. After discussing the appropriate treatment, I create an environment which is calm and relaxing.

My clients stay fully dressed while comfortably lying on a massage table. I then identify key treatment points on the body and apply light to firm pressure with my fingers to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities. I use a two-point acupressure to balance the pulses in both points.

As I work on key pressure points, the client may already feel changes in both body and mind, such as a relief of built-up tension, a warming sensation, and a calmer, more relaxed mind. I closely check in with my clients about what they are noticing to best fine-tune the treatment and to enhance the healing process. AcupressureAt the end of the acupressure session, my clients usually feel more relaxed and rejuvenated - physically, emotionally and mentally.

Note: If requested, I can develop a self-care program where my clients learn how to apply pressure on certain points on their own to promote well-being in the comfort of their home. I can teach my clients SEVA acupressure which is specifically designed to relieve every day stress.

Note: Acupressure does not replace medical care for serious conditions but compliments it. That said, acupressure treatment is valuable for all sorts of conditions and can often stand on its own.

How Acupressure helps you
  • Relieves Muscular Pain in Chronic and Acute Conditions (back, neck, shoulder, …)
  • Relieves Chronic Headaches and Arthritis
  • Relieves Nausea related to Surgery, Child Birth or Cancer Treatment
  • Relieves Stress and Promotes better Sleep 
  • Eases Fibromyalgia
  • Reduces Muscular Tension and Increases Circulation
  • Enables Deep Relaxation
  • Improves Digestive System
  • Strengthens your Immune System
  • Balances your Hormonal System (providing relief in menopause, for example)
  • Enhances Awareness of Body and Mind

Learn more about Acupressure

What is it?
Acupressure has a long tradition as an ancient healing art intended to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities. It was developed in Asia over 5000 years ago. It is  similar to acupuncture in principle except that there are no needles involved. Its key concept is that chi, the Chinese word for ‘energy,’ flows through our body through meridians, which are energy pathways.

Instead of needles, practitioners use touch on specific acupressure points along the body’s 12 meridians. Each pressure point is associated with a specific organ and when stimulated, will release and rebalance the energy flow through the body. Pressure on these points is intended to clear or free the blockages and improve the energy flow, making the body function more efficiently. A main goal of this kind of body work is to help the client  gain a better, more conscious understanding of themselves -  their body, mind and spirit.  

Practitioners licensed to use acupressure are trained to treat  different kinds of ailments and pains. Medical studies have supported its effective healing power in varying and diverse conditions, such as  in nausea related to post-surgery and pregnancy, child birth and cancer treatments, back ache, and insomnia.


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