Acupressure has a similar effect to Acupuncture but without the use of needles. One of the most powerful Complementary Therapies. Many people feel this is more effective than acupuncture and far more relaxing.You can learn some very basic skills to practice on yourself, partner and children

Acupressure is one of the most effective complementary therapies a Traditional Chinese treatment which dates back thousands of years and was the precursor to acupuncture (the familiar treatment using needles.) The Theory is that the body works best when there is balance of Energy (called Qi) flowing around the body. This will maintain the health of the mind body and spirit.

Qi flows in channels called Meridians and using fingertip pressure on certain points, the flow of Qi can be improved and this will correct imbalances which may have caused symptoms of pain or discomfort.

Modern acupressure techniques can treat all the same conditions as acupuncture but without any danger of infection or scarring as no needles are used.

The latest scientific thinking is that the Qi channels carry electrical energy which follows the pathways of the nerves and blood vessels around the body. Pressure on these points interrupts the pain pathways to the brain, relieving pain and releasing endorphins into the bloodstream.

Our therapist on the first visit will take a detailed medical history to identify your specific health problems and work with you to agree a treatment plan which will be best suited to you. This is usually a relaxing massage then deep pressure massage concentraing on the specific pressure points to deliver the best pain relief outcome for your condition.

This treatment is often combined with reflexology on the feet to reinforce the effects of the acupressure. This in itself is deeply relaxing. The outcome of the session is deep relaxation and relief of painful symptoms.

For long standing conditions eg back pain, a series of treatments may be required. The most common conditions Acupressure is used for are;

  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Osteo and Rheumatoid Arthitis
  • Menstrual and Menopausal Problems
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Weight Control
  • Sleeping Problems