What is Acupressure Massage?

More than 5000 years ago the Chinese discovered that pressing certain points on the body relieved pain where it occurred, and also benefitted other parts of the body more remote from the pain and the pressure point. This system of non-invasive treatment features in one of the oldest texts of Chinese medicine around 2,000 years ago. Another belief is that it began in Egypt.  Evidence for this stems from an Egyptian tomb drawing, dating back to 2300 B.C.  Further, in the Indian book of Ayurveda about 1800 B.C, there is indication about massage and acupressure being used for the purpose of healing. Acupressure is a form of touch that utilises the principles of acupuncture and Chinese medicine – the same points are used, but stimulated with finger pressure instead.   The origins of acupressure are as ancient as the instinctive impulse to hold one’s forehead or temples when one suffers from headache. Every person at one time or another has used his or her hands spontaneously to hold tense or painful places on the body. 

Acupressure stimulates the body’s self-curative abilities by improving the flow of energy throughout the body, which balances the circulatory, muscular and nervous systems.  Seated acupressure chair massage is based on traditional Japanese techniques, mainly focused on relieving pain and discomfort, as well as responding to tension before it develops into a ‘dis-ease’.  Its origins come from the form of Japanese bodywork called Shiatsu, which seeks to balance body energy. 

Japanese chair massage has an accumulative and preventative effect on the body.  It helps with backache, repetitive strain injury, tension, headaches, poor posture, fatigue and eyestrain to name just some of the health benefits achievable.  It will reduce stress and leave you feeling energised and restored.

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Nunu is an English speaking massage therapist but also half Swedish. She is passionate about massage and has been a professional massage therapist since 1996. Her interest in massage developed from working as an actress and dancer for many years.