Seated Acupressure

Seated Acupressure helps improve the flow of energy throughout the body whilst strengthening and balancing the circulatory, muscular and nervous system.  This treatment is amazing for a wide range of back complaints!

A brief history…This on site massage sequence is based on a traditional form of Japanese massage called ANMA which was introduced to Japan from China over 1500 years ago.  Records of its existence go back over 3000 years B.C.

ANMA literally means `press and rub’ and over the years has influenced the birth of many other forms of massage including Shiatsu, Tuina, and Swedish massage.

What does the treatment entail?

The client is fully clothed for this therapy and sits face forward in a specially designed chair to receive treatment.

The Kata, or sequence of movements, is used by the therapist to apply pressure to the acupressure points in the back, neck, shoulders, arms, and head to improve the flow of energy throughout the body.  The therapist uses their hands, fingers, thumbs, and elbows to apply pressure to over 60 pressure points, as well as specific trigger points.

The full treatment will take about 20 minutes to perform and leaves the client feeling relaxed, yet alert and revitalised.

What is it effective for?

  • Seated Acupressure Massage has been shown to be effective for:
  • Stress related muscular tension
  • Skeletal problems
  • Backache
  • Anxiety
  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Asthma and breathing difficulty
  • Sinus problems
  • Eye strain
  • Headaches/migranes
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Menstrual tension
  • Relaxing and calming of the nervous system
  • Decreasing blood pressure and pulse
  • Dispersal of toxins
  • Release of stagnant energy
  • Improved circulation of the lymphatic system
  • Strengthening the immune system
  • Improved alertness and concentration
  • Anxiety and depression

Blood circulation is increased, tense muscles relax, and the organs of the body are tonified.  It is not primarily a corrective treatment but more of a `tune up’, although clients often report lessening, or disappearance of symptoms.

CAUTION : Not suitable if you are pregnant or trying to conceive