Top 10 Benefits of Acupressure Massage


It is based on the concept of life energy which flows through “meridians” in the body. In treatment, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians. Pressure may be applied by hand, by elbow, or with various devices.

1. Over all well-being:

Acupressure is the science of applying light pressure on certain areas or points on the body that correspond to various organs and muscles. The science is based on the belief that the entire body is made up of vital energy called ‘chi’ or ‘qui’ that flows through the body along invisible lines or ‘meridians’. It is when these meridians are blocked that the body manifests a disease. This is where Acupressure can help. It not only unblocks those areas but also helps the body to function optimally.

2. Relieves from Pain and Inflammation:

Excessive strain, sitting in front of the computer for a long time or over exercise can often lead to strained  and inflamed muscles and joints, although our instinct is to reach for over the counter pain killers, what it provides in realty is just temporary relief while what our body needs  is a nourishing and intense body massage. Massaging the body with slightly warm, extra virgin olive oil helps in relieving muscle pains, spasms, sprains and inflamed joints. In addition, it also helps in relieving the pain caused by arthritis and gout.
 
3. Helps faster healing:

Due to its very nature, acupressure is known to release muscular tension, promote circulation of blood, and enhance the body’s life force energy to aid healing. So if you are suffering from an illness, using Acupressure can help you heal faster.
4. Release muscular tension:

Acupressure helps relieve tension from muscles by stimulating the action of nerves feeding the muscles. It also helps bring down stress levels and relaxes the entire body helping in the release of tension from them.
5. Promotes proper circulation of blood:

When used properly acupressure helps in promoting the circulation of blood. When you apply pressure to certain points it helps in activating and opening up the flow of blood in the blood vessels present below the skin. This increase in blood flow helps almost all organs in the body regenerate and perform optimally.
6. Relieve Migraine and Headaches:

Applying pressure in these specific regions like Forehead Region of the body helps in clearing the blocked meridians so that energy may flow freely throughout the body releasing endorphins, the natural pain killer that our body produces.
7. Less Wrinkles:

An acupressure treatment enhances muscle tone and increases blood circulation to the face. This improves the condition and tone of facial muscles and connective tissue, which can lessen the appearance of wrinkles without drugs or surgery. After years of pulling and stretching the skin, the connective tissue is weakened, and the skin is loosened. Simple finger pressure on specific points, along with therapeutic facial exercises, relieves congested areas and relaxes the muscles. Thus toxins are released and eliminated, benefitting your outward appearance relieving the pain caused by arthritis and gout.
8. Healing Trauma & Emotional Pain:

Long known for its ability to alleviate physical pain, Acupressure can also relieve emotional pain. Emotional stress causes the body to shut down, which keeps negative feelings stuck, resulting in emotional imbalances. Acupressure techniques release tension and restore the flow of vital energy, making resolution possible.
9. Better Sex:

Ancient Chinese Sexology believes stimulating acupressure points on the body cultivates sexual energy in lovemaking by fortifying arousal, sexual endurance, and enhancing sexual pleasure. In fact, you can learn special points for heightening spiritual awareness and the chemistry of your love relationship through understanding of where sexual energy gets blocked and how to release it.
10. Beauty Treatment:

An acupressure beauty treatment enhances muscle tone and increases circulation. The Heavenly Appearance and Facial Beauty acupressure points improve skin condition and the tone of facial muscles and connective tissue. This can lessen the appearance of wrinkles without drugs or surgery. After years of pulling and stretching the skin, the connective tissue is weakened, loosening the skin. Simple finger pressure on the Heavenly Appearance points, along with therapeutic facial exercises, relieves congested areas and relaxes the muscles.