ACUPRESSURE / SHIATSU

Acupressure / Shiatsu Applications

Arthritis
Post Operative Pain
Lumbago
Sports Injury
Phantom Limb Pain
Skeletal Pain
Headaches
Foot and Knee Pain
Fertility
Muscle Ache
Chronic Pain

Neuralgia
Whiplash
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Osteo Arthritis
Period Pain
Cancer Pain
Back Pain
Leg Pain
Joint Pain
Long Term Pain
Chest Pain

General Pain
Lower Back Pain
Sciatica
Muscular Shoulder Aches
Travel Sickness
Tension
Rheuma Nausea
Stomach Pain
Tooth ache
Neck Pain
Abdominal Pain

Acupressure is based on tender points, or pressure points, that lie on meridians. It is the same principle and points as used in acupuncture, but instead of needle insertion, acupressure use a certain length of time with certain pressure applied with a finger. Shiatsu also uses the same principle theory of meridian blockage release as acupuncture and acupressure, but applies a shorter length of time (5-10 seconds) and a deeper pressure point with the finger. In acupressure, we use slow, deep breaths while holding pressure points for 1-3 minutes. Pressure is not as deep or painful as most new clients expect.

Acupressure can be seen as halfway between acupuncture and massage in that it incorporates the beauty and power of touch alongside specific body energy points of high electrical conductivity. In Chinese Traditional Medicine, when you open healing energy through meridians, all systems of the body are balanced (vascular, nervous, endocrine, skeletal, muscular, and immune systems). With over 365 traditional points, connected to the 12 meridians, the use of flow patterns, or point recipes, heal through the free flow of energy through the body (similar in theory to a yogic practice of movements).

Acupressure meridians are a key principle behind Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping), Indian Head Massage, Japanese Hand Massage, Thai Foot Massage, Reflexology, Natural Rejuvenation Facial Massage, Thai Yoga Massage, Remedial Massage and Sports Massage. Many more treatments incorporate elements of acupressure principles  alongside other practices to create the holistic treatment. All these treatments are complementary therapies and so are not used to replace normal medical or psychological treatment but can act to supplement the healing effect of such treatments.

Key conditions helped by acupressure includes stress (eg symptonised by skin disorders, insomnia, irritability, frustration, dealing with change and other mental health conditions), pain (eg arthiritis, inflammatory problems, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome), headaches (memory and concentration issues, eyestrain, tooth or jaw ache, ear ache, wrist pain), premature ejaculation/fertility/potency, allergies, depression, hormonal Imbalances (eg hot flushes), immune system conditions (eg colds), oedema, nausea, motion sickness, and respiratory/breathing problems.

The way it works can be explained in three ways – 1) points are gateways of energy (you feel erratic or steady pulsations with light pressure on a point), 2) via meridians (healing channels flowing through the body), and 3) release of endorphins (neurochemicals), which mediate pain relief.

Acupressure can be taught and demonstrated during a treatment, for self help at home inbetween professional treatments.

Steve is qualified at Acupressure Mastery from the profilic American trainer and author Michael Reed Gach PhD.

My wife and I have not been able to conceive. life was stressful and I was not happy. Steve recommended combining acupressure with stretching massages, and Cambridge Weight Plan. Success! 14 months after approaching Steve, my wife was pregnant!      James

Extended treatment times give a greater range and depth of techniques. Ring or email Steve now on 02380639913 or 07968065885 to discuss the appropriate time for your condition.

Relax and invigorate your mind and body with exceptional acupressure in Southampton. Read my Acupressure blogs for more of my personal knowledge and experience.

Suggested treatment times:

Treatments

Session Time*

Price**

Acupressure / Shiatsu 30 mins £30
  40 mins £35
  50 mins £40
  60 mins £45
e.g. Session for chronic neck problems, headache or insomnia 40 mins £35
e.g. Session for emotional release, fibromyalgia or carpal tunnel syndrome 50 mins £40
Natural Rejuvenation Facial Massage 30 mins £30
Indian Head Massage 40 mins £35
Japanese Hand Massage 50 mins £40
Thai Foot Massage 50 mins £40

*Session time includes consultation, treatment, aftercare and any use of shower/washroom. Please note an extra (free) 20 minutes may be required for your first treatment's consultation. bsp;

**Membership and Course Purchases reduce the price. Speak to your private health insurance or employer as they may provide you with subsidies or full payment for your treatments.