Chinese Acupressure and Deep Tissue Massage
Acupressure is an ancient Chinese technique based on the principles of acupuncture, and involves the use of finger pressure (without the needles) on specific points along the body. Acupressure is a way of accessing and releasing blocked or congested energy centres in the body. It stimulates and activates the body’s own energies to fight illness and restore harmony by stimulating various points on the body. The stimulation removes energy blockages by diffusing the toxic build up that accumulates in the muscle tissue. Some common techniques are: rubbing, kneading, percussion and vibration. Fingers, hands, elbows, knees and feet are often used to massage. Acupressure can help alleviate ailments such as tension, stress, muscular aches and pains, arthritis, menstrual cramps, headaches, insomnia and for general preventative health care.
Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure or friction across the grain of the muscles. It helps loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly. Because many toxins are released, it’s important to drink plenty of water after a deep tissue session. This massage may cause some soreness during or right after the massage but one should feel better within a day or two.