Acupressure massage is a branch of Chinese medicine, which looks at the underlying causes of pain and illness as well as the symptoms. Acupressure uses a wide range of massage techniques that can be applied either powerfully or gently for subtle energy work. Like other forms of massage it can be used preventatively, to encourage the movement of energy and blood. Acupressure can be used in conjunction with the other branches of traditional Chinese medicine such as Acupuncture.
Acupressure focuses on the needs of the individual. Treatments are based on a full Chinese medical diagnosis, incorporating examination of the tongue and pulse which targets both the roots and symptoms to restore balance to the body.
Acupressure can help with a range of conditions including:
- Back, neck and shoulder pain
- Sports injuries
- Menstrual problems
- Digestive problems and IBS
- Hay fever and common cold symptons
Some of the benefits include:
- Relieve stress and tension
- Promote relaxation
- Aid sleep
- Increase energy
What to expect in a treatment:
Acupressure practitioners use their fingers, palms, elbows or special devices to apply pressure to acupuncture points on the body. Acupressure massage can be applied either lying down or sitting in a chair. You do not usually need to remove any clothing unless the practitioner needs to apply herbal liniment to your skin, or use moxa, gua sha and cupping techniques. Very often, you will be wrapped in a sheet or towel.
Before and after treatment:
- You may leave a little sore, light-headed or supercharged after your treatment.
- Patients usually feel revived after their treatment.
- It is important to drink plenty of water after your massage treatment to clear away any toxins.
Kevin Grey - Acupressure Practitioner
Kevin trained on the BSc (Hons) acupuncture course at The London College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (LCTA) and in Tui Na Chinese acupressure massage. He also taught Tui Na & Medical Qigong at LCTA and was a supervising clinician at their student clinic. He is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), The UK Register of Traditional Chinese Massage (UKRTCM) & The Complementary Therapists Association (CThA).
Kevin specialises in musculoskeletal problems, but treats a wide range of conditions encountered in general practice, including: back pain, sciatica, sports injury, migraines, arthritis, allergies, PMS, skin problems, fertility & stress.