What is acupressure and Aroma Acupoint therapy used for, and why is it so popular in Natural Medicine? For about 5,000 years, acupressure has played a central role in Chinese medicine.
Acupressure uses finger pressure on the same areas of the body that fall along our meridians/energy channels that are focused on with acupuncture. Activating these meridian points with pressure improves circulation, relieves tension, and helps to unblock Qi.
Aroma Acupoint Therapy combines acupressure with specific essential oils on acupuncture points. This technique has the added therapeutic effect of the energetic and chemical message within the essential oil. Essential oils are known for their special impact on the emotional body. Using both acupressure and essential oils allows us to access your mind, body and spirit at the same time. As your energy flows freely through your body’s meridians, you’ll experience relaxation and an overall sense of wellbeing.
What Are the Benefits of Acupressure?
We use acupressure to help clients relieve pain, ease muscle tension, improve circulation and address troubling mental/emotional states all while helping you experience complete relaxation.
Here are just some of the body-mind conditions that respond especially well to acupressure:
- Aches, pains, and muscle tension
- Circulatory problems
- Nausea and vomiting
- Back and neck pain
- Chronic fatigue
- Emotional and mental distress
Some forms of acupressure are easy to perform on yourself while others are done best by a professional practitioner on a massage table.
Why Acupressure Works
Certain points on our bodies are connected to energy pathways that carry and transmit Qi and Blood. By using pressure to stimulate these points, a practitioner can trigger an endorphin release that blocks pain and increases the flow of blood and oxygen to an area. As this happens, your muscles will relax and heal, and painful sensations can be blocked on their track from the spinal cord to the brain.
One of the ways acupressure works to improve overall wellness is to stimulate the immune system and relieve tension and stress. We typically hold tension in our nervous system and trigger points, which can cause muscles to spasm a bit as they contract. This contraction causes lactic acid to be secreted, which can lead to poor circulation, respiratory challenges, fatigue and pain.
With acupressure treatment, the energy pathways yield under gentle pressure, causing the muscles to relax and elongate. This relaxation allows your blood to flow unrestricted and helps your body eliminate toxins while also releasing the bodies healing agents into your system. This process helps you relax and feel better while also bringing about a peaceful sense of harmony.
What Does Acupressure Feel Like?
Clients at the Heart Centered Transformational Wellness love coming for acupressure treatments. During the first moments of pressure being applied, your muscles may resist a bit and be tense, but it’s not long before the muscle releases and softens. Then you’ll experience a warm feeling of relaxation. Typically, clients experience relief from their muscle tension within just minutes and then also enjoy a greater range of motion.
Acupressure is effective for nearly everyone, no matter your age or physical condition. You’ll love the feeling as your tense muscles relax, and your energy pathways become unblocked, free to let the flow of energy spread from the top of your head down to the tips of your toes.
Come to Heart Centered Transformational Wellness in Irvine for an Aroma Acupoint Acupressure Treatment!
Just off of the 405 and 55 freeways across from John Wayne Airport, getting to Heart Centered Transformational Wellness in Irvine is easy. You’ll enjoy the feeling of practically melting under the gentle pressure Aiden Seraphim’s hands offer as he coaxes your body and mind to relax.
If you’ve reached the point in your life where you finally understand that taking care of yourself is a top priority, that your health is worth investing in, and that you deserve to become the best version of YOU, then you’ll love every minute of every treatment you book.
Click or call 978-701-5125 today to schedule your acupressure appointment with Aiden.
“Aiden Seraphim is amazing. I go to him to help heal all the places in my body that feel broken, but each time he brings me to the root of the issue, so I can begin to heal the old patterns that keep re-creating the pain. In his gentle, compassionate way he opens doors so we can heal ourselves. His space is warm and welcoming and the essential oils he uses add a another level of healing. Set up an appointment! You will be so happy you did!”
– Donna Bonin