Acupressure & Trigger Point Therapy
Working on a similar principle to acupuncture, acupressure and trigger point therapy offer a natural way of promoting self-healing. Whilst very similar, the two processes differ somewhat and can be used in slightly different instances.
The Benefits of Acupressure
Acupressure has its roots in traditional Chinese medicine and works to unblock energy pathways, also known as ‘Chi’ in the body. By putting localised pressure on certain meridians in the body, known as pressure points, our trained therapeutic practitioners can help to open up these channels and get the body back to working as it should.
There are said to be 12 different meridians in the body which correspond with different organs or networks of organs. By manipulating these points, you can bring the body back into balance and the benefits can be felt both physically and mentally.
A treatment typically lasts an hour and can be done fully clothed. For long lasting results it is best to book a course of sessions with our practice – although many patients feel the benefit straight away.
What is Trigger Point Therapy?
Trigger Point Therapy is similar in the sense that it is carried out by a therapist who applies pressure to different localised spots on the body. These trigger points are particularly painful spots in the muscle tissue from which pain radiates outwards. They are caused by the body when trauma or tension is being held and without proper treatment can result in chronic pain. These muscles can end up forming knots and are unable to release the tension on their own. During the treatment these trigger points will be gently manipulated- either pressed, stretched or squeezed until the pain receptors in the muscle are effectively deactivated. This in turn provides the client with much needed long-term relief.
If you feel like you could benefit from either of these treatments or would like to know more, please get in touch with our friendly team today.