Acupressure refers to any technique using finger pressure on "acupoints" to balance the body energy (Qi or Ki). Acupressure contrasts with acupuncture in the absence of needles. Additionally, because one individual is touched by another in a highly supportive way, it increases well-being through personal interaction. In contrast with Shiatsu, acupressure is a slower less invasive method that focuses on the deep release of blocked energetic patterns within the meridians.
Acupressure may help with the following issues:
Stress, Tension, and Anxiety
Pain in Muscles and Joints
Headaches and Migraines
Pregnancy Related Nausea and Vomiting
Nausea and Vomiting after Surgery and Chemotherapy
Currently, Michael's acupressure technique focuses on the Extraordinary Channels (aka Strange Flows), which act as reservoirs of energy (Qi) for the body and meridians. By activating and releasing blockages in these channels, qi is balanced throughout the entire meridian system. All the points used in this technique are considered major energy release points along the 12 standard meridians (11 organs and the Triple Burner). In addition to facilitating opening in the Extraordinary Channels, Michael can also open pathways within specific problem areas including the following:
Clear Thinking Pathway
Deep Breathing Pathway
Female Regulating Pathway
Male Potency Pathway
In order to best determine your individual needs, we will mutually agree upon a course of action based on a discussion of your current issues, evaluation of previous session(s), and any applicable assessment needed to aid in the healing process.
If you would like to schedule an acupressure session, please email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org or call 434.227.1567.
If you are interested in trying out acupressure without committing to a full session, you can also choose to add acupressure on to any massage work. A 15-minute add-on is $20.
Currently serving clients in the Pantops Area of Charlottesville.