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Seated Acupressure Massage

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What Is Seated Acupressure Massage

 

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Modern day Seated Acupressure, also referred to as on-site or chair massage, is a hybrid of the ancient Oriental massage arts of Anma and Shiatsu. It is a meridian based therapy in which, thumb, elbow and knuckle pressure are used over many of the acupressure points of the 12 major meridians accessible on the back, arms, hands, neck and legs.

This technique helps to stimulate and balance the flow of energy or life-force throughout the body. In turn this stimulates the circulatory, muscular, nervous, immune and lymphatic systems whilst promoting the release of endorphins and important mood-regulating neurotransmitters. The client is left feeling good in a relaxed, but energised and clearly focused frame of mind.

What Are Seated Acupressure Massage Treatments Like?

Treatments are designed to be received fully clothed while seated face forward in an ergonomically designed chair for optimum relaxation and comfort. The whole treatment last approximately 30 minutes,

The therapist uses their hands, thumbs and elbows to apply pressure to the acupressure points without the need for the use of oil or lotions. Throughout the treatment finger and palm pressures are used on areas of the back, neck, scalp, arms and hands to promote relation and allow energy to flow through the body.

 

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How Often Should I Have A Treatment?
That depends entirely on you. It is totally safe to have Seated Acupressure massage daily, however not always practical! Typically clients have a weekly treatment to help to relieve particular conditions and once they feel that their body is balanced they might move to fortnightly, three-weekly or monthly “maintenance” treatments. Other clients have Seated Acupressure massage on an ad-hoc basis as a treat and it is very popular in the workplace to help with stress and tension. . As with everything the frequency will be tailored to the individual’s requirements.

 

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What should I Consider Before Having Seated Acupressure Massage?
It is preferable before receiving your Seated Acupressure massage that you consider the following guidelines:
Do not eat a heavy meal within 2/3 hours of a treatment
Do eat something light such as a sandwich or some breakfast if the treatment is in the morning within 2 hours before the treatment
Do not drink alcohol
Painkillers can mask the signs of pain so you may wish to avoid taking them before a treatment so you can give feedback to the therapist regarding the level of pressure being applied.

Incorporating Seated Acupressure Massage into Your Normal and Work Life Routine Time out no matter how small is a wonderful antidote to stress and muscle tension caused by everyday work and living. These treatments will leave you feeling energized, alert and clear headed as well as relaxed and revitalized.

 

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What Are The Benefits of Seated Acupressure Massage Treatments?

The “kata” or sequence of movement’s work to improve the flow of energy throughout the body while strengthening and balancing the muscular, circulation and nervous systems. It has been designed to help reduce the stresses of everyday life and those in the experienced through the work environment.

Although not an exhaustive list Acupressure Massage has been show to be effective for:

Stress related muscular tension
Skeletal problems
Backache
Headaches/migraines
Reduces fatigue
Stimulates and increases blood circulation
Dispersal of toxins
Improvement in the flow of energy throughout the body
Helps key muscle groups to relax
A decrease in blood pressure and pulse
Aids good posture through the vertical seated position which encourages proper alignment of the vertebral column
Improves mental focus and concentration
What should I Consider Before Having Seated Acupressure Massage?
In general Acupressure massage has far more benefits than risks, but it is still worth considering both benefits and risks before making an appointment.

 

It is also not suitable to treat acute musculature conditions, severe cases of Osteoporosis, Epilepsy (unless it is under control) and anyone with thrombosis.

 

Disclaimer:

Seated Acupressure Back Massage treatment is not a substitute for traditional medical care by your GP, it is a complementary therapy that may be used in conjunction with conventional medicine. Should you be aware of any reason why this treatment is contraindicated for you or you have a serious health problem, please consult your GP