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Acupressure

Acupressure Pain Relief
How Acupressure Works & Relieves Chronic Pain 

Acupressure points (also called potent points) are places on the skin that are especially sensitive to bioelectrical impulses in the body and conduct those impulses readily.
Traditionally, Asian cultures conceived of the points as junctures of special pathways that carried the human energy that the Chinese call chi and the Japanese call ki. Western scientists have also mapped out and proven the existence of this system of body points by using sensitive electrical devices.
Stimulating these points with pressure, needles, or heat triggers the release of endorphins,  which are the neurochemicals that relieve pain. As a result, pain is blocked and the flow of blood and oxygen to the affected area is increased. This causes the muscles to relax and promotes healing.
Because acupressure inhibits the pain signals sent to the brain through a mild, fairly painless stimulation, it has been described as closing the “gates” of the pain-signaling system, preventing painful sensations from passing through the spinal cord to the brain.
Besides relieving pain, acupressure can help rebalance the body by dissolving tensions and stresses that keep it from functioning smoothly and that inhibit the immune system. Acupressure enables the body to adapt to environmental changes and resist illness.
Tension tends to concentrate around acupressure points. When a muscle is chronically tense or in spasm, the muscle fibers contract due to the secretion of lactic acid caused by fatigue, trauma, stress, chemical imbalances, or poor circulation. For instance, when you are under a great deal of stress you may find you have difficulty breathing. Certain acupressure points relieve chest tension and enable you to breathe deeply.
As a point is pressed, the muscle tension yields to the finger pressure, enabling the fibers to elongate and relax, blood to flow freely, and toxins to be released and eliminated. Increased circulation also brings more oxygen and other nutrients to affected areas. This increases the body’s resistance to illness and promotes a longer, healthier, more vital life. When the blood and bioelectrical energy circulate properly, we have a greater sense of harmony. health, and well-being.

 

Relaxation massage has become a big part of many people’s lives in our busy and frantic routines. Your life style is probably taking it’s toll on your well being. High-stress jobs, endless personal obligations, money worries, the list goes on. Getting regular relaxation massages can be an excellent step towards improved well being.

If you get to the end of each day feeling torn and tattered, lacking energy, and sometimes patience with those around you, you are probably suffering from stress. Stress, in small amounts can be a good thing. It allows you to function faster and react better to events around you. But modern society has increased the stress levels for most people to a very dangerous level.

Just like a car, your body needs to be maintained. Letting your mind free and your body recharge is essential to your well being. Not giving your mind and body chill out time is likely to result in illness and secondary effects such as poor performance at work or sport. The incidences of cancer and other serious disease can definitely be directly related to stress and the modern lifestyle. You owe it to yourself and family to take some time out for you.

An easy and cost effective step you can take is regular relaxation massages. Even better would be ongoing aromatherapy sessions. But if all you can spare is an hour a week, then relaxation massage may be the best option.

You will find that regular relaxation massage sessions will aid in:

  1. Improved Sleep
  2. More Energy
  3. Better Resistance to Illness
  4. Better Concentration
  5. More Patience

If you suffer from poor sleep, lack of energy, ongoing illness like colds and flu, lack of concentration and a short temper with those around you, you may well gain some very tangible benefits from relaxation massage on a regular basis.

Hot  Stone Massage  

Hot Stone Massage involves the application of water-heated basalt stones to key points on your body, giving a deep massage while creating sensations of comfort and warmth. These stones are heated to a temperature between 120-150 degrees fahrenheit.

A therapist uses traditional strokes of Swedish massage while gliding these heated stones along the body. As the stone cools, the therapist replaces it with another heated stone. A therapist might also leave heated stones in specific points along your spine, or in the palms of your hand, or even between your toes to improve the flow of energy in your body.

The heat of these stones allows for deeper penetration into the muscles and tissues which gets to the root of any pain. It helps to alleviate pain or discomfort while also promoting relaxation and comfort which makes this a wonderful therapy not only for therapeutic reasons but for relaxation as well.

Basalt stones, also known as lava stones, are actual stones that are produced from volcanic eruptions. They carry magnetic healing properties among other benefits. These stones are heated in hot water to your comfort level. Stones connect with the flow of energy to physically rebalance our bodies, emotional mind and spirit as a whole.

What Are The Benefits Of Hot Stone Massage?

Direct heat relaxes muscles, allowing manipulation of a greater intensity than with regular treatments. Hot stones expand blood vessels, which push blood and waste through the nervous system. This gives the body a sedative effect. Hot Stone Massage is a deep, healing and luxurious massage technique.

How Can You Benefit From Hot Stone Treatments?

Promotes Grounding Due To High Magnetic Field Inherent In The Stones
Great For Relieving Symptoms Associated With Anxiety Or Depression
Alleviates Rheumatism, Arthritis And Fibromyalgia Pain
Promotes Increased Wellness And Vitality
Helps Calm Emotional And Mental Bodies
Improves And Relieves Muscular Pain
Improves Lymphatic Circulation
Decreases Tension Headaches
Significant Stress Reduction
Increases Blood Circulation
Decreases Menstrual Pain
Decreases Sciatic Pain
Decreases Joint Pain

 

 

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