Massage - on site seated Acupressure Massage
On site acupressure massage is a 20-minuted acupressure sequence given to clients in a specially designed chair, either in the therapy room or workplace. it is totally non invasive as no clothes are removed or oils used and is, therefore, ideal for those who are a little concerned about this, or have never received a massage.
Although only brought to the UK in 1989 from the united States where it had been used for several years, it is in fact based on traditional Japanese massage called Anma. Anma is Japanese for 'press and rub' and this style of massage has been passed down through the generations from family to
The sequence works to improve the flow of energy throughout the body and acts additionally on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Over 80 acupressure points are included as well as specific trigger points.
About the turn of the century, the Japanese government decided to license (and therefore tax) the many Anma practitioners who then existed. In order to escape what they felt was an unjustified tax some practitioners began calling themselves shiatsu (which means 'finger pressure') practitioners instead. It was from this situation that the currently popular term, shiatsu, developed.
The massage sequence has been designed to take approximately 20 minutes. It is a revitalising toning treatment and the end result is quite different from aromatherapy or relaxation massage. The benefits can be just as profound as those derived from a 60 minute full body massage.
The intention of this acupressure massage is to promote a sense of well being. Tense muscles relax, blood circulation is increased and the organs of the body are toned. it is not primarily a corrective treatment but more of a 'tune up', although clients often report lessening or disappearance of symptoms.
On site seated acupressure massage is a wonderful form of stress release, can ease a number of neck and shoulder problems and make tired aching upper limbs much more mobile.