Acupressure massage, also known as reflexology, is based on ancient Chinese techniques. Acupressure follows the principle of acupuncture. However, finger pressure is used instead of inserting thin needles on acupuncture points on specific parts of the body. This stimulation technique provides health benefits, such as releasing muscle tension, promoting better blood circulation, and promoting a healthy immune system.

What Can I Expect During an Acupressure Session?

The goal of acupressure massage in Portsmouth, NH, is to restore health and balance by regulating the opposing forces of yin and yang energies. Massage therapists use palms, fingers, elbows, or feet to apply pressure on specific acupressure points. Acupressure also stimulates endorphin release, which helps relieve pain. It can also incorporate other methods, such as stretching, to achieve the best results.

A session begins with a short interview to determine your needs before acupressure commences. The massage therapist gently presses on specific acupressure points to address particular health concerns. A session may last up to one hour. For best results, several sessions may be needed.


What Are the Benefits of Acupressure?

Acupressure has tremendous health benefits. For thousands of years, it has been used to treat diseases and promote relaxation and wellness. However, its benefits stretch beyond your health. Acupressure also helps the mind and spirit.

  • Acupressure Provides Tension and Stress Relief
    • Stress results in exhausting vital energy and affects the quality of life. Acupressure releases tension from stress and creates harmony, relaxation, and balance.
  • It Is a Self-Care Alternative to Cure Common Ailments
    • Everybody can practice self-care acupressure to address common ailments, such as headaches, insomnia, and digestive issues.
  • Acupressure Provides Pain Relief
    • Acupressure is a drug-free and non-invasive pain relief alternative. Acupressure releases endorphins. These are neuro-chemicals that serve as natural pain relievers.
  • It Helps Heal Back Problems and Injuries
    • Acupressure has the ability to provide back tension relief, especially on the lower back or sciatica.
  • Heals Emotions and Trauma
    • Acupressure also has mental and spiritual benefits. This method releases blockages that cause emotional issues.
  • Helps Bring Spiritual Awareness and Mental Clarity
    • Acupressure balances the mind and spirit and improves mental clarity, concentration, and stability. Acupressure also heightens intuition.
  • Helps Alleviate Arthritis
    • The release of endorphins facilitates anti-inflammatory effects, addressing certain ailments, such as arthritis.
  • Prevents and Treats Nausea
    • Wrist acupressure stimulates meridians that help cut down nausea because of caused by the following events:
      • After surgery
      • After chemotherapy
      • During spinal anesthesia
      • Motion sickness
      • Because of pregnancy

Traditional Chinese medical theory describes the flow of qi, or life force energy, along the body through meridians or channels. These energy meridians are targeted with acupuncture. Twelve of these major meridians are believed to connect to a particular network of organs. These meridians begin at the fingertips and connect to the brain and organs. A blockage in one or several of these meridians results in illness. Acupuncture and acupressure help restore balance by relieving these blockages.

Acupressure is safe. However, you need to avoid acupressure, or any other deep-tissue massage treatments, if you have the following health conditions:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis or any bone disease that may worsen with physical manipulation
  • Varicose veins
  • If you are pregnant
  • If the treatment area has cancer that has spread to bones

Why Choose Massage and Wellness Collective for Acupressure Massage?

Massage and Wellness Collective is more than just a business. It is also a community that provides the perfect sanctuary for holistic treatments. This perfect atmosphere ideally complements the balance of the flow of life force energy during an acupressure session.

To book an acupressure session, fill out the contact form on our booking page. Call us at (603) 373-8780 to book a session or learn more about acupressure and its benefits.


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