Restore health and balance in your body with pinpoint acupressure massage
Acupressure is a tool used in Chinese Medicine to treat a variety of conditions and is often called acupuncture without the needles. Instead, it involves the application of manual pressure to specific points on the body. This pressure is usually applied using the fingertips, but the hands, knuckles and elbows are also used.
There are hundreds of acupressure points on the body that can affect areas away from the acupoint being pressed. This practice is most often used to relieve back pain, neck pain, headaches and even migraines.
What can acupressure treat?
Like acupuncture, acupressure is used to treat musculoskeletal conditions (of the bone and muscles), however, it can help treat a great many other conditions and symptoms. Acupressure has been proven to alleviate the following conditions (and more):
- Arthritic pain
- Muscle tension
- Migraines and headaches
- Poor posture
- Sinus pressure
How does acupressure relieve pain?
Acupuncture massage places pinpoint pressure on specific areas of your body, called acupoints. This pressure can last from 30 seconds up to 2 minutes, after which it is slowly eased off.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, people have both local and distal acupoints. Local acupoints address the pain directly while distal acupoints address the pain indirectly, meaning through other parts of the body that are neurologically connected. Pressing these places for a few moments at a time can help release muscle tension and promote blood circulation.
Acupressure massage is one of the cornerstones of Chinese Medicine. Daniel Messina, founder of Messina Acupuncture incorporates it into his treatment. He believes it is a powerful healing tool and is one of the many reasons why our clinic differs from conventional acupuncture clinics, which limit themselves to acupuncture alone.
If you or a loved one is considering acupuncture, acupressure, dry needling or trigger point injections to help ease chronic pain or deal with symptoms of chronic conditions or diseases, please call our offices at 631-403-0504 to request an appointment and learn more about our individualized treatment plans.