Chinese Acupressure Massage Sessions
Yoga Village® is offering Massage sessions in Chinese Acupressure Massage, Foot massage and cupping therapy
Our certified Massager Khando from Tibet gives treatment at our Centre in Goa and Dharamsala.
Chinese Accupressure Massage (full-body) 60 Minutes, 2200 Rs. and 90 Minutes, 2800 Rs.
Foot Reflexology 30 Minutes 1200 Rs.
Cupping therapy 45 Minutes, 2300 Rs
Massage has been given and practiced all over the world for thousands of years. Our forebears in ancient times knew how to use massage for healing and cleansing body and soul.
According to ancient Chinese medicine, the health or illness of the body depends on the flow of vital energy, called Qi (or Ki), throughout the body. This energy passes through a network of “meridians” in the body. These meridians have been meticulously mapped out by Chinese acupuncturists. Aside from the 12 primary meridians which are associated with the vital organs, there are hundreds of minor meridians as well. By inserting needles in the proper meridians, an acupuncturist balances the flow of Qi. This in turn is believed to relieve the symptoms of many disorders.
As the name implies, the difference between acupuncture and acupressure is that instead of inserting needles, an acupressure massage therapist applies pressure to the meridians of Qi. He may do this in one or more of several ways, depending on his assessment of your needs:
- Targeted pressure is applied using a finger or thumb.
- The acupressure massage therapist may use his elbows, knees or even feet for certain treatments.
- Sometimes, a special blunt instrument is used for certain acupressure procedures
The practitioner applies pressure in a circular motion or he may knead the muscles or use percussion. The efficacy of the treatment does not depend on the amount of pressure applied. Some clients prefer more pressure and some less. The practitioner will adjust his technique to accommodate your personal comfort level. Aside from targeting the acupuncture meridians, an acupressure massage practitioner may also use traditional remedial massage techniques to relieve muscle stiffness and disperse built up toxins in the body.
What Does Acupressure Massage Treat?
Acupuncture massage is not designed to treat specific illnesses. It is a holistic treatment designed to help enhance your body’s ability to heal itself. Some common complaints many people have found relief from include:
- Back Pain
- Muscle Soreness
Acupressure massage is also used as an adjunct to conventional medical treatments, as a way to help hasten the healing process and improve a patient’s sense of well being. You can choose to have anything from a short (usually about 20 minutes), relaxing head and neck treatment to a full body acupressure massage that may last for well over an hour. Afterwards, you will probably be advised to drink plenty of water, in order to flush the released toxins out of the body. Most people come away feeling totally relaxed and refreshed and often experience relief from the disorders that led them to seek acupressure massage therapy.