Acupressure is an ancient healing art using the fingers to gradually press key healing points, which stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities.
Both these therapies are based on the theory of a particular form of energy that flows through the body extending channels called meridians. It is believed that pushing the key points on these meridians, regulates the flow of energy and consequently improves health.
Acupressure is a technique that at these points apply pressure while Shiatsu in effect on the flow of energy is used acupressure with a whole range of other methods.
The roots of lie in ancient Chinese medicine that physical health is viewed as the level and flow of energy through the meridians, which in turn claims that water throughout the entire body, from head to toe. In Chinese medicine is the vital energy called Chi.
For imbalance or stiffness flow of energy, ”CHI with the body ” is claimed to be poor health and Chinese doctors treat disease by regulating the flow. One way to do that is pressing winner points on the body, where it is claimed that the meridians of approaching skin. It is believed that the pressure at this point chi strengthens or sprayed, depending on the condition being treated and the type of the used pressure.
Practitioners in China have many years working on these points, using as acupuncture, acupressure so is to influence the flow of chi. Much later, during 20.ih last century, Japanese physicians have created shiatsu, therapy in which finger pressure to specific points combined with techniques such as pressure palms and stretching muscles.
A professional practitioner of shiatsu or acupressure will first determine your health. Except that will examine you and ask you questions regarding your medical history, lifestyle and diet, will examine the tension of the muscles and skin, and pay attention to the voice and breathing.
During the treatment, usually lying on a mat on the floor. The therapist presses the key places on your body, and can simultaneously apply for a massage or stretching muscles. Thanks to the sense of touch, the therapist during operation “read” your body, revealing all about the flow of energy and the way in which the flow effect on your health. People mostly after such treatment feel refreshed and relaxed.
However, someone, before you feel better, sometimes it can feel and slightly worsening, accompanied by fatigue, headaches or symptoms that resemble the flu. These symptoms, which are believed to be caused by the release of suppressed energy of acupressure points, should not be severe or last longer than a day or two.