Acupressure combines acupuncture therapy and massage therapy. The therapists use gentle but firm pressure of hands to press acupuncture points (potent points) along certain pathways (meridians) to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. When acupuncture points are pressed, they release muscular tension, promote blood circulation, increase energy flow and the body’s life force to aid healing. The therapists also apply other techniques such as Swedish and deep-tissue massage and reflexology to further relax the muscles. The combination of all these therapies enables Acupressure and Meridian bodywork more effective for stress reduction and promote more overall healing and wellness.
How does acupressure work?
Acupressure therapists use their hands, fingers, elbows or other devices to apply pressure to specific acupoints along the body, Acupressure helps with restoring health and balance to the body’s energy channels.
What are the benefits of acupressure?
- Relieving stress, tension and anxiety.
- Improving sleep.
- Relaxing muscles and joints.
- Soothing the pain and discomfort of a sports or other injury.
- Reducing digestive issues.
- Minimizing headaches.
- Alleviating chronic pain.
How long does each session last?
We include 15 minutes complimentary acupressure for each of your acupuncture visit. You can choose to extend in increments of 15 minutes to fit your needs. If you are getting just acupressure, we offer sessions of 30, 45, 60, 75 and 90 minutes.
Will my insurance cover for my treatment?
Unfortunately, no insurance policy covers for acupressure yet.
We offer free 15 minute consultations for you to meet with a therapist to go over your conditions. If you feel comfortable and wish to proceed with your treatment we certainly can do so with acupressure in Gaithersburg, Maryland.