Acupressure is a healing system using finger pressure on key points to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. Like acupuncture, it accesses the energy of the body through points and meridian pathways to influence the health and well-being of a person. In this system, symptoms are considered an expression of the state of the whole body. Besides relieving pain, acupressure can help restore overall balance.

Tensions and stresses that keep us from functioning smoothly and feeling good also inhibit the immune system. Acupressure enables the body to adapt to environmental changes and resist illness. As points are held in the style called Ren Shen, or “Compassionate Touch”, communication between systems of the body are reestablished, blood flows freely in the affected areas, and toxins are released and eliminated.

The practice of acupressure began as a folk art in ancient China and other eastern cultures over 5000 years ago, and was passed down from generation to generation for thousands of years. Through observation of the cycles of nature - day to night, spring to winter, birth to death - the ancients recognized the natural forces of energy which regulate all life, and brought a deep understanding of the functioning of the systems of the body and the healing force within us.

The foundation of the Oriental healing arts focuses on balancing the energy flow within all aspects of our being.

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