Today stress is known as one of the leading causes of pain, discomfort and disease. At King Spa & Sauna we are proud to be able to offer Acupressure massage as one more way to aid in your healing. Acupressure is a healing method that involves applying pressure to certain meridian points on the body to relieve pain. The human body has fourteen "meridians" that carry energy throughout the body and connect back to an organ. Acupressure involves stimulating the vital-energy points along these meridians on our body to affect maximum energy flow.
Acupressure works with the body as a whole, dealing with the body, emotions, mind, and spirit as one, not as separate parts. It relaxes muscular tension, balances the vital life forces of the body, and aids in healing. Acupressure relieves tension of stress before it develops into a disease; doing away with tension in that area before the constrictions and imbalances can do further damage. King's Korean style acupressure focuses on the areas of the body that are most impacted by stress.
*It is important to drink plenty of water after your acupressure massage to aid in the removal of toxins.
Acupressure is based on the same principles used in acupuncture where points in the body are stimulated to relieve pain and trigger the body’s natural healing ability. Where acupressure differs is in the method of simulating these vital points (acupoints) in the body. Acupuncture makes use of needles being inserted under the skin while acupressure makes use of pressure from fingers, hands, and elbows.
Practitioners of acupressure massage the acupoints to restore general health and relieve general pain as well as massage targeted points to relieve certain symptoms such as lower back pain, nausea, and a variety of other symptoms. In many cases, acupressure therapy has been proven to be more effective in relieving pain than the traditional Swedish massage. Pain relief is not the only benefit of acupressure therapy. Targeting the acupoints promotes healthy blood and respiratory circulation, digestion, and flexibility as well as lower levels of depression.
Foot acupressure focuses on the points available on the feet believed to affect areas such as the lungs, heart, liver, intestines, stomach, knee, elbow, spine, and many more. Foot acupressure includes the general benefits obtained from acupressure massage therapy as well as having more targeted benefits. Foot acupressure is much more than just a comfortable foot massage to relieve foot pain. It has been effective in improving health as well as aid in healing ailments such as foot ulcers that diabetic patients suffer from, relieve the pain of cancer patients after treatment, and promote a more health circulatory system for people with hypertension.
The benefits and effectiveness of foot acupressure therapy is increased and more visible with repeated treatments. When a trained professional is not available, basic techniques can be performed by any individual on themselves at home by obtaining a foot acupressure point chart and massaging the selected point deeply and gently by using the thumb for a minute on both feet. The benefits of self therapy will not be as visible as receiving therapy from a trained professional.