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Acupressure is based on the ancient principles of oriental health and philosophy. Over 5,000 years ago acupressure was discovered by the Chinese and has been used ever since to relieve pain, improve health and maintain balance.
This simple system of applying finger pressure to specific areas called "points" in a pattern, is called a flow. By applying pressure to these points in a pattern, health and well being are quickly restored. A strong positive response of immune system and improved circulation occur when the Acu-Points are stimulated with finger pressure. Pressure should be light yet firm, providing a connection to the flow of Chi (energy). It is possible to effectively work through many layers of clothing, even through plaster casts.
Basic to Acupressure is Chi, a form of energy that is colorless, odorless and tasteless. When Chi is abundant and free flowing in the body one has both good health and harmony. When Chi becomes blocked or exhausted, pain and disease occur. By restoring the Chi, the body returns to the natural state of health and harmony.
Chi flows inside the body through passages called meridians, channels or pathways in a 24 hour cycle. As Chi moves within the meridians, it protects and nourishes the body. Simple finger pressure on selected points bring about a returns of health and well being. Many people experience more energy and improved outlook. These positive feelings often continue for several days after a session.
With a variety of flows to work from, Barbara has helped many people with back pain, migraine headaches, colds, flu, arthritis, menstrual cramps, sciatica, and lack of energy just to name a few of the symtoms she has helped her clients with.
The amount of time to do a flow, or release an area will vary with the amount of tension. It will take from a few seconds up to several minutes to achieve balance between a pair of points. The flow sessions are whole body treatments that range from between an hour to an hour and a half to complete. You leave feeling relaxed, but energized.
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