Acupressure & Acupoint Touch
Combination of techniques on acupuncture points to release trigger points, myofascial restrictions and muscle tension all while balancing the body, mind and spirit.
In addition to Cranio-sacral therapy, this bodywork is a strong protocol for rehabilitation and prevention of injury.
What is acupressure?
Acupressure is the stimulation of acupuncture points to treat pain and illness via the theories of Chinese medicine. It is less invasive than the insertion of needles but is used just as effectively. Acupuncture and acupressure are documented as being viable treatments for pain, injury, and a variety of illnesses. Practitioners for thousands of years have used this modality of medicine to look and treat the body in a more holistic way. Acupressure is excellent for:
- Releasing the myofascia and trigger points
- Releasing chronic pain and tension in muscles and connective tissue
- Positively effecting humans & horses
- Balancing the energetic body according to the principles of Chinese medicine
What is trigger point therapy?
A trigger point is a hyperirritable spot or holding spot in the muscle that when palpated triggers a painful reaction. It affects not only the muscle where the trigger point is located, but also causes “referred pain” in surrounding tissues. These points are located in a tight bands of muscles fibers and are very tender. Finger pressure and specific tools are used to deactivate the trigger points. Since the body has learned to hold these areas, usually more that one treatment is needed to release them.
What are myofascial restrictions?
Fascia is the fibrous body or connective tissue that holds the body together. It is a mesh or web that infiltrates every part of the living body and acts as a glue to hold it all together. Without it the body would a puddle of gooey mess and bones on the floor.
If one could remove all of the other components in the body and just leave the fascia you would still have the shape and look of the body. Damage to this system causes distortions in the system and therefore compensations and pain. Damage is caused by injury, strain, overuse and repetitive motion. Sometimes these symptoms are not near the located site of injury. Releasing these restrictions not only bring the body back into balance and allows the body to use itself more properly and efficiently but also relieves pain.