October 3, 2022
Learn Effective Massage using Acupressure Points.
Foundations for Shiatsu Massage
What Is the Theory Behind Acupressure?
Acupressure is just one of a number of Asian bodywork therapies (ABT) with roots in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Examples of other Asian bodywork therapies are medical qigong and Tuina. Shiatsu is a Japanese form of acupressure.
Traditional Chinese medical theory describes special acupoints, or acupressure points, that lie along meridians, or channels, in your body. These are the same energy meridians and acupoints as those targeted with acupuncture. Fascia hosts qi and can be palpated along the channels flows vital energy . Students learn to feel thelife force called qi (ch'i). Learn about 12 major meridians connect specific organs or networks of organs, organizing a system of communication throughout your body.
According to this theory, when one of these meridians is blocked or out of balance, illness can occur. Acupressure and acupuncture are among the types of TCM that are thought to help restore balance.