About Facial Acupressure Therapy
What is acupressure?
Acupressure is one of the Five Branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine. TCM is based on the belief that our bodies are flowing with natural energy called Qi [or 'chi']. Just as blood circulates via veins and arteries, Qi flows along its own pathways, otherwise known as meridians. Illness occurs when the meridians and the flow of Qi are blocked. Acupressure identifies the location of blockages and applies varying degrees of pressure with their fingers or thumbs to tsubos [acupressure points] along the associated meridian to clear the Qi pathway.
What is Facial Acupressure Therapy?
Facial Acupressure Therapy treats the unique structure of the face to support emotional and stress relief. It also incorporates working with the Chinese Acupressure facial map to benefit the whole body.
Soothing massage and point work on the shoulders, upper chest and neck is followed by a heavenly head and scalp massage. A cleanse, warm towel, and application of facial oil chosen according to your individual skin requirements precedes a serene facial massage incorporating acupressure points along 8 meridians and 2 extraordinary vessels. This is followed by fascial techniques and delicate lymph drainage before you are gently brought back around with some grounding.
What are the benefits of Facial Acupressure Therapy for me?
Deeply calms the central nervous system
Releases tension in facial muscles
Releases fascia and stimulates the production of collagen
Encourages desquamation of the skin
Increases blood supply to the face and aids lymphatic drainage
Stimulates acupressure points and reflexes that benefit the whole body
A relaxed body switches off the 'fight-or-flight' response, which ultimately enables a return to homeostasis.