Feeling underwhelmed, lethargic or on the way to some winter illness? Maybe you suffer from tension headaches, asthma or period pain? Feeling a little out of whack? I highly recommend an acupressure massage with Kirsty.
Acupressure is an ancient Chinese technique based on the principles of acupuncture, and involves the use of finger pressure (without the needles) on specific points along the body.
Acupressure is usually given in a similar fashion to traditional massage. Points on the body are massaged using finger or thumb, in a circular motion with a medium pressure.
The purpose of acupressure is to stimulate and activate the body’s own energies to help fight illness and restore harmony. The stimulation removes energy blockages by removing the toxic build up that accumulates in the muscle tissues.
Kirsty does her massage from home which was toasty on such a cold winter day with a roaring fire. The massage started with me face down and bared skinned with long sweeping massage movements up my back before moving to acupressure points up my spine, neck and hips using her thumbs and fingers. When you seek help from a massage therapist who specializes in acupressure, you’ll generally find them rubbing, kneading, squeezing or even pinching certain areas of your body. Where they focus will depend on your specific problem. The massage therapist is trying to open the flow of energy that is currently disrupted causing your ill-health. Once the flow of this energy is back in balance, you should then feel better. I expected this to hurt for some reason! But it wasn’t at all painful and felt more like continuous pressure on different spots so I was really able to relax. I then turned over and had acupressure applied my face head and breastbone. Acupressure on the breastbone is said to be energising.
The massage concluded with Kirsty moving the old/stuck energy out of my body by holding her hands close to my face and ‘sweeping’ them down my body. The energy is removed through the soles of the feet through what is referred to as the bubbling well. While this was happening I could feel something like electricity or tingling over my face.
Although I didn’t go with any particular ailments I thoroughly enjoyed the massage and came away with lifted spirits on a cold wintery day. Though a number of people look to acupressure for relaxation, there are other definite benefits. Acupressure can help alleviate ailments such as tension, stress, aches and pains, arthritis, menstrual cramps, pain in the neck, shoulders and back.
It can also enhance your spirituality, and increase your overall energy levels.
I’ll definitely be back for more.
As a side note I slept for 10 hours that night probably could have gone for 11 if I didn’t have a family
Kirsty charges $40 for and hour at her home. She also offers massages in your home for an extra fee plus she has a great concession card.
You can contact Kirsty on 021 128 2049 or 04 237 0388
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