In today’s fast-paced and stress-laden world, many individuals are seeking natural and holistic approaches to promote their well-being and alleviate various health issues. Among the plethora of alternative therapies available, Shiatsu stands out as a time-honored and revered form of treatment that has been embraced for centuries. Rooted in traditional Japanese medicine, Shiatsu offers a unique blend of physical, emotional, and spiritual healing that aims to harmonize the body’s energy flow, known as “Qi.”

In this blog, we embark on an enlightening journey into the world of Shiatsu, exploring its history, principles and benefits behind this captivating form of treatment. We’ll delve into the rich philosophy that underpins Shiatsu, understanding how it connects the mind, body, and spirit in a holistic approach to health and well-being. Whether you’re a seasoned advocate of alternative therapies or a newcomer seeking natural remedies, Shiatsu has something profound to offer.

What is Acupressure Treatment?

Acupressure is a form of massage therapy that applies manual pressure to specific points in the body, known as acupuncture points.

The body has more than 2,000 acupuncture points that create an energy flow throughout the body. Disrupting this energy flow can lead to ailments and diseases. By applying pressure to these points, your massage technician can improve the energy flow, promoting health and wellness.

Some people confuse acupressure with acupuncture. While acupuncture uses needles to stimulate the acupoints, acupressure takes a softer approach by applying pressure with the fingertips.

Our Acupressure Treatments

At Ecstatic Ayurvedic Spa, we offer several types of acupressure spa treatments using various techniques. Our luxurious acupressure massages include the following:

  1. Ecstatic Ayurvedic Spa acupressure: Our traditional acupressure massage finds its roots in traditional medicine. This massage aims to relieve pain naturally.
  2. Swedish oil acupressure: This acupressure massage caters to clients looking for a lighter massage without sacrificing the benefits of acupressure. We use high-quality Aveda oils to provide a relaxing massage experience and the level of pressure each client is comfortable with.
  3. Swedish acupressure: This popular massage combines the experience of our traditional Crystal Spa acupressure with our Swedish massage, producing a relaxing, invigorating experience.

How Acupressure works?

Our technicians use their fingers, palms, and elbows to apply deep pressure stimulation to the acupoints, aiding the free flow of energy throughout the body. When you come in for an acupressure massage, your technician will assess your goals for the session and determine the right massage technique for your needs. Your technician can use harder or softer pressure, depending on your preference.

After an acupressure massage, you may experience:

  1. Relaxed muscles and joints
  2. Relief from stress and anxiety
  3. Improved sleep
  4. Relief from digestive issues
  5. Reduced headaches and migraines
  6. Relief from back pain and menstrual cramps

Acupressure is a form of massage that targets specific points in the body, known as acupuncture points. Massaging these points can assist the free flow of energy in the channels throughout the body. It can relieve pain, digestive issues, tension, nausea, and symptoms of many common disorders.

FAQs of Acupressure Treatment

Is acupressure as good as acupuncture?

Acupressure and acupuncture are similar treatments that target acupuncture points. The main difference is that acupuncture uses needles and acupressure uses pressure from the technician’s fingers. Acupressure is best for general pain and tension relief, while acupuncture may be better for acute medical conditions.

How often should you do acupressure?

You should complete maintenance acupressure sessions at least once per month. Many people practise acupressure multiple times per day to relieve tension and stress. If you experience ongoing pain and tension, you may benefit from visiting an acupressure spa several times per week.

Can I do acupressure on myself?

Once you understand the basics of acupressure, you can perform this treatment on yourself. However, you’ll experience more relief having a trained professional massage your acupuncture points instead. Using the right level of pressure is key to obtaining the best benefits from this treatment.

Join us as we unravel the mysteries and benefits of Shiatsu, allowing you to open your mind to the possibilities of this transformative treatment. Whether you seek to embrace an ancient tradition, soothe your physical ailments, or embark on a path of self-discovery, Shiatsu offers a profound sanctuary of healing and renewal. So, take a deep breath, relax, and let the magic of Shiatsu transport you to a world of tranquility and rejuvenation.

Contact our team at Ecstatic Ayurvedic Spa  to schedule your acupressure in Thamel, Kathmandu or learn more about our rejuvenating spa treatments