Carol Wetherill, LMT, MTP, CCP
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Often described as “acupuncture without needles,” Acupressure promotes balance, rejuvenation, and wellness by accessing and addressing the vital energies of the body. Acupressure promotes better health and renewed energy by actively involving the client in his or her own healing and growth process.
Clinical Acupressure utilizes fundamental acupressure methods to support the body’s own balancing and healing processes. All parts of a human being, and nature itself, are interconnected and dependent on each other. Teachings about this perspective can be traced back thousands of years. The Chinese mapped predictable energy pathways (meridians) throughout the body nearly 4000 years ago, and have been using them as a health reference ever since. Ancient teachings from India inform us about major energy centers in the body (chakras).
Process Acupressure, sharing the same principles as Clinical Acupressure, is a “whole-person” therapeutic modality. Process Acupressure integrates these ancient teachings with contemporary psychological and spiritual understanding to promote health and self-responsibility for wellbeing. The experience of receiving this work is authentic and empowering. Process Acupressure is unprecedented in its simplicity and effectiveness for enhancing personal growth.
A full acupressure session can take from 1 to 1 1/2 hours. The client lies fully clothed on a massage table while the practitioner applies gentle pressure to the acupoints. Clinical Acupressure can address many common physical symptoms, including back problems, headaches, respiratory, digestive and systemic problems as well as colds, flu, allergies and healing from injuries. Hands-on work, with the fully clothed body, releases and strengthens the body’s energy systems–meridians and chakras. Process acupressure generally follows 3 stages; a state of relaxation occurs, the client may go into a deeper state of awareness to access clarity or guidance about the issues at hand, and integration and completion of the process occur as the session is closed.
These forms of acupressure are especially helpful with stress-related conditions, including post-traumatic stress. It is not appropriate for severe medical problems or psychosis and does not supplant medical care.
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