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Seated Acupressure (On Site) Massage

Seated acupressure massage (sometimes also called on-site massage) is based on the traditional Japanese acupressure technique called Anma. Anma is Japanese for ‘press and rub’ and this therapy aims to stimulate the acupressure points in the head, neck, shoulders, and spine and lower back.

Although many clients choose to visit a practitioner for a massage, many others choose to use the services of an on-site practitioner: someone who will bring their massage chair to the workplace so that employees can benefit from the therapy whilst they are at work. For further details on out call visits please don't hesitate to contact me.

How does it work?

Unlike acupuncture, seated acupressure massage does not use needles. Instead, the therapist uses his or her hands to stimulate the energy points which can be found all along the meridians, or energy lines, of the body. The therapist uses a specific sequence of movements, which are designed to improve the flow of energy throughout the body and balance and strengthen the body’s muscular, circulatory and nervous systems.

What does it involve?

The client, fully dressed, sits facing forward in a ergonomically designed massage chair. As the client relaxes and rests their chin and forehead on a thickly padded platform designed for the purpose, the therapist uses their hands and fingers to apply pressure to the acupressure points on the client’s head, neck, shoulders, upper arms and spine. The sequence of movements (called a Kata) takes about twenty minutes from start to finish, and leaves the client feeling relaxed, refreshed and energised.

What is it good for?

Seated acupressure massage is excellent for relieving stress and tension and encouraging knotted, tight muscles to loosen up. It helps with backache, repetitive strain injury, asthma, headaches, migraines, toothache, fatigue, sinus problems, menstrual pain, digestive problems, eyestrain, anxiety, irritability and insomnia.

What are the benefits?

Many corporations and businesses are now encouraging their staff to take a twenty-minute break to experience the relaxing benefits of on-site massage. Clients report that after seated acupressure they feel energised and refreshed.

What are the side effects and when should it be avoided?

Seated acupressure massage is gentle and non-invasive so it is suitable for everyone. Be sure to tell the therapist if you have any recent fractures or sprains, or if you suffer from diabetes or any other long-standing medical condition.

Please note:

Before a treatment commences a full consultation is carried out. This is to establish information about yourself, your lifestyle, why you are coming and suitability for a treatment. After this I can suggest one or several treatments which would be most beneficial for your needs. A treatment typically takes an hour, however longer or shorter treatments can be arranged (please contact me to discuss this further).

A one off treatment is great but to get the most from a therapy it is recommended to try a course. I offer these at a reduction rate if payment is made at the time of the first treatment.

Embody Complementry - Trevor Tennent Proffessionally Qualified for Hopi Ear Candling, Hot Stone Therapy, Indian Head Massage, Seated Acupressure Massage and Sports Massage Complementary Therapists Association

'All treatments offered here are intended as complementary to conventional medicine and are by no means an alternative to, or replacement, for any conventional therapy you may require. If you are currently receiving medical treatment for a particular condition, I may require a letter of clearance from your GP or consultant before treating you'.

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