If I say `Acupuncture’ most people will have heard of it. But if I say `Seated Acupressure’ I often get a blank look and yet they are very similar as both treatments work on the acupressure points in the body. A big difference is that whereas an Acupuncturist uses needles, I use my elbows, thumbs and hands to apply pressure to over 90 pressure points in the head, neck, arms, shoulders and back. I also incorporate a few stretches into the routine. .
I have been providing Seated Acupressure for over six years now and I have to say that it’s a treatment that I love doing and the results for the client are absolutely amazing. I provide it as a stand-alone treatment but I often incorporate it into other treatments depending on the client’s needs.
Many of my clients are office based, which means that they have a lot of problems in their upper back, neck and shoulders caused by sitting at a computer for hours on end every day. I am also seeing more and more younger people who spend hours upon end on their mobile phones or tablets, plus manual workers, and (particularly when the sun comes out), people who have spent hours pottering in their garden, also people who suffer repeatedly from sciatica. The list is endless, and this is in no small part due to the fact that nowadays we perform more and more of our daily activities with our arms `facing forward’ and it all takes its toll on our backs.
Stress is also a major factor in our lives today and has a massive negative impact on our health and wellbeing. My grandparents used to say that `hard work never killed anyone’ and whilst in most cases this was true, my grandparents weren’t sitting at a computer all day long, glaring at a screen under flickering lights and dealing with the `need it yesterday’ mentality that appears to have become the general normality of our technological times.
Medical research has shown that stress is linked to a wide number of serious conditions including cancer, heart problems, strokes, diabetes, depression, asthma, stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, repetitive strain injury, and alcohol abuse. These are apart from the personal misery and mental health problems that are caused through stress.
You will be happy to hear that Seated Acupressure is an instant stress buster as it promotes relaxation and allows energy to flow through the body. It will leave you feeling invigorated, refreshed, and `lighter’.
On a physical level, seated acupressure offers relief from mild to sometimes chronic symptoms. Many of my clients have had long lasting benefits from just one treatment, whilst others have needed a course of treatment. All have said that they have felt the benefits straight away and I have several clients who come back on a regular basis as a preventative healthcare measure.
You receive the treatment fully clothed on my wonderful, ergonomically designed chair, that is so comfortable you won’t want to get off. Seated Acupressure was developed form the ancient Chinese massage treatment called `Anma’ which literally translates to `press and rub’.
This treatment was introduced into the UK in 1989 and is now an extremely popular therapy world-wide.
Seated Acupressure is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant or is trying to conceive.
What some of my clients have said:
Jackie B (Mid 50’s : Home office worker : Keen gardener )
I dread to think what pain I would be in if it wasn’t for my regular seated acupressure sessions with Diane. I work from home and spend far too many hours working at a computer. The treatment relieves the tension, eases the tight muscles in my neck and upper back to a point where I can move better and feel human again! I combined with a reflexology treatment which makes it the ultimate in deep relaxation.
Debbie B – (Mid 30’s: Athletic : Office worker : mother of young child)
I’ve been in pain with my bad shoulder for weeks. Di recommended Seated Acupressure and after a rather painful but surprisingly enjoyable treatment I am pain free. Thanks so much Di, you are a miracle worker x
Wendy P (Early 40’s : Full time Teaching Assistant : Mother)
Seated acupressure was a combination of pain and pleasure as points were pressed and released. The effect it had on calming the sciatica was always amazing and truly needed. I always knew that after my sessions with Diane I would be able to get a good night’s sleep.
Brian C – (Late 50’s : Long term degenerative health problems )
I have several health problems that are slowly reducing my ability to walk without support, as well as many other things. As a result I also suffer from bouts of depression. I felt great at the end of the treatment but noticed the next day that I had feeling in my right foot which I haven’t had for a couple of years and I just feel so much better in myself. I know it’s not a cure but I can’t put into words how good it is to get some relief. Thank you Di. It was a great treatment and I will definitely be back for more.