Acupressure is an ancient Oriental therapy that uses finger and thumb pressure on specific points of the body. Stimulating and holding these points triggers and regulates the flow of energy, or ‘qi’, within the body’s meridians (energy channels). This in turn helps to balance the complete energy system of the body.
These points and meridians are the same networks of vital energy channels and points used in Acupuncture.
We combined individually selected essential oils with Acupressure Massage to give Aromatic Acupressure.
Aromatic Acupressure may be applied as part of a full body massage, or as part of a localised treatment. You receive a blend to take away for self-application as part of your self-care in between treatments.
Essential oils are fragrant volatile liquids that occur naturally in plants. They are extracted from the different plant parts; flowers, leaves, roots, bark and fruits. These lovely oils are the ‘essence’ of that particular plant and are responsible for giving the plant its unique scent.
Essential oils blends can be prescribed as an inhaler, or as a blend in a carrier oil for use in the bath or for self-massage, or to added to a compress for continued self-care at home.
Essential oil aromas can affect our emotional senses, and because of this they impact our bodies through our nervous system. When inhaled, the scent molecules in essential oils travel from the olfactory nerves in your nose directly to the limbic system in your brain. The limbic system is the seat of our emotions and memories in our brain.
Because essential oil molecules are so tiny, they are able to penetrate the skin through our pores, hair follicles and sweat glands. From there they reach lymph nodes and blood capillaries, which then transport them throughout the body via the circulatory system.