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Massage Therapy Training Program

Acupressure

In the traditional Chinese view of the body, energy lines called meridians run throughout the body, and give the body “life force,” similar to how blood gives the whole body life. When there is too much energy collected in one area, or one area is low on energy, disease is said to be the result.

Acupressure refers to the gentle application of finger pressure on points that are located on the major meridians, with the intention of balancing the body’s energy.

Think of a river where debris has collected and dammed up the flow of water. There is “too much” water above the dam, and “not enough” water below the dam. If you put pressure on the blocked area, the river’s waters flow again, and balance is restored.

Stress is a part of everyone’s life and while there are several ways to deal with stress, a simple, no-side-effects approach is the use of acupressure. At NHI, you will learn specific acupressure points that help deal with a client’s stressors, such as:

  • Headache
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Colds, flu
  • Dizziness

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