Whole-body balancing acupressure massage

Whole-body balancing acupressure massage with Zoë

Whole-body balancing acupressure massage is a deeply restorative,holistic treatment treatment designed to create the optimum conditions for your body to heal and rebalance. It can help with muscle tension, aches and pains, stress, emotional upheaval, insomnia or anxiety, by restoring the body’s natural flow of energy and self-healing ability. The massage uses a selected range of points indicated for their action of opening and freeing the flow of blood and energy (qi) through specific meridians in the body. This helps to replenish the body’s reserves of vital energy as well as relaxing the muscles. The treatment is soothing and includes work on head, hands and feet. Cupping and moxa are used to further release deep muscle tension and bring blood flow into areas of stagnation, pain or immobility, according to an individual’s needs.

Cupping is where a vacuum is created inside a glass or plastic cup placed on the skin, which draws the skin and muscle slightly inside the cup. The cup can then be moved over the skin in a gliding motion while the suction is active. Cupping can release deep muscle tension and improve muscular function, as its effects penetrate deeply into the tissues.

Moxibustion (the burning of moxa) is a form of heat therapy where finely crushed and compacted herb (Artemisia vulgaris) slowly smoulders to produce a comfortable yet penetrating heat, which can be directed to joints, local tissue, and acupoints. It is held at a distance from the skin to produce varying degrees of therapeutic heat.

Qigong (pronounced chee-gung) is a system of meditative exercise dating back at least 2,000 years. It uses breath, mind intention and movement to balance the body, mind, emotions and spirit. It is designed to gently work muscles, tendons and ligaments, for maintenance of joint mobility and healthy flow of qi throughout the body.