Acupressure: A Holistic Therapy
Acupressure is one of the natural body healing practices that originated in China several thousand years ago. It is being practiced ever since by trained practitioners and monks. Acupressure is believed to balance the flow of life energy (Chi/Qi in Chinese and Prana in Sanskrit) through natural transport channels or meridians in our body. Gentle fingertip pressure is applied on certain points located on these meridians to relieve blockage and restore energy flow. This technique not only offers relief from pain, trauma, stress and burnout but may also improve the functioning of internal organs. Acupressure therapy is very effective in resolving many conditions that are byproducts of our day to day living.
In our modern society and multitasking life style it is rare to find an individual who does not feel stressed. Picture a young family, full of energy and enthusiasm, running to exciting events, juggling multiple activities of kids and fulfilling many other social responsibilities. A home cooked meal is far and remote and seldom is there time to sit down and eat. To imagine all this itself is stressful yet so many of us are doing it routinely. Stress takes a big toll on our body physically, physiologically and emotionally. Our attention is divided into so many matters at hand that we forget to relax our body and keep a good posture. Add to that the usual wear and tear that occurs in the body. Over time our body complains by suffering from one or the other of a long list of common conditions that involve pain and unrest.
Our body is an amazing machine. It has self-healing abilities only if we give it a gift of our mindfulness and conscious attention. Don’t we bring our cars for routine inspection? But that is mandated by state and we are afraid to lose our driving privileges. What about our appliances at our home – if we don’t maintain them, they break and then we replace them with new ones. Well, unfortunately, we cannot replace our body or parts of it but we do have options to give it TLC (tender loving care). Routine whole body massage is an excellent way to keep our body machine well-oiled in terms of joint, muscle and other internal physiological functions. Timely massage is also important for growing kids to keep up with the wear and tear that happens during their activities.
Acupressure therapy adds another dimension to holistic body care. A skilled Acupressure therapist is able to feel the energy flow through the pressure points on meridians by gentle touch and pressure. These points are then pressed in certain combinations and for different duration to restore and balance energy flow. This can bring relaxation and stress relief. Due to a deeper understanding of these points, an acupressure therapist can also provide a focused treatment for several conditions, both acute and chronic.
To appreciate the efficacy of Acupressure one must experience it. Typically a session lasts 15-30 minutes and many times patients can sense some degree of relief during the first session itself. If you are suffering from a condition such as joints and muscle pain, stiff neck, headaches, migraines, carpal tunnel, spondylitis, TMJ, backache, sciatica, insomnia, heartburn, constipation, indigestion, sports-related injuries and pains, nervousness, anxiety, depression and so on, you owe it to your one and only body to see an Acupressure therapist. There are a number of acute and chronic conditions not listed above that have remedies in Acupressure; worth giving it a try!
LMT - Licensed Massage Therapist
Nyaya is a Ph.D. scientist from the University of Delhi, India and New York State Licensed Massage Therapist with over 25 years experience with acupressure. Enjoying his work as a scientist but following his passion as a Acupressure therapist to serve his friends, family and community. His work is a non-invasive therapy working with many muscular and physiological disorders, including acute and chronic pain. This alternative medicine technique is based on the concept that energy flows through "meridians" in the body, physical pressure is applied to acupressure points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians. Pressure may be applied by hand, by elbow, or with various devices.
Nyaya enjoys his work and is passionate about his holistic approach towards medicine. He is excited to reach out to the community and share his unique skill set of combining acupressure and massage therapy into his sessions to create the overall therapeutic value of his session in terms of relaxation, stress relief and addressing many health concerns, such as GERD response, muscle and joint pain, migraine headaches, sinus pain, back and neck pain and many other various concerns. His passion and enthusiasm about this approach makes for a unique therapist.
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Consultation Session: $30
Treatment (up to 15 minutes) : $30
Treatment (15-30 minutes): $45
Treatment (45 mins with local massage: $55
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