ACUPUNCTURE & ACUPRESSURE
I was privileged to grow up in a household with an amazing mother who specialized in many forms of Western medicinal knowledge (Surgical Tech, Nursing, Home Health Aid). But it wasn't until college that I discovered Eastern medicinal knowledge from a book given to me by a great friend, "Acie" and began healing others with the knowledge gained and myself. Since energy flows these charts are rough approximations, not exaction. My message is not that one is better than the other but that the most righteous embodiments of both would make an excellent offspring: "For those who are not so attuned, you can use acupressure. The width of your finger is far greater than the size of a needle so you have more latitude. If you make a three-finger cluster (bring your thumb and first two fingers together) to touch the point shown on the chart, you are almost ensuring that you will be covering the correct spot. Another variable that can work in your favor is your intention to be helpful. Mind moves energy, and simply knowing what you are attempting to accomplish will get the energies of your hands to find their way to the energies in the body that are needing their support. It can seem very metaphysical, but all of this can be measured scientifically." ~Donna Eden and David Feinstein, Ph.D.
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We all know #MassageTherapy is reputable for relaxation. What isn't always said, are the health benefits. Here are the top 5 health benefits of Massage Therapy.
#1 - Eases Pain Relief. For those that spend countless hours sitting at a desk or on your feet, regular massages is an effective treatment to manage neck and back pain. It helps physical recovery and increases range of motion.
#2 - Promotes circulation, removes waste. Massage techniques promote blood flow by flushing lactic acid from your muscles while improving circulation by carrying metabolic waste away from muscles and internal organs. This promotes recovery in athletes whom regularly have sore muscles.
#3 - Tension Headaches, the most common type of headaches. Described as mild to moderate pain and feels as if constant pressure is being applied to the front of the face, head, or neck. Massage techniques help by targeting these muscle groups that routinely harbour trigger points, thus relieving the pain.
#4 - Sleep better. Quality sleep is vital to health and wellness. A study conducted by University of Miami School of Medicine of 30 adults with chronic low back pain, that received 30 minutes massages twice a week for five weeks - noticed a significant reduction in sleep disturbances. Regular massages helped manage pain which allowed for better sleep.
#5 - Lowers Blood Pressure. Massage studies show the correlation between regular massages and lower blood pressure for up to 72 hours. Not only does your mind relax, so does your body.
Massages are not just for relaxing. Studies show that massages help achieve and promote superior mental and physical health by distressing and boosting you immune system. 👇Tag your favorite massage therapist.
Allergy session has been tough this year. Take a few minutes to check out these relieving points! Worked like a charm the other day (: #massagetherapy#allergiessuck#allergytest#pressurepoints#Iowa