Seated Acupressure Massage
This treatment is a general relaxation and revitalizing maintenance session rather than remedial therapy for a specific musculoskeletal problem. It is a highly effective form of massage based on adaptations from traditional Japanese techniques. It requires the client to be seated on an ergonomically adapted chair, or in the case of some disabled clients either in their own wheelchair or a more suitable seat with and adapted desk support for the upper body, neck and head. No oils are used and you may remain fully clothed throughout.
The routine, or ‘Kata’, follows a rhythmically flowing sequence over the upper body and involves a pressure application to the same points that are used in acupuncture. It is a non-invasive, needle-free pressure which should always feel comfortable, although quite firm and precise. Conveniently the whole session should last for 30 minutes but should leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated and can help to reduce stress, muscle tension and headaches and can help to improve circulation.
Whilst most of us* could benefit from stress relief, this type of massage is ideal within the corporate environment or at an event where time is limited and dress formalities are restrictive. It also works well for wheelchair users who may find relief from the upper body work in a well supported position. It can be done on-site at the venue with equipment being brought to you (a block booking of at least 2 hours will be necessary if travel to a venue is requested)
*Please note that pregnancy is a contra-indication for Seated Acupressure Massage