Acupressure is an ancient art of healing that uses our fingers to press on key healing points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body's natural self-healing ability. When these points are pressed, they release muscular tension, enables deep relaxation, promote blood circulation and our body's life force to aid healing.
What is the Purpose of Acupressure?The purpose of acupressure is to stimulate your body’s own recuperative powers by stimulating the various points on the body. The stimulation removes energy blockages by diffusing the toxic build up that accumulates in the muscle tissue. The accumulation of toxins causes stiffness throughout the body. Stiffness in muscles puts unnecessary pressure on blood and lymph vessels. The pressure on blood and lymph vessels affect both skeletal systems and internal organ functioning.
How is Acupressure Therapy with Crystals Performed?Acupressure Therapy with Crystal is similar to traditional massage. Points on the body are massaged using a tumbled crystal, in a fairly rapid circular motion with medium pressure. Massages last between 5 and 15 minutes.
It is an effective method for self-treatment for tension-related ailments; this is further enhanced by the power of the crystals and the sensitivity of the human hand. The Acupressure Therapy with Crystals helps relief stress thus strengthening our immunity and promotes wellness for the body, mind and soul.
The Chinese have used acupressure points as a beauty treatment for thousands of years. Acupressure beauty treatments enhances the muscle tone of facial muscles and increases blood circulation, improving skin condition and the tone of facial muscles and connective tissue.
Simple pressure on the Heavenly Appearance points with a jade or Rose Quartz tumble, relieves congested areas and relaxes the muscles. Toxins are released and eliminated, which of course benefits our outward appearance. Acupressure Therapy with Crystals stimulates the flow of chi, which improves both how we feel as well as how we look.
We can also use Acupressure Therapy with Crystals to achieve some relief for:
- Headaches - use Amethyst, Blue Lace agate, Rose Quartz on the neck region near the base of the skull.
- Sinus problem - use Blue Lace Agate, Rose Quartz on side of the nose bridge
- Menstrual cramps - use Carnelian or Moonstone on the navel
- Lower back aches constipation, and indigestion - use Citrine on 4 finger spacing below the navel
- Anxiety and to help you get a good night’s sleep - use Amethyst and Blue Lace Agate
- Backache, neck pain, arthritis, muscle aches and Repetitive strain injuries i.e. carpal tunnel syndrome or frozen shoulder - use Black Obsidian and Rose Quartz or Howlite.
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When applying Acupressure Therapy with Crystals, work gently on the acupressure points on sensitive parts of the body, such as the face and abdomen, and on areas where there is very little cushioning between skin and bone, such as the top of the head. Do not apply after a full meal. Drink a glass of water before and after the therapy.
To apply the pressure, you can use any of your tumbled crystal depending on what is easiest and most comfortable for you. The general guideline is that pressure should be firm enough but yet not too painful. Too little pressure and it will not work while too much pressure can possibly cause damage, or in the least cause quite a bit of discomfort.
To relax an area or relieve pain, first press the points gently for 30 seconds. Increase the pressure until it’s quite firm, holding it for one to three minutes. Then release slowly and gently, again taking about 30 seconds to gradually come off the points.
When you’re working on acupressure points in a large muscle group, such as the muscles in your shoulders or calves, kneading is an excellent warm-up before using acupressure. Brisk rubbing in general helps to increase the blood flow also. You can use this technique to warm up your body if you’re feeling cold too.
Contributed by New Age FSG Team