Used for thousands of years in China, acupressure is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) applies the same principles as acupuncture to promote relaxation and bring balance to all areas of the body, including the skin.
Traditional Chinese medical theory assigns special acupressure points along the 12 major meridians, or channels, in your body. Meridians connect specific organs or networks of organs, organizing a system of communication throughout your body.
It is believed that through these invisible channels flows an individual’s vital life force energy, — or a life force called qi (ch’i). The meridians begin at your fingertips, connect to your brain, and then connect to an organ associated with a certain meridian. These are the same energy meridians and acupoints as those targeted with acupuncture.
According to this theory, when one of these meridians is blocked or out of balance, illness can occur. Acupressure is thought to help restore health and wellness. Importantly, what happens on the inside affects how you look on the outside. And because the skin is your largest organ — it covers 80% of your body — meridian stimulation coupled with the lymphatic and circulatory benefits of massage make this treatment a must for a comprehensive beauty regime.
Some proponents claim acupressure not only treats the energy fields and body but also the mind, emotions, and spirit.
Acupressure Massage involves the use of fingers, palms, elbows or feet to apply pressure to acupoints on the body’s meridians. It also involves light massage and stretching. During a session, you lie fully clothed on a soft massage table. You may need several sessions for the best results as determined by your practitioner.
In general, acupressure is very safe. If you have cancer, arthritis, heart disease, or a chronic condition, talk to your doctor before trying any manual therapy that involves moving joints and muscles, such as acupressure.
Acupressure Massage now offered in the Skintuition Studio with Sam Yoon.
An intuitive massage therapist for over 15 years, Sam brings his Acupressure Massage expertise to the Skintuition Studio. Sam spent ten years as a Massage Therapy Instructor and practitioner before earning his Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) from the Virginia University of Oriental Medicine. His vast experience includes Sports Massage, Myo-skeletal Alignment , Thai Massage, Medical Massage, Meridian Energy Therapy and Acupuncture.
30 minutes = $55
60 minutes = $105