What is Acupressure?
Acupressure massage is at least a 4000 year old modality that is used within the Traditional Chinese Medicine system and can assist any individual in self-healing numerous issues. Years of clinical observation have led to information that guides the practitioner to use specific Acupoints (acupuncture points) to affect the client's muscles and movement.
Acupressure practitioners train guided by the same principles and theory as Acupuncturists, except work with their fingertips and hands, instead of needles.
Acupressure massage is not a substitute for veterinary care, yet is an effective complement and can assist every horse in maintaining balance from the occasional trail horse, to the Olympic competitor!
“Acupressure has been shown to release endorphins thereby relieving pain. Recent studies have proven what thousands of years in practice have demonstrated to be true, that meridians do exist; acupressure & acupuncture oxygenize the area, thus encouraging the healing process.” Archives of Internal Medicine
Initially, Acupressure, which pre-dates acupuncture, was used on farm animals to ensure their well being as they provided families with labor, meat and fiber. Many years of practice led to the system that is still in use today, modified for humans. There are over 350 Acupoints on a horse’s body that can have a myriad of effects. Do something special for your dog or horse and schedule an acupressure session today!
Acupressure is a perfect adjunct to other therapies and is often more readily accepted in animals that do not do well with the intensity of sports massage.
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