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Acupressure helps to relieve panic attacks, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, phobias, sorrow, worry… And is especially effective in the treatment of those suffering from physical, emotional, psychological or sexual abuse.

Acupressure helps to alleviate stress by working directly on the autonomic nervous system, which calms nervous tension and increases resistance to stress. Treatment encourages a deep relaxation of the body which has a very positive impact on state of mind.

As a finger pressure technique, acupressure can be used as a facial massage technique. Simple finger pressure relieves congested areas as well as relaxes the muscles. Thus toxins are released and eliminated, which of course benefits our outward appearance.

More importantly, many meridians run across the face, neck and skull.

By massaging the points linked to the Qi, acupressure accesses the deeper levels and works on the general well-being, which in turn reflects on the face (everybody has noticed how a person in love looks radiant no matter what!). This vital energy is the most important element of the Acupressure Facelift; it governs our health, how we feel as well as how we look.

The Chinese have used acupressure to enhance physical fitness and beauty for thousands of years. This 5,000 year old system has been found effective for toning muscles, improving the condition and luster of skin, relieving acne, sinus problems, jaw tension, and headaches. Many of the points that are used for these common complaints have Chinese names that reveal their benefits, such as the Facial Beauty point and the Heavenly Appearance point.

Acupressure is particularly suitable for women, so much in its essence (for women, body and mind, physical and psychological/emotional spheres are strongly intertwined), than in its modality (soft, non-invasive technique, received fully-clothed).

PMS, cramps, mood swings, menstrual cycle disorders, fertility, ovarian cyst, cystitis, hyperthyroidism, endometritis, breast mascosis, pelvic inflammation, bladder and vaginal infections, eating disorders, anemia, are common women ailments. Acupressure is an efficient complementary treatment that regulates the female genito-urinary system, and is a powerful tool to balance emotions.

Prenatal: relax, release stress and tension, balance mood and feelings, strengthen the bond with child, relieve physical symptoms associated with pregnancy, such as bloating, water retention, muscular cramps, pain in the neck, the back, the hips, sciatica, headaches, nausea, blood pressure, bloodstream.

Postnatal: strengthen the natural ability of the body to heal after a vaginal or abdominal delivery. Many women suffer from tension in the neck and shoulders, stress and fatigue, postnatal depression, lactation issues, genital disorders. Acupressure treatment after delivery helps decreasing those symptoms naturally.

For many reasons, including biological, women are in close contact with their emotions, and need to manage and process them regularly. If verbalization is not possible, women can find in acupressure an efficient mean to rebalance their daily life emotional turmoil.

Statistics all over the world show that amongst people suffering from depression, there are twice as many women as there are men… Furthermore, women are more prone than men to atypical forms of depression, such as bulimia, hypersomnia, and compulsive buying.

Of course, depression can be triggered by hormones (baby blues, menopause, winter…), but the experts agree that hormones do not explain everything. They think that women are not more prone to depression than men, it’s just that they express it more. It is true that women consult therapists, and generally express themselves more easily than men, but one has to admit that they also are subjected to heavy pressure and duties. It is a proven fact that stress affects the “hormones of happiness” – melatonin, noradrenalin, serotonin, endorphins – that regulate mood and well-being. Acupressure helps stimulate them, and resist.

Violence, be it physical (assault, sexual abuse) or verbal (harassment, humiliation, emotional blackmail), leaves deep scars in tthe body and the mind. Acupressure, coupled with verbal therapies (psychotherapy), and practiced in a context of trust and compassion, proves a precious help on the long and difficult path to healing.

Soft acupressure is particularly suitable for seniors: it helps alleviating many ailments with softness and compassion, strengthening the vital energy (which decreases with age), and reinstating the benefits of touch in their life. It helps bearing, and even decreasing, the intake of chemical medicine.

• Provides a psychological support for the changes and traumas associated with the aging process: anxiety to age/die, stress generated by the weakening of physical abilities, by illness, hypersensitivity to the environment (noise, people, etc)