Easter break is here and at the luxury hotel in Alicante Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa we are ready for a well-deserved rest. Today we are visiting our famous Thai Spa to tell you about acupressure. Do you want to know what is it about? Keep reading…
Acupressure is an alternative medicine technique. It also belongs to Chinese traditional medicine, and it is used to treat different health problems.
It is based on putting pressure on certain areas of the body to relieve the pain that appears on a specific area. It can even affect the functioning of some inner organs.
Acupressure uses the same principles as acupuncture. The difference is that the working tools used to put pressure on the body are the fingers, the knuckles and the elbows, unlike acupuncture, which places very thin needles on the body.
According to Chinese traditional medicine, each point is connected to an inner organ of the body through meridians. Vital energy (chi or qi energy) flows through these channels and it may block up producing a malfunction in body balance. These type of disorders contribute to the appearance of different malaises.
The acupressure therapy applies strength through pressure, friction and massages on certain points of the body. These skin areas, once they are stimulated, cause the release of neurochemical endorphins from the brain, which contribute to the alleviation of pain naturally.
The points of acupressure are divided in two types:
Local points. These ones are the actual spots on the body where the patient is experiencing pain or discomfort.
Trigger points. These ones are those that are connected to the points of the body experiencing pain or discomfort.