The form of Acupressure we teach and practice at our foundation is called Dashen® Therapy.
Its uniqueness relies on the powerful combination of two modalities of bodywork:
a yang and active form of Acupressure called TuiNa that utilizes a large variety of strokes, hand manipulations, rocking, and stretching;
a yin and more quiet style of Acupressure, where the practitioner holds points and connects meridians, almost similar to acupuncture.
Self-care applied Acupressure and TuiNa techniques, and Qigong movements complete the practice of Dashen® Therapy.
Acupressure is an ancient Asian healing art developed by Chinese physicians and healers more than 5,000 years ago. It was designed to help restore the harmonious circulation of Life Force (Qi), which keeps the body healthy, strong and vibrant.
Acupressure uses the same theories as acupuncture, but instead of needles, uses gentle but firm touch, hand manipulation and finger pressure.
BENEFITS OF ACUPRESSURE
Acupressure naturally releases endorphins, which are the neurochemicals known for their analgesic properties and are responsible for feelings of well-being.
Scientific studies show that Acupressure has being very effective in alleviating chronic lower back pain and sleep issues, as well as nausea and headaches from chemotherapy.
It also aids in relief of insomnia, anxiety, menstrual issues and other stress related symptoms.
Acupressure is a very effective form of preventative medicine and it is considered by many to be the medicine of the future.
The combination of Acupressure techniques and Qigong movements makes Dashen® Therapy a unique and powerful tool for relaxation, vitality and healing.