Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Availing of Acupressure Massage Therapy from a Licensed Massage Therapist or LMT by Chris Lontok

To avail of proper acupressure massage therapy, make sure you get it only from a licensed massage therapist (LMT). While acupressure massage therapy is an age old massage modality, its health benefits are still widely recognized today.

The basic principle behind acupressure is that life and health is supported by the unimpeded flow of Qi which is believed to be the natural energy that flows through all living things. If Qi is in proper balance, the body is believed to be capable of self-regeneration and self-healing. Qi is believed to flow through twelve main meridians of the body. The meridians are said to correspond to certain body organs. The flow of Qi through the meridians could be blocked by physical, emotional and psychological tension, trauma and even negative thoughts. This then results in problems in the body organs.

Acupressure is similar to acupuncture in the fact that the treatment works on meridian points in an effort to remove any blocks to the flow of Qi. The meridian points in the body number more than 300. The difference is that acupuncture uses needles while acupressure is done with the therapist’s bare hands. As the proper meridian points are stimulated, a surge of energy is supposedly created which removes any blockage in that meridian. As the flow of Qi is restored, pain is relieved, most illnesses begin to heal and general well being is enhanced.

You can avail of more than just acupressure massage services from a licensed massage therapist. An LMT also provides other massage modalities such as reflexology, craniosacral massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, shiatsu and even pregnancy massage. An LMT also frequently treats victims of auto accidents, which is why a licensed massage therapist usually does insurance billing for people in auto accidents. Truly, a licensed massage therapist is your best health ally.