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Seated Acupressure Massage

Seated acupressure massage (sometimes also called on-site massage) is based on the traditional Japanese acupressure technique called anma. Anma is Japanese for ‘press and rub’ and this therapy aims to stimulate the acupressure points in the head, neck, shoulders, spine and lower back.

How does it work?

Unlike acupuncture, seated acupressure massage does not use needles. Instead, it uses the hands to stimulate the energy points which can be found all along the meridians, or energy lines, of the body. There is a specific sequence of movements, which are designed to improve the flow of energy throughout the body and balance and strengthen the body’s muscular, circulatory and nervous systems.


What does it involve?

The client, fully clothed and sits facing forward in a ergonomically designed massage chair. As the client relaxes and rests their chin and forehead on a thickly padded cradle designed for the purpose, hands, fingers and elbows are used to apply pressure to the acupressure points on the client’s head, neck, shoulders, upper arms and spine. The sequence of movements (called a kata) takes about twenty to thirty minutes from start to finish, and leaves the client feeling relaxed, refreshed and energised.

What is it good for?


Seated acupressure massage is excellent for:


  • Anxiety

  • Asthma

  • Digestive problems

  • Encouraging knotted, tight muscles to loosen up

  • Eyestrain

  • Fatigue

  • Headaches and migraines,

  • Helps prevent repetitive-stress injuries

  • Helps with backache,

  • Increases circulation

  • Helps with insomnia

  • Boosts energy, alertness, and productivity

  • Irritability

  • Menstrual pain

  • Relaxes and rejuvenates

  • Relieving stress and tension

  • Sinus problems

  • Toothache


It also stimulates lymphatic system to drain and removing toxins whilst boosting the immune system.

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