Everyone will receive benefit from either system. However, one may be more appropriate for you at any point in time. This decision is made when I assess your personal needs. Commonly, both systems are integrated into one session for maximum results.
Acupressure works on acupoints - gateways on the energy lines associated with the 12 internal organs. Jin Shin Jyutsu works on safety energy locks - gateways on the deeper energy lines as well as the 12 internal organ energy lines.
The differences are subtle. Acupoints are smaller and slightly more pressure is used here, than on safety energy locks which have a larger diameter. The safety energy locks are generally held from a longer time than acupoints. In both cases, you may feel bodily sensations including tingling and heat as the body re-balances.
Yes. However, most clients prefer me to work with one or both according to my assessment of their needs at that time.
No. Tension which accumulates in the body is the first sign of disease. Acupressure and Jin Shin Jyutsu work to unblock these areas so that the circulation and natural energy can flow more freely. This promotes the body to heal and improves overall health and well-being.
No. Hands On Health specialises in the gentle styles of Acupressure and Jin Shin Jyutsu, which involve holding different combinations of points. Receiving a session is very relaxing and enjoyable!
This style of therapy is highly effective by locating the points through clothing. The practitioner can sense changes in the points which signify both blockage and release.
Loose, comfortable clothing made of at least 50% natural fibres is recommended. This enables the skin to breathe freely and the energy to move un-impeded throughout the body.
A light meal or snack is advised a couple of hours before the session. If you eat a large meal before the session a lot of your body's energy will be focused on digesting your food instead of healing your body! Equally, a meal directly after a session is not recommended for the same reason.
My knowledge of western medicine is a great asset. It enables me to understand in depth a person's health on the physical level and western approaches to treatment including side effects of drugs.
Acupressure and Jin Shin Jyutsu stimulate and facilitate the body's natural healing capabilities. As a practitioner I work in partnership with my client. Regular sessions with the provision of self-help can provide symptommatic relief and, in some cases, remarkable changes in disease status. Given the right environment, the human body can heal itself of almost anything.
Acupressure can provide temporary relief of asthma symptoms. Regular therapy combined with self-help points taught during sessions can help ensure you remain as well as possible.
The response to a session is unique to each individual. Conditions of muscular tension are generally the quickest to resolve. The more chronic a condition the longer it will take to get better, though improvement in symptoms may be almost immediate.
Definitely! Acupressure and Jin Shin Jyutsu therapy is an excellent tool to keep you in peak condition and prevent the onset of disease. Prevention is better than cure.
An acupressurist works with the same points used in acupuncture - called acupoints - but stimulates these healing sites with finger pressure, rather than inserting fine needles. Using touch enables the practitioner to feel closely the changes in the points which signal they have unblocked. The acupressure therapist is therefore constantly assessing the client throughout the session and adjusting the therapy in relation to these changes. This ensures you receive maximum benefit.
Yes. If you would like to do more to improve your health, part of the session can include one or more of the following: self-help acupressure points and/or Jin Shin Jyutsu techniques, exercises, advice on lifestyle changes and balancing your diet according to your needs based on five element theory.
This depends on how you are and what you would like to gain from the therapy. One session can make you feel great! However, generally sequential sessions have an 'add-on' effect and the recommended course is 4 to 6 weekly sessions. Most people have a lot of tension and stress in the body which needs to be mobilised before healing can take place on a deeper and more permanent level.