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Acupressure therapy involves applying a light touch to specific points used by acupuncturists, but without needles and can be included in a physiotherapy treatment session.  Helps physical and emotional health including:-

  • Strengthen muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and bones

  • Relieves muscular spasms

  • Release natural cortisone to reduce inflammation and swelling

  • Resolve injuries more readily by increasing blood flow to remove toxins

  • Release endorphins to increase energy and reduce pain

  • Enhance mental clarity and calm and boosts immune system.  

‘Chi’ is the name for the flow of energy which circulates through the body.  Applying touch techniques to the acu-points promotes balance in these energy channels, gently acts on the nervous system, and has been used to calm the sympathetic nervous system.


Certain points can also stimulate the release of neurochemicals called endorphins; the body’s natural pain killers. By blocking pain, endorphins facilitate muscle relaxation, allowing oxygen rich blood flow to the area to promote healing.

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“Seeing Reggie so relaxed and chilled out at the end of his sessions is so lovely see. He has a natural buzz for life and can be a naughty boy, but his treatments with Harriet have helped him chill out, destress and relax which he really needs.” Christine King, Owner, Whitehouse Kennels and Cattery.

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