David Bolwell Physiotherapy Services

Acupressure is just one of several Asian bodywork therapies that have been used for thousands of years.

Often described simply as ‘acupuncture without the needles’, acupressure attempts to achieve the same results as acupuncture by promoting relaxation and wellbeing.

Traditional Chinese medical theory talks about special ‘acupressure points’ in the body that lie along 12 special channels or ‘meridians’. These are the same energy meridians that are targeted in acupuncture. It is believed that vital energy known as ‘qi’ (chi) flows through these meridians, and that these 12 channels link specific organs throughout your body, which results in a ‘system of communication’.

According to this theory, when a meridian is blocked or imbalanced, illness is more likely to occur. Acupressure is among the types of treatments used to help restore this balance.

Through the use of fingers, elbows, palms, feet or special devices, practitioners apply pressure to acupoints found on the body’s meridians. The patient lies down (fully clothed) on a soft massage table while the practitioner lightly presses on the body’s acupressure points.

A typical acupressure session lasts around an hour. Acupressure is a great alternative to acupuncture for those who don’t like needles.

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Clinic Opening Times

08:00AM - 07:30PM
08:00AM - 07:30PM
08:00AM - 07:30PM
08:00AM - 07:30PM
08:00AM - 05:00PM
*Whitchurch open for sports massage only from 08:00 - 12:00
Our Acupressure Pricing / Rates
Initial Consultation
1/2 hour
Follow-Up Consultations
1/2 hour

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