Choose from Three Options
- $49 for two 60-min full body acupressure sessions ($100 value)
- $99 for four 60-minute full body acupressure sessions ($200 value)
- $149 for six 60-minute full body acupressure sessions ($300 value)
Acupuncture and Acupressure: Hitting the Spots
Acupuncture and its sister treatment, acupressure, have endured for centuries. Peruse our exploration of acupoint therapy to pinpoint the facts on these ancient techniques.
Despite their different names, acupuncture and acupressure rely on the same principle: the stimulation of the body to trigger natural processes. During typical treatments, licensed acupuncturists target specific bodily points by applying pressure with their hands or a dull implement (in acupressure) or inserting fine needles (for acupuncture). These points correspond to meridians, which, according to the practice’s underlying philosophy, are channels that transport life-giving energy throughout the body. By stimulating the meridians, the acupuncturist releases any blockers to this energy flow and restores the body to health.
Compared to the constantly evolving field of modern medicine, acupuncture has remained essentially unchanged for millennia. Evidence suggests that the treatment existed as far back as 5,000 years ago—the preserved mummy Ötzi the Iceman, for example, bears tattoos that correspond to classical acupuncture points. While contemporary scientific understanding has cast a new light on the body’s inner workings, acupuncture remains a popular procedure with mainstream credibility: a 2002 World Health Organization report found that acupuncture can be an effective treatment for conditions ranging from gout to certain respiratory disorders and acknowledged that “its effective rate in the treatment of chronic pain is comparable with that of morphine.”
Walk Out Feeling Better
The practitioners at Walk Out Feeling Better draw from the deep well of Chinese holistic healing to help their clients kick pharmaceuticals out of their medicine cabinets once and for all. Building custom plans for their clients, they help root out maladies at the source, including sleeping disorders, nicotine addiction, and allergies. Massage is at the center of their practice: aside from wiping away backaches, their tailored version aims to deliver a cornucopia of benefits, including alleviating migraines and letting endorphins loose to help the body deal with pain.