Acupressure & Clinical Massage methodology

Acupressure is an ancient art that uses finger pressure on certain points on the body to achieve relief from pain or to release muscles, to facilitate ease of movement or to follow the Chinese Meridian Theory in order to restore energy and to balance that energy in the body.  These techniques have been in use for thousands of years all over the world.

The points may be anywhere on the body and Phantom Pain (aka Lost Limb Syndrome) is often relieved.  The points in the ear correspond to every part of the body and nervous system.  Use of these points is common in acupuncture and literally change the way that the brain thinks about the impulses from sensory and other nerves.

Small single use needles are inserted whenever it is seen to be appropriate.

Clinical massage practiced here incorporates elements from Traditional Bone Setting, Tui Na, Lymphatic drainage, Trigger Point Therapy and reflex points.  It is a very advanced method of easing muscle tension, resetting the movement of joints, limbs etc and can take many years to learn.  It demands a very good understanding of how the body works and how much the mind and attitudes affect health.  As a stress relief it is highly effective and the opportunity to be free to say whatever a person needs to get off their chest in absolute confidence, without judgement or repercussion is vital to good emotional health.

The massage is done oil on skin on every part of the body and involves all the adipose tissue, the abdomen and by agreement the breast tissue and inguinal lymph nodes.  The inner thigh is released to assist in the relief of back pain and facilitation of lymph drainage.  Myofascial release is achieved by gentle stretching of tissue and ligaments, rotation and easing of adhesions in the joints and extensions of the limbs.   Subluxation is addressed and misalignment of the spine may be corrected using traditional bone setting techniques with absolutely no chiropractic or osteopathic methods.   Towelling may be used or dispensed with by agreement.

Tony started to learn these arts in 1953 and at the age of 76, still practices daily in his treatment room.

Such conditions as back pain, sciatica, muscle tears, knees, shoulders, whiplash, arthritis, MS and ME all benefit.  This is commonly known here as an MOT. 

For those who have been abused, it is an excellent way of restoring confidence.

A consent form is required to be completed and signed.  Those under 16 must have a parent or guardian present and those aged 16-18 should have parental consent but would be seen alone, if appropriate.   If you wish for a chaperone you should say so before treatment.  In practice this is rarely the case and most are seen in complete privacy.   Often, partners come into the room and wait to have treatment as soon as one is finished.

All ages are seen and all backgrounds, race and following with an understanding & respect of each Faith.

A full treatment session or MOT costs £50 or £45 for Chi Clinic students and those not working.

Appointments may be made by phone or e mail for Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 5pm with late appointments on Tuesdays and Fridays.  We are closed every Monday and teach Martial Arts on Sunday.