Wellness dictionary

Little ABC for your spa-break questions ...

In their treatment discriptions, wellness hotels often use technical terms, which are hard to understand for potential guests. We have therefore collected and defined the most relevant terms in our small wellness ABC. A tip: Our wellness dictionary also supports word requests. You don't need to know the exact wording.

Acupressure  -  originates from traditional Chinese medicine

Acupressure (from Latin: sharp pressure) involves applying manual pressure to specific points on the body. In general, the therapist uses the fingertips to stimulate the acupressure points. Sometimes the finger nails or other tools are used. In Chinese medicine it is said that it helps reduce tension, free up the body’s energy and restore balance.

Acupressure is an alternative therapy that has descended from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). According to the traditions of Chinese medicine, energy flows around the body along invisible lines called meridians. It is believed that there are approximately 20 meridians, also known as channels, in the body. A whole network of points exists on the skin’s surface where the energy flow can be influenced. The meridians and pressure points relate to specific organs and body parts and by placing pressure on these points it influences these areas of the body. Each relevant acupressure point is massaged for between 30 seconds and two minutes. Acupressure can be done in the form of self -massage and is also suitable as an additional therapy. It is highly recommended that you should seek medical advice from your doctor if you are in constant pain before practising self-massage because the massage could conceal symptoms that may require treatment. The Japanese variation of acupressure is called Shiatsu