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Career in Acupressure Therapy

CAREER IN ACUPRESSURE THERAPY

Acupressure is an ancient chikitsa system of China.  According to these systems, Applies pressure to key healing points of the body which helps you to reduce the pain. This is a good option to avoid expensive and timely treatment. Now its popularity is slowly increasing among the people and a person can make a good career by having a diploma from a good education institution

Acupressure is a very effective system like acupuncture. In acupuncture, we use needles to relieve pain. However, in acupressure, we learn how to use finger pressure instead of needles to relieve pain and achieve good health.

In acupressure, first of all, we collect the information on the patient’s health and symptoms.  According to the information, the therapist chooses different points on the client’s body to press.

Basically, the duration of a single acupressure session is between 30 to 60 minutes.  Some patients feel better after a single session therapy only and others may need to return to complete a series.

Uses of acupressure therapy

Acupressure therapy is used to cure many of your health diseases like a headache, migraine, tension, back pain, blood pressure, cold, diabetes and eyes problems, joint pain, muscle problems and many other discomforts caused by athletics or sports can be treated using Acupressure.

 How to Become an Acupressure Therapist

There are many colleges and health care centers in India offering diploma, degree, postgraduate diploma courses in Acupressure therapy.  Higher Secondary is the minimum eligibility for studying this course.  The duration of the courses starts from a short period of 3-6 months to 2-3 years.  After Graduation, if anyone wishes to pursue further studies, he can go for the postgraduate diploma or masters’ diploma course in acupressure.

A person can also become an Acupressure therapist by clearing some of the certificates like Asian Bodywork Therapist (ABT) through the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA) and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Major education institute is “National Institute of acupressure research, training, and treatment -Chandigarh”, “Acupressure Research, Training and Treatment Sansthan – Allahabad”, “Acupressure Sansthan – jodhpur”.

To become a good Acupressure therapist or to generate new clientele you must have some basic skills like active listening, attention to detail, excellent communication skills. one should also be well aware of the body senses, increase knowledge of medicine and keen to apply for some extra hard work in learning acupressure. A person should be responsible to make feel comfortable before and after the session.

Job Opportunity and Salary

In India, acupressure therapists may get jobs in spas, salons, public health clinics, hotels, sports centers etc. Therapists can also join tour and travel companies who provide personal care services. At the start of the career, one can learn as much as possible by joining with experienced and reputed acupressurists.

At the starting of the career, one can work with experienced and reputed acupressurists and learn as much as possible. Therapists can also start by opening their own clinic and become self-employed and offer his services to clients.

Salary of the Acupressure therapists may depend on specialization within the field, location, years of experience. Junior acupressure therapist can expect a starting salary of Rs. 1,00,000 – Rs.1, 50,000 Per annum and experienced professional can earn approx Rs. 3,50,000 – 5,00,000 per annum.

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