In Pictures: Tibetan Accupressure may help you battle stress and depression
By David F. Rooney
Feeling tense? Stressed out? How about depressed or anxious? If so, then a Tibetan Acupressure treatment offered by Nakusp artist Barbara Maye may be just what you need to make this new year a good one.
The Tibetan Acupressure System (TAS) she practices was developed by Rae Hatherton of Toronto.
It is based on “an ancient system of reflexive pressure-point healing, harkening back to the times of the Tibetan nomads,” Hatherton said in Tibetan Acupressure A New Approach to an Ancient Art, an article published in 2010 in Odyssey Magazine. “TAS accesses the body’s natural corrective energies in order to bring balance to the body as a whole. The system can be used to treat specific conditions or for overall well-being of the body and mind.”
A certified practitioner since 2011, Barbara recently expanded her service to Revelstoke and she was happy to perform a demonstration treatment with Revelstoke resident Geordie Knoess.
The session lasted about an hour and was performed in the living room of Knoess’ Oscar Street home. He was seated in an easy chair while Barbara Maye moved about him, applying pressure to points ranging from his feet and hands to his shoulder, head and neck.
Barbara said a typical treatment lasts 45 minutes to one hour and can be successfully used to treat the following health conditions:
depression and anxiety
mental and emotional distress
shoulder and back tension
PMS and Menopausal symptoms
digestive disorder, including reflux, heartburn, and constipation
back pain, incl. sciatica
headaches and migraines
“People can contact me through my webpage — www.barbaramaye.com — so far I am servicing Nakusp and Revelstoke,” she said. “I am usually in Revy every couple of weeks making prearranged appointments necessary and give treatments in people’s homes.”