“Bridget Simmerman is a competent, trustworthy Acupressure Therapy practitioner with remarkable sensitivity and skill in integrating energy work, body dynamics, and yoga therapy.  I recommend her for anybody seeking integrated healing, with her years of psychotherapy experience, for dealing with mind and body issues, trauma, and pain held in the body.”

~Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D.
Founder of the Acupressure Institute, Author of Acupressure for Emotional Healing and Acupressure Potent Points

Acupressure - Mountain Stream

What is Acupressure?

Acupressure is an ancient healing art developed in Asia over 5,000 years ago.  Using the model of meridians, or pathways of energy, acupressure is similar to acupuncture, but uses the gentle, firm pressure of hands.  Using the power and sensitivity of the human hand, acupressure is especially effective in the relief of tension-related ailments, in self-treatment, and in preventive health care.

A practitioner trained in acupressure can use the techniques of massage (soft-tissue manipulation) combined with the acupressure points and techniques to help release tension, increase circulation, reduce pain, and develop more vibrant health.

How Does Acupressure Facilitate Emotional Healing?

Unresolved emotional experiences stored in the musculature can be released by holding acupressure points.  Acupressure can restore balance, heighten awareness, and facilitate emotional healing by releasing accumulated tension and pain.  In addition, acupressure can immediately access difficult emotional material for therapeutic processing and can activate powerful calming resources.

“Acupressure complements psychotherapy by working somatically with both the mind and body.  When a psychotherapy client is tense, body awareness, intuition, recollection, and the ability to visualize are blocked.  Increased benefits result from working with both acupressure and psychotherapy.” – Excerpt from Acupressure for Emotional Healing

Bridget is skilled in the art of acupressure for healing the human condition and invites you to explore the following resources for self-care developed by and used with permission from Michael Reed Gach, PhD.