Massage Therapy For Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

The heart pumps blood around the body through the blood vessels. Blood pressure is the amount of force exerted on the artery walls by the pumping blood. High blood pressure (hypertension) means that your blood is pumping with more force than normal through your arteries. The added stress on the arteries can accelerate the silting of arteries with fatty plaques (atherosclerosis). Other risk factors for atherosclerosis include cigarette smoking and high blood cholesterol. Atherosclerosis contributes to many illnesses, such as heart attack and stroke.

Hypertension is a common disorder of the circulatory system, affecting around one in seven adult Australians. Hypertension usually produces no symptoms. This means most people don't even realise they have it. Experts recommend that everyone should have their blood pressure checked regularly.

Step Bai Hui Point

On the midline of the head, 5 cun directly above the midpoint of the anterior hairline, approximately on the midpoint of the line connecting the apexes of both ears.

Step Tian Ding Point

At the anterior margin of the posterior triangle of the neck, on the posterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, 1 finger's breadth inferior to the laryngeal prominence. A light massage it for 1-3 minutes.

Step He Gu Point

The crater for junction between thumb and forefinger.

Step Shen Shu Point

On the lower back, 1. 5 finger's breadth lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the second lumbar vertebra.

Step Nei Yong Quan Point

On the feet, In the middle of the toes and heel.