Hemant Khandagre


Tardeo, Mumbai

02 Apr 2012


Mr. Khandagre was born blind. As opportunities for visually impaired individuals are limited in Mumbai, he supported himself via work in an STD booth until one day he by chance heard of acupressure. He then took it upon himself to learn as much about the science as possible and then enrolled in a course at the King George Memorial School. After graduating from both acupressure and massage therapy courses, he taught for some time before being approached with a request for a home visit. Since that fateful day, his practice has grown solely via word of mouth and Mr. Khandagre today treats some of Mumbai’s most prominent figures. Mr. Khandagre first lectured the beneficiaries on the practice of acupressure, explaining it is an ancient science that uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities. As per Mr. Khandagre, when these points are pressed, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and encourage the body to aid in it’s own healing. Mr. Khandagre then followed up with a practical demonstration in which he amazed the women by recognizing some of their health problems, such as who had kidney stones, by merely touching various pressure points. He demonstrated useful acupressure techniques, such as how to cure a headache via pressure points in the hands, etc. There was an overwhelming request that he come back in the near future.

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