Acupressure is a Chinese Medical Massage. With over 2500 years of knowledge and practice behind this therapy, it makes this one of the most effective modalities of any massage.
Acupressure works on the same principles as acupuncture but where acupuncture uses needles, acupressure uses hand, palm and finger pressure to unblock trapped or restricted Qi (energy) in the body.
Qi is life sustaining energy force that runs along energy channels (meridians) in the body. This energy can become blocked due to injury, stress, or trauma. If this happens, a person may feel pain, tension, numbness or general ill health. The goal of acupressure is to unblock restricted or blocked energy and keep it flowing using pressure at specific points on the body.