Acupressure is a specific type of treatment that relies primarily on the use of thumbs, fingers and palms to exert pressure on the body at different points. In practice, therapists can use different pressures, rhythms, and techniques. Practitioners manipulate the flow of chi energy in the patient by applying pressure to specific body points.
Acupressure points are places on the body where chi can become congested or blocked completely. Acupressure massage is a natural holistic technique for dealing with blockages that can cause additional health problems. There are hundreds of acupressure points on the body, corresponding to other parts of the body. So, naturally, the practice has many associated benefits. As with any form of massage, a huge benefit of acupressure is relaxation.
The Benefits of Acupressure
- Relieving stress, tension and anxiety
- Improving sleep
- Relaxing muscles and joints
- Soothing the pain and discomfort of a sports or other injury
- Reducing digestive issues
- Minimizing headaches
- Alleviating chronic pain