Acupressure has its origins in traditional Chinese medicine and is a form of massage therapy that applies pressure to specific points on the body. It involves applying pressure to specific points on the body to alleviate pain and other symptoms. It works by using the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
By increasing the flow of energy (known as “qi”) through the body’s meridians, acupressure can help to reduce tension and pain. During an acupressure session, a trained practitioner applies pressure to specific points on the body. Practitioners will use their fingers, hands, or other tools.