Acupressure treatment is an ancient healing art developed in Asia over 5,000 years ago that uses the fingers to put pressure on specific pressure points, on the body, to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. When these points are pressed, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body’s life force energy to aid healing. Acupuncture and acupressure use the same points, but acupuncture employs needles, while acupressure uses gentle but firm pressure.
An advantage of using acupressure include relieving pain, balancing the body and maintaining good health, reduces tension, increases circulation, and enables the body to relax deeply. By relieving stress, acupressure strengthens resistance to disease and promotes wellness.
Tui Na, mean push and grasp – it is closely related to acupuncture in its use of the meridian system and is considered to be effective for a similar range of health problems. Always used to treat injuries, joint and muscle problems and internal disorders.