Acupressure Stress Relief Massage
Acupressure is a thousands-year-old form of massage therapy that involves applying pressure to certain points on the body to address ailments. People have meridians or channels throughout the body. Qi, which is understood as a life-sustaining energy force, runs along those meridians. Qi can become stuck at some points along the meridians, and the goal of acupressure is to keep the energy flowing using pressure at specific points. There are hundreds of acupressure points on the body, corresponding to other parts of the body. (For example, there’s a point on your hand for your kidney.) As with any form of massage, a huge perk of acupressure is relaxation, one that you can get behind even if you doubt the existence of meridians. Acupressure is often used for pain relief, may help fight back pain, menstrual cramps, and headaches. The practice is used for many other purposes, including but not limited to immune system and digestion support.