Acupressure is an ancient healing technique meant to relieve stress and create a state of well being. It is similar to acupuncture only no needles are used.

Acupressure is an ancient healing technique based on pressing certain points of the body in order to stimulate the pressure points or meridians which can provide muscle tension relief, improve blood circulation and help with healing.
There are various techniques and styles of acupressure like Shiatsu, Jin Shin and Tuina.

acupressure massage

All the techniques use the same pressure points or meridians but with different pressures and techniques.

It is believed that each pressure point is linked to a certain organ and when one of these points is pressed healing energy is released.

Acupressure can improve blood circulation and refresh and revitalize the body.

Stimulating these pressure points triggers the release of endorphins also known as the "happiness hormones" which are natural pain relievers produced by the body in order to relieve pain and create a state of well being.
This technique can even be performed by yourself once you learn the points and follow the instructions correctly.

Acupressure can be used to relieve:

headaches
insomnia
depression
upper and lower body pain
arthritis
colds
indigestion
menstrual tension

It is believed that acupressure is great for pregnant women during labor because it can provide pain relieve.
This is a great technique worth trying in order to relieve stress and create a state of well being. Sometimes multiple sessions are needed to cure certain problems.