The answer is “In SO many ways!” You may be wondering exactly what acupressure therapy is. The Chinese developed this ancient eastern medicine over 5,000 years ago. It is widely used now by many health care practitioners. One of its greatest advantages is that you can even use it on yourself to help your own health.
Acupressure therapy involves manipulating acupressure points located throughout the body. These points are located on the skin and are sensitive to bioelectrical impulses in the body and conduct those impulses readily.
Tension tends to gather around acupressure points. Massaging them helps the muscles to relax. Eastern practitioners believe that acupressure points enhance health because they are located along energy meridians. Western practitioners also recognize their importance and attribute their healing powers to the release of endorphins which blocks pain and increases blood flow.
Acupressure can help a multitude of ailments such as tension headache, poor sleep, colds, stress, breathing difficulties, chronic pain and many others. A full body massage is an excellent way to have many of these points released.