Extracted from The Back Pain Sourcebook by Stephanie Levin-Gervasi
Acupressure is an ancient therapy for tension and pain relief.
Acupressure uses the same points as acupuncture.
The distinction between acupressure and acupuncture is that needles
are used in acupuncture and a gentle, but firm pressure of the hands
is the basis for acupressure.
Acupressure is the older of the two techniques. Acupressurist posture
that the power and sensitivity of the human hand, is most effective
in relieving tension related to ailments in self-treatment and in
prevention. In order to relax muscular tension and balance the vital
forces of the body, acupressure uses a system of points. Acupressure
sessions focus not only on relieving discomfort, but on responding
to these tensions and toxicity's in the body before they develop
into an illness. The practice of acupressure has developed primarily
through a combination of instinct and hands-on experience. A session
runs between $20-$30, and incurs no risk.