Acupressure is based on the Chinese meridian theory. In traditional Chinese medicine, energy is believed to flow through the body along recognized meridians. A lack of wellness or imbalance is believed to occur when energy flow isn't optimal or when the meridians are blocked.
Acupressure dates back 4,000 years to ancient Chinese medicine and predates acupuncture. Over the years, various cultures have developed their own unique style of acupressure.
Acupressure practitioners physically manipulate and apply direct pressure to stimulate certain acu-points along specific energy meridians to achieve either an increase or decrease of energy flow at that point. Massage techniques may also be used.
Acupressure is a whole-body treatment that can address multiple conditions. In addition to stimulating energy flow, acupressure may also stimulate local blood circulation and resolve what Western massage therapists call trigger points.
A level of training that includes every competency component needed to safely and appropriately apply the treatment.
An additional treatment that first requires the practitioners to be trained in an appropriate related discipline.