What is Acupressure?


What is Acupressure?

Acupressure is a massage pressure technique that stimulates acupuncture points using finger pressure instead of fine needles. By exerting targeted pressure along the meridians, it aims to stimulate, disperse, and balance the flow of energy, providing relief from pain and treating various chronic, acute, and degenerative conditions.

Acupressure offers a multitude of benefits that can enhance overall well-being and promote healing. One of the primary advantages is its ability to stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanisms by balancing the flow of energy within the body. This can result in reduced pain and discomfort, improved circulation, and enhanced relaxation.

Acupressure is also known to alleviate stress and tension, helping to alleviate headaches and muscle pain caused by chronic stress or poor posture. Furthermore, this non-invasive technique can complement traditional medical treatments and aid in managing various conditions, such as back pain, neck pain, and joint pain. With its gentle and holistic approach, acupressure provides a safe and effective option for individuals seeking natural methods to support their overall health and wellness.

Our PhysioWorks physiotherapists and remedial massage therapists have received training in acupressure. If you are interested in incorporating acupressure into your treatment, please feel free to ask them.

Which Conditions Can Acupuncture or Dry Needling Help With?

After a thorough assessment, your healthcare professional may consider acupressure, acupuncture or dry needling to address the following conditions:

For more information on these techniques and therapies, you can explore Acupuncture, Dry Needling, Acupressure, Trigger Point Therapy, and Pain Management.