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Massage Modalities

Acupressure
Acupuncture
Alexander
Aromatherapy
Ayurvedic
Colonic
Cranio-Sacral
Deep Tissue
Feldenkrais
Hot Stone
Lomi Lomi
Neuromuscular
Polarity
Posture Perfect
Pregnancy
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Shiatsu
Spa massage
Swedish
Thai
Thalassotherapy
Trager
Trigger Point
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An Introduction to
Acupressure Massage

 

Described as "acupuncture without the needles", acupressure uses deep finger pressure applied at vital points located at energy channels called chi or qi that flows along invisible lines of energy flow called meridians.

If the flow of qi is thought to be blocked, it can lead to ailments along the meridian line.

As an ancient healing art known as TCM or traditional Chinese medicine, acupressure stimulates these points to :