An individual acupressure session usually lasts one hour and does not require removing your clothes. During that time, an acupressurist will use a variety of techniques covering most of the body. The amount of pressure varies from a gentle touch to firm, deep massage. The contact should feel balanced somewhere between pain and pleasure. If there is any pain involved, it should hurt "good". Sometimes after a session, there may be tenderness in muscles and joints, or an increase in symptoms. This is generally due to the release of toxins and should subside. It is suggested that you rest completely after receiving a session in order to experience the full benefits of acupressure.
Acupressure massage is a safe and effective way to reduce such common stress-related disorders as headaches, ulcers, cramps and insomnia and at the same time stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities. The fundamental distinction between acupressure and acupuncture lies in the use of needles used in acupuncture and the gentle but firm pressure of hands (and feet, in some techniques) used in acupressure. Using the power and sensitivity of the human hand, acupressure is especially effective in the relief of tension-related ailments, in self-treatment, and in preventive health care.
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