Acupressure is a form a Chinese massage that is often described as “acupuncture without the needles”. Both practices involve working with the body’s vital energy, or qi, in order to release blockages and stimulate the balanced energy flow necessary for good health. Acupressure involves applying firm finger pressure for several minutes to specifc spots, called acupoints, on the surface of the body. Acupressure is used to relieve stress, muscle tension and pain. It is thought to improve blood and energy flow, which promotes health and the elimination of wastes.