Acupressure (reflexology)

In acupressure, the practitioner presses key points on the surface of the skin, so as to stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities. When these points are pressed, they release muscular tension, promote the circulation of blood and stimulate the body's life force energy to help in healing.

Acupressure uses the same points as acupuncture, but physical pressure is applied to these points merely with the hand, elbow, or with various devices.