Acupressure is similar to acupuncture, except no needles are used. Acupressure utilizes pressure from fingers and hands. Acupressure deals with all the aspects of a person as a whole: body, emotions, mind, and spirit as one, not as separate parts. It relaxes muscular tension and balances the vital life forces of the body.
Acupressure stimulates the meridian points to reduce muscle tension and pain. Activating pressure points encourages the brain to release natural painkillers called endorphins. Endorphins go directly to the places you need pain to be released and help you lose your tension.