Acupressure involves the use of pressure, rather than needles, on specific acupuncture points. It is ideal for those who want the benefits of acupuncture without using needles.
The pressure may be firm or light, depending on your body’s condition. Your practitioner will hold the area with their thumb, fingers or hand, and then use oriental energy techniques to move the energy in your body to strengthen weakness or clear away blockages.
Acupressure can be taught to you so you can apply this self-care therapy at home.
Birth support partners can learn specific acupressure techniques to support women during labour. 30-minute training sessions are available.