Acupressure is an ancient Chinese healing art that uses the hands to stimulate key points on body meridians to trigger the body's natural self-curative abilities. When these points are stimulated in proper ways, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body's life force to aid healing.
Acupuncture and Acupressure use the same acupoints, but Acupuncture employs needles, while Acupressure uses gentle but firm pressure of fingers, palms, fists, and elbows.
The body carries around tension and this can build up until it becomes painful, perhaps in the form of a headache, neck & shoulders, back pains, etc. By manipulating those pressure points, you can coax the body into releasing this tension and making you feel better and healthier.