Perhaps one day, you may have applied your fingers to your temples to relieve a headache. This scenario can serve as an example to illustrate what acupressure is.

Acupressure is one of the five pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This natural and ancient therapeutic practice goes beyond massage.

This technique consists in activating acupoints located on the human body (meridians). It allows the body to reorganize and heal itself, to strengthen its organism, to make up for its deficiencies and to eliminate certain energy imbalances. 


Illustration by Noémie Labrosse

The care given is softer and gentler than acupuncture because it doesn’t require needles. These are replaced by the therapist’s fingers, hands or other acupressure devices such as moxibustion, cupping cups, essential oil, etc.

Illustration by Noémie Labrosse

Its benefits


Accupressure alleviates a wide range of human’s pain because all spheres of being can benefit from it: physical, emotional and mental. It plays an important role in human health and welfare.

Here are a few examples of concerns that can be managed by this approach (non-exhaustive list):

  • Release muscle tension
  • Relief of body pain
  • Improving the quality of sleep
  • Enhance the body’s life force energy to aid healing
  • Reducing stress and anxiety