WHAT IS ACUPRESSURE MASSAGE (see also Trigger Point Massage):

Acupressure massage is a massage discipline that has been practiced for over 5,000 years. A discipline for good health, vitality and longevity.

It is a form of touch therapy in which deep pressure points are applied to the muscles, by finger pressure, thumbs, palms, side of the hand, knuckles and elbows; helping diffuse the build-up of toxins in your muscle tissue. This pressure relieves a variety of muscle symptoms including stiffness, pain and general soreness and unlike acupuncture (which uses needles), acupressure is a non-invasive form of massage.

Acupressure is an effective massage technique which achieves immediate and longer term muscle pain relief and increased mobility. It is also very effective in prevention and treatment of many health conditions like headache, colds, flu, arthritis, asthma, tennis elbow, general aches and the nervous system.

It achieves a stronger sense of wellbeing and stimulation of our immune systems.

For a more balanced and corrective approach, Muscle Essence usually follows an acupressure treatment with Swedish massage to help restore the flow of energy into muscle after a thorough treatment.


Acupressure massage can help:

  • reduce stress
  • improve posture and range of movement
  • improve your energy level
  • relieve back and post-operative pain

correct imbalances eliminating further unnecessary muscle strain