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Acupressure is a traditional Chinese healing art based on the stimulation of acupuncture points with hand or elbow pressure using the skill and sensitivity of human touch. Acupressure is often called acupuncture without the needles. When these trigger points are pressed, they aid the release of muscular tension, promote the circulation of blood and stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. There are thought to be at least 14 meridians connecting our organs with other parts of our body. Acupuncture and acupressure points lie on those meridians.
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 The most common used form of Western massage. It is used especially for relaxation, relief of muscular tension, and improvement of circulation and range of motion. Some of the technique includes effleurage, petrissage, friction, vibration, and tapotement.  
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A type of massage that aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle. It uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension.


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A massage technique that uses heated stones to relax and massage sore muscles. The stones can be used for their heat alone, or as massage tools used in combination with essential oils used in aromatherapy. Basalt rocks are generally used because of their heat retention properties, and are usually heated to around 125-150 degrees using hot water. The smooth, rounded stones are then placed along various points on the body to open up energy channels and promote circulation.
therapeutic method of relieving pain by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet and hands. These pressure points are reputed to connect directly through the nervous system and affect the bodily organs and glands.


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Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.