Acupressure has been used over 5,000 years, and in the Eastern World is known as the 2nd most poplular means of healing. The same principles as acupuncture are used, addressing the flow of the meridians to allow natural chi to be harmonized. Although in body/mind acupressure, the practitioner mostly uses the fingers to hold the acupoints, while the client is laying down, to direct the flow of bio-energy. The build up of blocked energy, is felt and released by using the acupoints. It is gentle, subtle, offered with clothes on, and the effects reach a deep level of the constitution to aid in both physical symptoms and emotional symptoms, held within the body.
Tidbit: Soldiers in the war who had unusual symptoms were said to be cured after having stones thrown at them. The stones were hitting the acupressure points !