Acupressure is an Asian form of bodywork. The goal of acupressure is to balance the flow of chi, or life force energy. The intent is to promote and maintain a sense of harmony, groundedness and well being.
The belief is that the life force energy flows through energetic channels called meridians and this energy can become blocked. The resulting energy blockage can cause a lack of energy to one part of the body and an excessive amount of energy to other parts. The purpose of acupressure is to help preserve optimal health by maintaining the balance between excessive and deficient chi.