Acupressure: A Sure-Fire, Short-Term Fix

Sagolla, Lisa Jo
October 2007
Back Stage East;10/18/2007, Vol. 48 Issue 42, p15
Trade Publication
The article focuses on acupressure therapy which helps healing dance and sports injuries. Licensed massage therapist Russ Beasley said that the actual technique of acupressure is a direct compression of an isolated spasm in muscle tissue. The Western medical term for acupressure is ischemic compression. Acupressure produces hyperstimulation analgesia, which is a way of overloading the nervous system.


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