The Art of Pressure (1989)

Genres - Health & Fitness  |   Sub-Genres - Alternative Health  |   Run Time - 115 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Heather M. Fierst

In this massage video, instructor David Palmer, director of the Amma Institute of San Francisco, demonstrates a style of massage which combines Swedish stroking methods with the pressure point techniques of shiatsu amma. Palmer helps the masseuse locate chi meridians (energy pathways) and acupressure points by using a skeletal model and a live person. By applying pressure on these points using the fingers, palms, and forearms, the recipient can release blocked energy, increase circulation, relieve stress and tension, and deepen relaxation. Shiatsu is traditionally performed on the floor, and a massage mat is recommended for use with this video.



acupressure, energy, massage [therapeutic], relaxation, stress-relief