This week I took a Chinese Acupressure class at the International Dermal Institute...while it was only a two day look into a massive subject it was AWESOME. We learned a technique that focuses on 21 points of the face and neck area and I am hooked.
I've always had the basic European massage in facials before (it's the standard that most of us learn for state board testing). It's all fine and dandy, I mean it feels nice and relaxes you but sometimes you want something a little different...enter acupressure.
It is also very relaxing, which I wasn't sure it would be at first (being so used to the European style). Turns out that it is relaxing but somehow in a different way. Maybe because the focus is on breathing and overall wellness so the relaxation comes secondary. Based off of this class I'm super excited to attend the IDI Reflexology course and the Chinese Diagnosis: Face and Body Reading.
If you have the option of trying it, I would highly recommend it!