Knowing how to Apply Pressure to Acupressure Points can help you in many situations to use the benefits of Acupressure. Use prolonged finger pressure directly on the point; gradual, steady, penetrating pressure for approximately three minutes is ideal. Each point will feel somewhat different when you press it; some acupressure points feel tense, while others are often sore or ache when pressed.
How much pressure to apply to any point depends on how to fit you are. A general guideline to follow is that the pressure should be firm enough so that it “hurts good” – in other words, something between pleasant, firm pressure and outright pain.