Understanding Pressure Point Targeting During Asian Massage

Asian massage techniques offer a holistic approach to healing and relaxation. Massaging specific target points using a variety of techniques can restore balance and promote natural healing. Our masseuses at Garden Retreat Spa can target these pressure points to improve blood circulation, promote relaxation, and reduce muscle tension.

What is Pressure Point Targeting?

Pressure point targeting helps focus on specific points in the body along the body’s energy pathways, known as meridians. According to ancient Asian medicine, blockages and imbalances along these pathways can lead to discomfort, pain, and illness. A masseuse can apply pressure to these pressure points to restore harmony and promote healing in the body.

What Techniques Can Be Used in Pressure Point Targeting?

Our massage therapists can target your pressure points by using their fingers, palms, and elbows. We also have training from the Shiatsu to Thai massages, among other specializations. Our masseuses can use various techniques to massage the pressure points, including:


Asian massage therapists can use their thumbs, fingers, and palms to apply pressure directly to your pressure points. Your masseuse can adjust the amount of pressure used based on your individual preferences. Direct pressure can stimulate these pressure points and help relieve muscle tension. 

Circular Motions

Circular motions can help release tension and relax the muscles. Your masseuse can apply rotational pressure to your pressure points to promote stimulation and blood flow to the area. These motions may also be coupled with other techniques, such as kneading and stroking.


Your masseuse may also stretch your muscles during pressure point targeting. These movements can help improve flexibility and elongate the muscles. Communicating with your masseuse during your massage can help them understand your comfort zone when stretching.

What are the Benefits of Targeting Pressure Points?

There are various benefits to pressure point targeting, including pain relief, stress reduction, improved circulation, and balanced energy. Applying pressure directly to specific points can alleviate localized pain, including muscle soreness, joint discomfort, and headaches. It can reduce stress by addressing tension in your neck, shoulders, back, and other areas. We aim to make our spa a relaxing and immersive experience so you can relax and lower your stress levels. 

Asian massage can also benefit health and wellness, such as balancing energy and improving circulation. Pressure point targeting seeks to rebalance the body’s energy flow by addressing areas with blockages or imbalances. It is an ancient and holistic approach to restore your body’s natural equilibrium. Stimulating pressure points can also enhance blood circulation to keep blood and oxygen circulating through your body.

Make an Appointment With Garden Retreat Spa for an Asian Massage

Pressure point targeting is an ancient Asian technique offering a holistic healing and relaxation approach. It focuses on balancing the flow of energy in the body. Our experienced masseuses can target your pressure points using various techniques, including applying pressure, circular motions, rubbing, tapping, and more. If you want to experience Asian massage, make an appointment with Garden Retreat Spa in Manhattan, New York. We offer hour-long massage sessions, half-hour sessions, and couples massages.