@Drentel - Acupressure is a lot like getting a massage in many ways. Whenever I have a professional massage I can feel a really big difference. My muscles feel like they have been through a good workout, and they have started to relax after the exertion. When my husband gives me a massage, it feels great while he is massaging me, but the lasting effects are not the same.
A professional knows what to do, and he or she knows the specific benefits of the procedures he or she is performing. The benefits, and the healing potential of the human touch is way undervalued in my humble opinion.