A system of therapeutic massage and exercise for the muscles and joints which was developed in Sweden and is the most commonly used basis for classical Western massage.The Swedish massage technique is usually performed in the direction of the heart, and can include active or passive joint movement. Therapists use Swedish massage techniques for relaxation, relief of muscular tension, and to improve circulation and range of motion. (resource: According to Massage Myotherapy Australia)
Acupressure is a technique of Chinese Traditional Medicine and is often described as 'acupuncture without needles'. Deep finger pressure is applied at certain points to induce a reduction in tension, increase circulation and offer pain relief for many complaints .
The pressure points follow the historical Chinese energy channels of the body's meridian lines. Philosophically, Acupressure is a technique that encompass the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit.(resource: According to Massage Myotherapy Australia)