By stimulating a series of relaxation acupressure points, combined with slow and mindful applications through traditional and modern bodywork techniques, and encouraging deep slow breathing, the ORA Acupressure massage can have many therapeutic benefits.

If you are receiving a massage as a stand alone treatment:
When you come to ORA, you are greeted by a member of our concierge team. You will fill out a massage intake form to provide any relevant information for your massage therapist. You will then make your way to a private room, change, and your therapist will come in, speak with you , and ensure that you are comfortable and ready before they begin.

If you are receiving a massage as an add-on:
After your Chi’ll or Essential acupuncture session, you will stay in your treatment room and your massage therapist will come in, check-in with you to ensure you are comfortable and ready before the start of your massage.

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A 50 minute full-body massage inspired by eastern modalities combining acupressure, Shiatsu, and classic Swedish massage techniques, and with deep breathing to help promote relaxation and general wellness. 

Get a 30 minute Chi’ll session with a 25 minute ORA Acupressure Massage to unwind and relax in less than an hour. 


A 25 minute massage add-on after your acupuncture
session performed by a licensed massage therapist.





Purchase the 3 pack to start your journey to relaxation.





Purchase the 5 pack to experience the ongoing benefits of massage therapy.





Purchase a 10 pack for the best value and for the ultimate relaxation experience. 



Purchase a 5 pack and experience the power of acupuncture.



Purchase a 10 pack for long term relief.

Frequently Asked Questions 

What is acupressure? 

Acupressure involves using concentrated pressure held at specific points over the skin. 

In TCM theory, the acupoints are held to help circulate energy, or qi, increase blood flow, and decrease inflammation. In modern terms, this can be equivalent to nervous system regulation.

What’s the difference between acupressure and acupuncture?

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points throughout the body to balance the flow of energy which stimulates the body’s natural capability to heal itself. Acupressure uses pressure applied with the thumb, fingers or parts of the hand to massage different points on the body and offers the unique physiological benefits of touch, without using needles.

How does acupressure work?

Applying pressure to these points stimulates the nervous system and brain. Acupressure also causes a boost in beta endorphins, serotonin, oxytocin, and adenosine, all the feel good hormones, which help lower your blood pressure and trigger positive feelings.

How does acupressure relieve stress and anxiety? 

To treat anxiety and stress, we focus on calming points. Using slow, rhythmic strokes helps to engage the parasympathetic nervous system and bring about deep relaxation in body and mind. Chinese medicine focuses on balance and movement of life energy, or Qi, throughout the body. Cortisol levels rise in the body when a person is anxious or under extreme stress. Acupressure can help regulate the nervous system and dissipate stress and encourage a sense of mental clarity and improved well-being. 

Who will be performing the service? 

All of those performing the service will be NYS Licensed Massage Therapists. 

Will my massage therapist apply oil during my massage?

Yes, this massage does incorporate the use of body oil as massage lubricant. You can choose from 3 different oils in the beginning of your session. If you have any skin or scent sensitivities, please tell your massage therapist and/or acupuncturist. Unscented, hypoallergenic options are available as well. 

What’s the difference between a 25 minute and 50 minute massage?

The 50 minute massage is a stand alone service where you can book only the massage. We also offer a 25 minute full body abbreviated massage that you may add-on after a Chi'll or Essential acupuncture treatment.

How is this massage different from other massage techniques?

This massage was developed by Tania Velásquez, Manual Therapist and Massage Educator, alongside Gabriel Sher, ORA's Chief of Acupuncture, who selected the acupoints used in this treatment. This new contemporary massage is inspired by eastern modalities that incorporates the breath and manual bodywork techniques with an emphasis on acupressure points and science-based applications that promote relaxation and facilitate overall wellness.  

Who is a good candidate for the massage?

This treatment is good for anyone who is looking to de-stress and feel relaxed.* The massage is also perfect for those who may be hesitant to try needles, but want to understand more about TCM and the benefits of acupressure. 

*If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, please let your acupuncturist know and we can modify the treatment accordingly. 

How often should I get the massage? 

At ORA, we provide a customized treatment plan. With the addition of massage, speak with one of our massage therapists, to determine what is the best treatment plan for you.