History of Massage Therapy
Massage can be dated back to the colonial times and 17th century of ancient Greek where “rubbers” were hired to help surgeons post-op. Even back in the early 1900s, medical gymnasts, came to America using manual manipulation and movement to treat illness, injuries, prevent disease, and promote health. To really understand the effects, it is believed that massage requires unity of the person; mind, body, and spirit.
Massage includes a variety of modalities that include but are not limited to friction, tapotement, effleurage, petrissage, and vibration. It is the manual manipulation of body tissues to provide circulation in areas most needed; which are areas of pain, inflammation, low flexibility, or tension.
Massage Benefits include but are not limited to promoting relaxation and better sleep, reducing pain and muscle soreness, improving circulation and range of motion, lowering blood pressure and anxiety, strengthening your immune system and fighting depression.
If their is something you are looking to improve within your physical, mental, or spiritual body amidst the use of massage please feel confident to reach out.