Massage therapy is one of the oldest healing methods and it is thought to be used over 5000 years. Massage originated from eastern Chinese culture 4700 years ago when it was used to reduce pain. Drawings showing massage were found in tombs of ancient Egyptians.
In traditional Indian medicine there is a technique known as Ayurveda, which was practiced in combination with a variety of aromatic oils. Even the great Greek and Roman heroes were often using massage. It is known that Julius Caesar had used massage to reduce stress and nervous tension.
Swedish massage technique is the most popular in the Western medicine. It was first applied in the 19th century. Swedish therapists undertook techniques from traditional China, India, Egypt, Greece and Rome and adapted them to the needs of modern world.
Generally speaking, this is a technique commonly used in the western world, and is used to improve blood circulation, relaxation, to reduce pain and improve overall health of the body.
Massage can not help in treating all diseases, but it can improve the general condition of the body and reduce existing problems, including chronic pain and emotional disturbances that may occur as a result of pain. Massage can speed up the healing process.
Shiatsu is a Japanese massage technique and means “finger pressure”.
It is a Thai massage used in Thailand 2000 years ago.
Massage therapy is beneficial for:
- Relaxation of the whole body
- Alleviation of chronic pain
- Improving circulation
- Eliminating toxins from the body
- Reduction of blood pressure
- Increasing immunity
- Improving concentration
- Better sleep
- Reducing stress and nervous tension