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How did it come into existence?
- Traditional medicine throughout the world recognizes the significance of therapeutic massage in managing stress, illnesses or chronic ailments
- Massage therapy is one of the oldest healing arts. Chinese records 3,000 years back documented it; the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments. Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems
- Massage therapy is considered the oldest method of healing that applies various techniques liked fixed or movable pressure, holding, vibration, rocking, friction, kneading and compression using primarily the hands and other areas of the body such as the forearms, elbows or feet to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the body.
- Today, the benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching, as an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, proven to be beneficial on many chronic conditions.