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History of Massage Therapy

The practice of using touch as a healing method derives from customs and techniques rooted in ancient history. Civilizations in the East and West found that natural healing and massage could heal injuries, relieve pain, and prevent and cure illnesses. What’s more, it helped reduce stress and produce deep relaxation. Today, massage therapy stands as a highly respected holistic healing method practiced across the world. 


Uses of massage therapy

Massage therapy is used to help manage a health condition or enhance wellness.  The most common form of massage therapy in Western countries is called Swedish or classical massage, The accomplish specific to be the in relaxation and stress relief with more focus on the back, neck, shoulders and legs.   Other styles include sports massage, clinical massage to accomplish specific goals such as releasing muscle spasms, and massage traditions derived from Eastern cultures, such as Shiatsu and Tuina.

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