History of Massage

Through the Ages:

Massage therapy is our oldest forms of treatment and one that is used in every culture.

The earliest Chinese, Egyptian and Indian writings all describe preventive and therapeutic uses of massage.

Galen, a second-century Roman physician, massaged both the emperor and gladiators, and wrote more than a dozen books about massage.

The father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, also wrote of massage as an essential component in treatment and healing.


Massage therapy today:

Today, massage therapy is one of the fastest growing complimentary therapies.

As consumers of health care become more aware and involved in their health and well-being, the focus is shifting to prevention and health maintenance alongside primary care and rehabilitation.

Massage therapy is an integral part of this combined approach.


Effects and benefits:

Massage therapy works directly to remove trauma from the muscles and fascia and is recommended for:


relief of stress / tension

muscle rehabilitation

improved joint mobility

relief of pain / spasm

improved circulation

lymphatic drainage


How it works:

Massage therapy alleviates muscular stiffness, tension and pain while promoting optimum musculoskeletal health.

A skilled therapist stretches and loosens muscles and connective tissue to greatly improve blood and lymph flow throughout the body.

Muscular manipulation speeds the removal of metabolic waste products resulting from exercise or inactivity.

It allows more oxygen and nutrients to reach the cells and tissues.

Sensory receptors in skin and muscles, "wake-up’, bringing new awareness to areas that have felt "cut-off’ by chronic tension.

All this translates into an amazing number of positive results.


Who can benefit:

Arthritis sufferers find relief from stiff, achy muscles and joints as well as improvement in muscle and joint health.

Pregnant women find massage relieves back and leg pain as well as other complaints associated with pregnancy.

Migraine and headache sufferers find tremendous relief and long-term prevention with massage therapy.

Athletes benefit from massage as preparation for competition, relief of soreness afterwards and treatment of injuries such as strains and tendonitis.

Pain that results from injuries that relate to muscular trauma.