Brief History of
is considered to be among the oldest of all
treatments used by man. Chinese records
dating back to three thousand years
documented its use. Hippocrates wrote papers
recommending the use of rubbing and friction
for joint and circulatory problems.
Can Massage Benefit
Today massage is an accepted part of many
physical rehabilitation programs and has
proven beneficial to many chronic conditions
such as low-back pain, arthritis, and
bursitis. Massage helps relieve the stress
and tension of everyday living.
Massage for Pain and Emotional Problems
With many chronic
ailments, massage can relieve the pain and
help heal. As with physical problems,
emotional problems may also be stimulated
into self-healing with massage. In many
cases, this helps eliminate the need to take
harmful chemical drugs, which will
unnecessarily burden the liver, kidneys, and
other vital organs.
Experts estimate that
upwards of ninety percent of disease is
stress related. While eliminating anxiety
and pressure altogether in this fast-paced
world may be idealistic, massage can help
manage stress. How?