If you've never been for a massage therapy before this, one advice...try. Before the massage therapy begins, you would have started experiencing the benefits of a massage therapy. The low lights, the burning of scented candles, the soft, calming music related to massage therapy all contributes towards this serene atmosphere. By the time you start taking a few deep breaths of the room, you would have started to sink into a very warm and comfortable corner of your soul as every single muscle of your body respond to the massage therapy atmosphere.
The word massage is most likely to have emerged from the Greek word 'Massein', meaning 'to knead' or the Arabic word 'mash' meaning 'to press softly'. Massage is really the oldest form of physical medicine known to man. It can be traced all the way back to the early Chinese medical manuscripts around 400BC. Hippocrates was known to advocate massage. And he was born in the fifth century and was also known as the father of medicine. It was used and written about in Roman times, with history recording Julius Caesar had received massage to help relieve neuralgia!
Massage therapy dates back thousands of years. Ancient writings of many cultures have referenced the term massage.
Although it largely affects those muscles just under the skin, massage therapies benefits may also reach the deeper layers of muscle and possibly even the organs themselves. Massage also stimulates blood circulation and assists the lymphatic system (which runs parallel to the circulatory system), this helps to eliminate waste thoughtout the body.
The purpose of massage therapy is to prevent, develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function or relieve pain. It is also a clinically oriented health option with undeniable result in relief from an array of discomforts that include stress, muscular overuse and many other chronic pain syndromes. If employed early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury, massage therapy
can greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning.