Have you ever wondered how massage therapy ever came to be? How it became perfected over the years?
Massage Therapy Dates back to thousands of years. It was actually the main source of medecine, all that people could rely on when they were ill or in pain.
As described in the AllAlliedHealthSchools page, the first records of massage therapy were found in Egypt and China (2700 BCS) The first book, that we know of is called “The Yellow Emperor’s Classic Book of Internal Medicine”.
Egyptian paintings show that massage therapy was actually a reliable medical solutions.
India! Hindus were known for using the art of touch to heal. Their practice was called Ayurvedic Medicine. It is now known as the foundation to holistic medicine, meditation and aromatherapy.
Per Henrik Ling, from previous massage therapy history, develops a method of movement known as Swedish Movement System. This movement is considered the foundation of the very popular Swedish Massage and Shiatsu.
From then, the western culture influenced the massage therapy science. Now there are hundreds of types of massages. Many are offered at Astounding Massage Management in San Jose, CA.