The first records of massages date back over 3,000 years to Ancient China, and today massages are considered to be one of the longest-standing forms of “healing art.” In ancient Greece, Hippocrates was said to have written papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. Actually it is believed to have derived the word massage from the Ancient Greek word “masso” which meant to knead with the hands. Massage is the manual manipulation of muscular structure and soft tissues of human body
Many of the world’s most influential cultures have had their own specific therapies and techniques related to body massages that have been handed down from generation to generation. Except the Ancient Greeks and Chinese, this includes Hindus, Persians, Egyptians French, Swedish, Thai, Indian, and Japanese. Today their teachings continue to carry massage therapy forward into conventional medicine practices. Especially throughout the history of Eastern medicinal practices massage therapy has been prescribed in conjunction with holistic treatments like yoga, meditation, acupuncture and tai chi to improve overall well-being.
Nowadays Massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations. It is no longer available only through luxury spas and upscale health clubs. Today, massage therapy is offered in businesses, clinics, hospitals and even airports.
If you’ve never tried massage, learn about its possible health benefits and what to expect during a massage therapy session. Lowers depression anxiety and fatigue, insomnia related to stress,Relaxing muscles and mind,Helps regulate hormones and lower high blood pressure, Improve Circulation and Strengthen the Body’s Immune System
Treats back pain and Improves Posture,Reduces arthritis, fibromyalgia, bursitis, digestive disorders, headaches, myofascial pain syndrome and joints pain,Improves athletic performance and prevent injuries. Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection.
Types of Massage
There are many different types of massage. We are happy to present the Ancient Greek massage along with some of the most known
○ Ancient Greek massage
A unique ,patented, holistic therapy which closely follows the protocols used by the famous Hippocrates the father of modern medicine.It is a strong, yet not painful treatment, an unprecedented therapy a trip to the glorious past of Ancient Hellas (Greece).
○ Thai Massage (traditional)
Performed on a mat or on the floor above clothes. Feature kneading and positioning that stimulates tissue and organs according to certain energy lines.
○ Relax Massage
Relaxing Muscles and Mind, Stimulates circulation and involves five basic kneading strokes
○ Deep Tissue Massage
Uses deep movements to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. For chronic pain injury rehabilitation and reducing inflammation-related disorders such a s arthritis
○ Sports Massage
Warms the athlete’s body improve blood flow to muscles and tissues and help trat or prevent injuries
○ Swedish Massage
Good for relaxation tension relief backache and stiff or aching muscles – a great tonic for all the systems in the body.
○ Hot Stones Massage
Heated smooth stones are placed on certain points on the body to warm and loosen tight muscles and balance energy centers in the body.