Massage therapy is one of the most ancient forms of healing. The practice of massage dates back to ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Indian civilizations.
Hippocrates, widely considered the “founder of modern medicine” once said, “The physician must be experienced in many things, but assuredly in rubbing, for rubbing can bind a joint that is too loose, and loosen a joint that is too rigid’.
Anxiety and depression, asthma and emphysema, back, leg pain, neck pain, cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome (repetitive strain) chronic fatigue syndrome, dislocations, fibromyalgia, fractures and edema, gastrointestinal disorders, headaches, inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and bursitis, insomnia, kyphosis and scoliosis, multiple sclerosis, parkinson’s disease, muscle tension and spasm, palliative care, post-surgical rehabilitation, sports injuries, strains and sprains, stress and stress related conditions, stroke, tendinitis, whiplash.
General positive effects of massage include:
• A reduction or elimination of pain
• Increases in joint mobility
• Circulation improvement
• Enhanced immune system function
• Enhanced lymphatic system drainage
• Reduced symptoms of depression and/or anxiety
• A reduction in muscle tension