History of Massage

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Massage Facts:

  • There are approximately 5 million touch receptors in our skin? 3,000 in a finger tip.
  • Healthy touch of any kind can reduce the heart rate and
    lower blood pressure.
  • Julius Caesar used massage to help his epilepsy.
  • In 1996, massage therapy/bodywork was officially offered for
    the first time as a core medical service in the Olympics in
    Atlanta.
  • Massaging and gently pulling on your ears – top, middle, and
    bottom of outer earlobes once per day improves your
    immune system.
  • The present lifestyle of too many Americans guarantees
    lower back pain.
  • Specialized massage improves the flow of lymph through the
    body, relieving aches, pains, and flu-like symptoms.
  • Touch and massage stimulates the release of endorphins,
    the body’s natural pain killers.
  • A 60 minute massage is about the same as 7-8 hours of
    sleep to your body.
  • Bob Hope, who lived to be 100, had daily massage as part
    of his health regimen.
    You can have a full-body massage with all of your clothes
    on.
    Massage may be the oldest form of medical care. Egyptian
    tomb paintings show people being massaged.
  • Massage can be performed on a table, a chair, a couch, a
    bed, a bench…on the entire body or just some parts, with or
    without oils or lotions.
  • There are about 75 common massage modalities used
    today.

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Massage Facts: The earliest known meaning of “massage” in English was around 1450, when it meant “the action of saying Mass”

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