Where does Massage come from?
Massage has been recorded as far back as 3000BC in China and was considered to be effective in health preservation and creating a relaxed feeling in the body. It was used by other civilizations such as the Romans, Greeks, Japanese, and Indian cultures. The ancient Greeks used massage as part of their every day fitness routine and massage was also central to Roman baths. It was used to treat stiff and sore muscles and joints, to heal disease, strengthen the constitution and to improve the circulation. These cultures are known for their holistic approach to healing and they considered massage to bring balance and harmony to mind, body and spirit. Massage is still used as a holistic treatment and takes the whole person into consideration, not just a symptom or condition.
The term holistic comes from the Greek word ‘holos’ which means ‘whole’ and Holistic Massage takes into account the person’s whole being. It is beneficial to all body systems and is a natural and effective way to treat physical and psychological conditions. Holistic Massage is safe, non-threatening, and non-invasive and can be used alone or in combination with other treatments.