Recently, therapeutic massage has been gaining attention from the medical community as well as the average person for its health benefits. Massage therapy from licensed practitioners like those at Elements Massage at the Scottsdale Promenade has been shown to reduce stress, improve circulation, reduce joint pain, boost moods, and even help with digestive problems. But even though some of this attention has been recent, massage therapy has a long history and follows certain principles that come from its long tradition.
Massage therapy is one of the oldest forms of healthcare. There are manuscripts dating back to ancient China and ancient Egypt that mention the benefits of massage, but modern therapeutic massage is believed to have been established in the nineteenth century in Sweden. Per Hendrik Ling is credited with the invention of the Swedish massage, which remains one of the most popular forms of massage therapy today. Since then, a multiplicity of techniques has been developed across the world, each with its own benefit and use. However, regardless of technique, therapeutic massage holds itself to some common principles.
Massage therapy, at a very basic level, uses touch to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. By working tension from muscles and stimulating the body’s immune system, massage therapy help return your body to its natural state – the way it would be without long hours at the office and sleepless nights. Touch is also important because it is connected with feelings of comfort, which can reduce stress and anxiety. Massage therapy is part of a long tradition, and today it is becoming a more mainstream healthcare option because it is able to bring about real health benefits without resorting to drug interventions and without giving up its basic principles.
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