Having a nice massage feels great right? But do you know just how good a massage is for your overall health and well-being? Here are 7 great reasons to have a regular, professional rub down.
The art of massage for healing and relaxation dates back many thousands of years and extends across pretty much every ancient civilization. The Chinese, Indians, Ancient Greeks, and Romans all practiced it extensively as a vital component to their healing and health regimes. In fact, Roman gladiators were even given a vigorous massage just before their fights to ensure they were properly warmed up and fit for battle!
Pretty much every single part of the body can benefit in some way from being properly massaged. Of course, with such a long history, massage techniques nowadays can vary and come in many different forms (for example, Thai massage or Swedish massage), and can range from vigorous to gentle depending on what you require.
Essentially, however, it is all the same thing – i.e. manipulation of soft body tissue.
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