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Massage therapy dates back to thousands years ago. First written references come from Egypt, Japan, ancient China, Rome, Greece and Arabic nations. In Europe, it became popular during the Renaissance.About massage South Africa

Massage is a form of systematic manipulation of soft tissue which has therapeutic effect. Even though different electric massagers exist on the market today, massage done by therapist's hands is the most effective method. Apart from therapeutic effect, massage done by hands has a diagnostic component.

Massage therapy is the oldest method of feeling one's body. It has the effect on muscles, nervous and lymph system.  In some countries, massage is considered to be part of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). From scientific aspect, there is still lack of evidence to how massage therapy has effect on one's body. Studies are still being carried out in order to find facts relating the effect of massage.  

Massage therapy has to be carried out by a trained massage therapist as there are some serious risks that could manifest if done by untrained amateur.

Massage therapy is known for its ability to relieve pain, rehabilitate injuries, relax one's body, relieve stress and improve general wellbeing.

Massage therapy represents a combination of many different techniques of manipulating soft tissues. It includes application of pressure, rubbing, kneading, squeezing, stroking, tapping... This is done by therapist's hands and fingers, but forearm, elbows and feet could also be used.

Even though there is no enough scientific evidence to the effectiveness of massage therapy, there is evidence that massage has therapeutic effects. Just one session of massage therapy can reduce stress level, heart rate and blood pressure, relieve pain...

According to the „gate control theory“, massage may help in blocking pain signals sent to the brain. There are other theories by which massage therapy stimulates release of endorphins and serotonin, neurochemicals responsible for our happiness.  

 

Types of massage

There are many different types of massage originating from all over the world. Most popular ones are:

 

Benefits of a massage:

It is well knows that massage therapy can not only relax body, but also speed up recovery period after training or injury. Apart from these,  massage has many other health benefits, such as:

  • Relieves stress
  • Relieves postoperative pain
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Helps relieve lower-back pain
  • Reduces muscle tension
  • Improves exercise performance
  • Relieves tension headaches
  • Improves sleep
  • Improves cardiovascular health
  • Decreases stress in cancer patients
  • Decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain
  • Helps you relax
  • Decreases symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Relieves neck pain
  • Increases range of motion
  • Decreases migrane frequency
  • Reduces chemotherapy related nausea