The word ‘Massage’ is most likely to have emerged from the Greek word ‘Massein’, meaning ‘to knead’ or the Arabic word ‘mas’h’ meaning ‘to press softly’.
The first biblical reference dates back to c. 493 BC when it was written that daily massage with olive oil and myrrh was part of the beauty therapy for the wives of Xerxes.
Many writings on massage have been found in ancient civilizations, including Rome, Greece, India, Japan, China, Egypt and Mesopotamia.
References to massage are found in Chinese medical texts 4,000 years old. The Chinese have long recognized the powerful benefits of touch in healing. They recorded centuries of history behind their therapeutic massage techniques. This ancient culture claims they were the first people to turn massage into a true healing art. A Chinese book from 2,700 B.C., The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, recommends ‘breathing exercises, massage of skin and flesh, and exercises of hands and feet” as the appropriate treatment for complete paralysis, chills, and fever.”
Physicians mostly of the Greek and Roman era prescribed it both for its restorative powers and for general preservation of the body and mind.
Little has changed throughout the centuries.
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