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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 By: Leonard Pagaduan Massage What is a massage? Providing healing through the art of rubbing Massages stimulate and improve circulation.This provides relaxation and pain relief. It is believed to stimulate the immune systemto fight disease. Massage therapy increases feelingsof well being and reduces stress and fatigue. The history of the massage Massage therapy dates back thousands of years.Massages can be traced back to Ancient China, Japan,India, Arabic Nations, Egypt, Greece and Rome. Hippocrates even defined medicine as the "art of rubbing." Massagingbecame widely used in Europe during the Renaissance.In the 1850s, two American physicians who studied in Sweden introduced massage therapy in the United States. What category is this under? Massages fall under body based therapies becausethey are practices based on direct body contact,including manipulation, or movement of one or more parts of the body. Massage sysnopis / Who can preform Massage is done by manipulating the body through varioushand pushes on the patient to relieve stress in a certain area of the body. The patient lies on a table with a loose fitted clothing and oil or lotion is used to reduce frictionwhen massaging a patient. Only LMT or licensed massagetherapists, LMP liscenced massage practitioner, or a CMTa certified massage therapist can preform massages. Their education consists of a test from the NCBTMB or the nationalcertification board for therapeutic massage and body work.In addition, they must also complete 500 hrs of training at anaccredited institution. Why you should get a massage Massaging is supposed to help loosen up the musclesand is believed to stimulate immune system. Massagescan treat people with cancer related fatigue, lower back pain, sleep disorders, etc. Massaging is aneffective way to distress as well as cure fatigue in tense muscles. Frequently Asked Questions
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