Massage has been in existence for over 5000 years in some shape of form depending on the area and culture. It has been used for various reasons such as sporting events and medicinal purposes. As time moved on, new methods started being not only researched but also employed. Old techniques were honed and improved upon.
Massage has seen many times of great popularity as well as decline and then popular again. Advanced in treatments and modalities are made daily with new techniques being invented and researched annually by doctors, chiropractors, physical & occupational therapists to name a few.
The biggest benefits of massage are relaxation, improved circulation, lower blood pressure, relief of aches and pains and improvement of overall quality of life along with improved mobility and flexibility. With people being more holistically health conscious, they are turning to alternative ways to combat common physical concerns and sticking to massage regimens to help keep them at peak performance.
By: Wendy Dierks : College Administrator, Licensed Cosmetologist & Educator at La’ James International College Cedar Falls.