Massage they are the most natural form of healing, and also the oldest.

Still prehistoric man instinctively pressed his hand on the painful place on the body, so we can freely say that they are almost as old as humanity.

The first documented data on the use of touch not only for healing, but also for relaxing the body comes from China 3000. years before the New. Combining it with Buddhism and traditional medicine, the Chinese developed massage alongside acupuncture and the use of herbs as therapy.

The ancient Egyptians used massage more than 2 millennia ago to stimulate energy in the body, while in the Romans it was mandatory in all social strata. It was even prescribed as part of the Gladiators ' preparation for battle.

Due to the strong influence of the church in the Middle Ages, massages were strictly prohibited, until the 19th century. in the early years of the century, Henry Ling became famous again. This teacher of physical education developed the famous method of Swedish massage. A step further went the Russian doctor Zabludovsky with therapeutic massage, showing the power of touch as a kind of therapy.

Types of massage

According to the method of performing all massages are divided into apparatus and manual, i.e. manual.

Massage machines are carried out with the help of certain devices. This group includes vibration, press, HydroMassage, cryomassage and many others.

Manual massage it is a classic, traditional form. Despite the appearance of numerous devices, it is considered the most effective. It can be therapeutic, athletic, and aesthetic.


Therapeutic massages it's actually medical. Which means that they are part of the healing of various ailments.

Sports massages it has a relaxing form. They are used most often for relaxation after training or a match. Although they can also serve to boost fitness to prepare the body for physical exertion.

Aesthetic massages not only do they serve to reshape the face and body, but they preserve general health.

The beneficial effects of massage

Although in most cases massage is used to relieve pain, it has multiple significance. First of all, it stimulates the circulation of the body, releasing accumulated fluids in the extremities, as well as discomfort due to cold hands and feet. It also improves the supply of oxygen and nutrients to all organs and tissues. At the same time, it maintains pressure values in normal, while strengthening the immune system so that the body can cope with the negative influence of the external environment.

The relaxing effect of massage eliminates the stress that we are exposed to on a daily basis. In this way, it raises mood and concentration, solves problems with sleep and headaches and prevents the occurrence of depression and anxiety.

Massage as part of home care

Home care of old faces, as well as the sick includes different types of massages.

It is an integral part of rehabilitation after injuries to bone and muscle tissue. By stimulating circulation, it affects faster healing of injuries. It also plays an important role in recovery after surgery, as it allows better healing of soft tissue and retention of tissue mobility around the scar. In old people, it preserves vitality and prevents the occurrence, and even the progression of many degenerative diseases.

Massage it's important, and when care of Immobile persons in question. By moving parts of the body and putting pressure on them increases blood flow, which preventively acts on decubitis.


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