Did you know massage is probably the oldest and simplest form of healthcare? It is depicted in Egyptian tomb paintings. It is mentioned in ancient Chinese, Japanese, and Indian texts. The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates describes the practice of anatripis or “rubbing up.”
Massage is scientifically shown to be effective treatment for the following conditions:
– Cancer-related fatigue
– Chronic low back pain
– Frequent headaches
– Post-operative pain
Therapeutic massage is increasingly being promoted by healthcare providers to their patients.
Almost one in five adult Americans (19%) report discussing massage therapy with their doctors or healthcare providers. Of those 19%, more than half (58%) said their doctor strongly recommended or encouraged massage.