We can easily say that massage is one of the oldest healing arts. YES, you got that right – massage has been practiced for thousands of years.
According to the experts, there are more than 80 massage therapy styles with a wide variety of pressures, movements, and techniques. And, these massage styles involve pressing, rubbing, or manipulating muscles and other soft tissues with hands and fingers.
Sometimes, even forearms, elbows, or feet are used. The ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians used massage for different ailments and health issues.
And today, as an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy is useful for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, infertility, smoking cessation, depression, and more.
You probably already know that massage can help you relieve stress and tension that can lead to disease and illness.
As we mentioned before, massage can be applied with hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, feet, or a massage device. But, did you know that one of the best massages is the feet massage? Now you probably ask yourself – why? Well, that’s easy to answer- because some parts of our feet are connected with different organs in the human body.