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Research & History

Research Findings on the Benefits of Massage:

* Facilitates growth

* Increases attentiveness & learning, which has positive implications for those with attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity, or learning disabilities

* Promotes healing of psychiatric problems (child & adult)

* Assists in overcoming addictions such as cigarette smoking

* Diminishes premenstrual symptoms

* Encourages dietary compliance in diabetics, leading to more normal glucose levels

* Increases job performance (after a 15 minute chair massage, computation time with figures was cut in half and accuracy almost doubled)

* Reduces the number of headache days in migraine headaches

* Improves all clinical measures in pediatric eczema

* Improves grip strength, functional activites, positive mood, self-esteem, & body image in multiple sclerosis patients

* Improves caregiver-child relationships for abused & neglected children

Recent scientific research also proves that massage therapy increases immune function, decreases stress levels and reduces recovery time in many medical conditions including: 

* Allergies

* Depression and Anxiety

* Arthritis

* Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

* Asthma and Bronchitis

* Circulatory Problems

* Insomnia

* Sports Injuries

* Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)

* Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

* Musculo-Skeletal Disorders

 

HISTORY:

Over the centuries Massage has been found to provide pain treatment, relaxation, & rejuvenation as well as to provide general wellness. Todays Swedish Massage is one of the most popular & commonly used methods. It is a hands-on technique using active movements, strokes, & exercise. Here's a few Fun-Facts:

*3000 years agothe ancient Egyptians started & ended each day with a Massage.

*Alexander the Great had the wisdom to employ Professional Massage Therapist.

*In the book "Homer's Odyssey", the heroes were Massaged upon their return from battle...A great way to unwind after a long day at war!

*The Greek physician Hippocrates, father of modern medicine, proclaimed that all physicians must be experienced in the Art of Massage.

*In the 18th century, the swedish Physician Pehr Ling established the first standard & scientific system of Massage based on the principles of Anatomy & Physiology. Thus was born the term "Swedish Massage".

*Thomas Metzger, the father of modern Massage, later instituted advanced refinements to create Massage as we know it today!

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