Massage is probably the oldest form of treatment. Applied in all times and peoples.
Ancient Chinese, Indian and Egyptian manuscripts mention how massage and prevention of illness and injury were prevented and treated by massage.
In Greece and Rome massage was used after sports activities, for faster recovery from illness, after bathing and in various ailments such as asthma, digestive disorders and infertility.
Massage is an integral part of ayurveda. Ayurvedic massage includes the use of various medicinal herbs, spices and essential oils.
In Sweden, the Swedish massager was invented by Per Henrik Ling, a great influence on popularizing the massage. Today, Swedish massage offers welness centers and massage spa all over the world, and many other types of massage have roots in Swedish massage.
Today it is generally accepted that massage has a great therapeutic value. Thousands of people around the world use it as an excellent way to preserve health and supplement the treatment.