Therapeutic massage is an age-old remedy and health practice. It is found in all major civilizations past and present. From the ancient Greek gymnasts and Roman baths to modern day spas and health clubs, massage has been recognized for its health enhancing effects. The healing systems of many cultures, including our own, use hands-on therapyto soothe aches and pains and facilitate the body’s own healing powers.
From infancy to old age, massage has been found to enhance general health and well-being. Therapeutic massage has many applications and variations. Because it is used for health promotion, as well as for its curative aspect, it can truthfully be said “if you have a body, you can benefit from therapeutic massage
Source: American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) – Benefits of Massage brochure