Fun Facts About Massage Therapy

Massage is regarded as one of the oldest health care services; it was used in ancient China, India, Japan, and Egypt. Nowadays, massage therapy is one of the most recognized medical services providing relief to people all over the world. Today, there are around 80 different types of massage treatments with emphasis on different conditions and parts of the body. Given how long massage therapy has been practiced, it is no wonder that it's mentioned throughout history. Today, many interesting things have been discovered about this medical practice such as: 

  • There are approximately 5 million touch receptors in skin and 3,000 on tip of the finger

  • Whenever we receive a massage our body releases endorphins; the body's natural pain killers

  • In Korea, only blind or visually impaired can practice massage

  • Thailand is also famous for their blind massage therapists

  • 60 minutes of massage has the same effect on your body as 8 hours of quality sleep

  • Egyptian tomb paintings show people being massaged

  • Julius Cesar used massage as a cure for epilepsy

  • Massage reduces our heart rate and lowers blood pressure

  • The sedentary lifestyle of most Americans guarantees low back pain

  • Bob Hope, who lived to be 100, credited massage therapy as his key to his longevity

  • Massage before an athletic event increases athletic performance and prevents injury

  • Massage increases lymphatic flow and strengthens the immune system

  • Massage is used to effectively treat depression and anxiety

  • Stress is the number one underlying cause of illness and massage therapy alleviates stress

  • Office workers who are massaged regularly are more alert, perform better and are less stressed than those who aren't massaged

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