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The History of Massage Therapy: Facts and the Truth About One of the Oldest Healing Practices in Medicine

History of Massage Therapy — Origins and the Timeline Overview

Posted on April 04th, 2019

The history of massage therapy counts thousands of years in countries all over the world. It serves as a great insight for those who are looking to practice or those merely interested in the topic of holistic healing and its role in modern day society.

HISTORY OF MASSAGE THERAPY

For thousands of years, a multitude of cultures around the world have recognized the unique medicinal benefits of massage therapy, and to this very day, this ancient form of holistic healing proves to be extremely popular.  At the hands of a growing society of trained masseuses, massage therapy is utilized for a number of purposes including pain relief, the promotion of better blood circulation, injury rehabilitation, and the overall improvement of an individual’s well-being, both physical and mental.

Like all things that have evolved over time, developing an understanding of how massage therapy came about and how it progressed to be such a common part of our modern notion of well-being is vital. This can help us cultivate an appreciation for the craft as well as a more profound comprehension of the effects of massage and how it actually works. This is especially important for professional massage therapists as it ensures they really have the knowledge that they need to do their job well. Below, is a rough timeline to take you through the history of massage therapy and give you an idea about the way the practice evolved over time.

HISTORICAL ORIGIN: MASSAGE THERAPY FACTS AND INFORMATION

China (2700 BC)

Records trace the origins of massage therapy back to just over 4700 years ago in ancient China, which may go back as early as 3000 BC. A book was published that explores the methods used in traditional Chinese medicine and oriental healing practices. It discusses topics such as acupuncture and acupressure.  Though these massage techniques are not too dissimilar, the tools used in each type are different. Acupuncturists insert thin needles at varying depths in parts of the body. This causes very little discomfort, with most patients reporting that they feel nothing at all. On the other hand, acupressurists use their hands to massage specific“pressure points” on the body to help the person ground themselves physically and mentally.

Egypt (2500 BC)

Paintings found on the walls of ancient Egyptian tombs that are believed to have come about a couple of hundred years later insinuate that massage therapy had a place in their medical routines practices. The ancient Egyptians are also credited with developing techniques revolving around the concept of reflexology. Reflexology refers to the notion that our body has reflex points in the hands, feet, and head which are connected to all other parts of the body. So, massage therapists focus on those points in different ways in order to treat a number of conditions. This sort of practice actually made its way as far as ancient Greece and Rome. It also still harbors a bit of mystery. To this day healthcare officials do not fully understand the full potential of such practices, which offer an explanation as to why the topic is still heavily researched.

India (1500 BC)

Around a thousand years later, Ayurvedic medicine, one of the world’s oldest medical systems, came about in India. The ideological foundation of this medical system is that an individual’s mind, body, and spirit do not operate in isolation. Instead, these three human elements share a symbiotic relationship, meaning that they function together in such a way that if one of them falls out of balance, the others are also affected.

Ayurveda approaches medical treatment by various naturally occurring products derived from plants, minerals, etc as well as addressing issues with diet, physical exercise, and general habits.

Japan (1000 BC)

Fast forward about five hundred years. At this point, it is maintained that a group of Buddhist monks from Japan was introduced to Tui Na went they went to China to learn more about training. They took what they learned back to Japan, and there they went about making modifications to the skills they learned, eventually forming their own distinct method called Anma. hundreds of years later, this massage technique was eventually modified by Tokujiro Namikoshi into what we now know as Shiatsu.

TOKUJIRO NAMIKOSHI AND SHIATSU MASSAGE HISTORY

Nambikoshi rose to the spotlight when he treated actress and icon Marilyn Monroe in Japan sometime in the year of 1954 and is known as the father of Shiatsu. The world itself actually means “finger pressure”, and the techniques used in this type of massage includes a range of motions carried out with fingers, feet, and palms. The masseuse also helps their client stretch and manipulates their joints in certain ways.

Greece (800-700 BC)

From their cuisine to their mythology and philosophy, the ancient Greek have surely left their mark on the world as one of the most influential cultures in history. As the birthplace of what is now known as the Olympic Games, Greek culture has a very strong physical aspect to it. Hence, it is unsurprising that massage has foundations there too. In fact, Hippocrates, also known as the father of medicine, was Greek!

Hippocrates (500 BC)

Hippocrates was a physician who lived during the Classical period, and he left an everlasting mark on the world. In fact, he is known as the author of the Hippocratic Oath, which is the pledge that doctors take at their graduation ceremony.

Rather unconventionally, Hippocrates promoted a more holistic approach to medicine and wellbeing, encouraging things like healthy foods, a sufficient amount of sleep, regular physical exertion, and even music! He was also known to use methods such as friction and rubbing to help treat ailments and injuries.

MODERN DAY MASSAGE AND WESTERN MEDICINE

Pehr Henrik Ling

The 19th century is typified as the time when Modern Massage Therapy started really develop. In the early 1800s, a man named Pehr Henrik Ling created the method of Swedish massage as part of his ambition to help his people become healthy and strong. This Swedish movement in the field incorporated movements from gymnastics and quickly became popular within the country and started to spread abroad. Today this is actually the most popular of the existing types of massage.

Elizabeth Dicke

In the late 1920s, a German woman named Elizabeth Dicke developed what is known as Connective Tissue Massage. She had a background as a physical therapist and discovered that massage worked through her personal issues with poor blood circulation. She realized that after massaging the soft tissues in the body, one can help to both relieve blockage in the movement system and diagnose certain medical issues.

People have been practicing massage as a form of physical therapy for thousands of years and its history as a whole stems from a multitude of origins. While it is true that both the breadth and depth of our scientific understanding of how massage therapy has evolved throughout the centuries, the art and practice itself has not really changed in any dramatic sense. The human body today is still very much the same as it was all those centuries ago. Therapeutic massage is used to treat a number of pains and illnesses in a non-invasive and natural manner, and it will continue to exist as one of the cornerstones of holistic healing practices and alternative medicine. After all, it has stood the test of time so far.

 

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