Interesting Facts About Massage Therapy

Did You Know?

  • There are approximately 5 million touch receptors in our skin? 3,000 in a finger tip.

  • Healthy touch of any kind can reduce the heart rate and lower blood pressure.

  • Julius Caesar used massage to help his epilepsy.

  • In 1996, massage therapy/bodywork was officially offered for the first time as a core medical service in the Olympics in Atlanta.

  • Massaging and gently pulling on your ears – top, middle, and bottom of outer earlobes once per day improves your immune system.

  • The present lifestyle of too many Americans guarantees lower back pain.

  • Specialized massage improves the flow of lymph through the body, relieving aches, pains, and flu-like symptoms.

  • Touch and massage stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers.

  • A 60 minute massage is about the same as 7-8 hours of sleep to your body.

  • Bob Hope, who lived to be 100, had daily massage as part of his health regimen.

  • You can have a full-body massage with all of your clothes on.

  • Massage may be the oldest form of medical care. Egyptian tomb paintings show people being massaged.

  • Massage can be performed on a table, a chair, a couch, a bed, a bench…on the entire body or just some parts, with or without oils or lotions.

  • There are about 75 common massage modalities used today.

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The massage, Thai massage and Reiki energy healing modalities offered at Divine Spark assist in facilitating access to a person’s internal resources to assist him/her in solving problems, reducing pain, recovering from injuries, relieving fatigue, reducing stress, alleviating anxiety, relieving depression, increasing motivation, relieving insomnia, improving quality of life, improving overall physical vitality or altering behavior patterns to create positive change. However, these therapies are not a substitute for medical treatment or psychotherapy. Divine Spark does not practice medicine or psychotherapy and their services are not a replacement for counseling, psychotherapy, psychiatric care, or medical treatment. No service or product provided is intended to diagnose or treat any disease or illness, psychological or mental health condition.