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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