Benefits of Massage
Massage is one of the oldest forms of medical care known to man and has been practiced by all civilizations, probably since the first time someone's partner rubbed a sore muscle and they found it felt good. The oldest known book written about massage is the Cong-Fu of the Toa-Tse which dates from 3000BC. Tomb paintings in Egypt contain images of people receiving massage. Massage was an integral and important part of ancient medicine mentioned in Chinese, Egyptian, Indian and Greek works on health and healing.
The many known benefits of massage include relieving muscle pain, reducing stress, improving blood circulation, boosting the immune system, lowering blood pressure, easing post operative pain, treating migraines and many more. Not to mention that when done well it just makes us feel good.
For athletes pre-event massage can help prevent injury and post-event massage can help the body recover faster. You will not find a professional athlete without their massage therapist close by.