Relaxation massage is a lighter style of treatment that can help with relaxation, relieve muscular tension, and improve circulation and range of movement. All of our therapists at MCNT | Massage Melbourne are able to adjust the pressure to suit your preference as this is not a style of massage that should be painful.
Relaxation massage is an excellent treatment however it is less effective than the deeper more targeted forms of massage at treating specific issues. We recommend remedial massage if you are suffering pain or dysfunction.
A Short History Of Massage | Massage Melbourne
Archaeological evidence has shown that massage has a history in many different cultures including China, India, Korea, Rome, Greece, Egypt and Japan.
The oldest known evidence of massage is the Huangdi Neijing, a medical book which dates back to 722-481 BC. The Nei-jing is a documentation of medical knowledge from the time, and is still considered the foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Massage is referred to many times throughout the text. It details the use of many massage techniques and also how they should be used in the treatment of specific issues, and injuries. This text has also been referred to as “The Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon”.
Fast forwarding to 1878 AD and Dutch practitioner Johan Georg Mezger uses French terminology to document five basic massage techniques, and uses the phrase “Swedish massage system”. These techniques are still taught to massage students using French terminology (effleurage (long, smooth strokes), friction (firm, deep, circular rubbing movements), tapotement (brisk tapping or percussive movements), petrissage (lifting or kneading the muscles) and vibration (rapidly shaking or vibrating specific muscles).
Modern times | Massage Melbourne
Massage began to become popular in the western world in the middle part of the 19th century. During the 30s and 40s the massage industries influence in medicine decreased as a result of medical advancements, while in the 1970s massage grew once again with popularity amongst athletes. In 2009, ir was estimated that people in the U.S. spent between $4 and $6 billion on massage therapy. In 2015, research showed that massage was a $12.1 billion industry.
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