Massage is one of the oldest forms of therapy
First records of massage as a touch therapy date back to 3000BC. The evidence of massage being used to alleviate pain around this time isn’t restricted to one place specifically but is global. Records from China, Japan, India and Rome show how touch was used as a form of muscle rehabilitation and relaxation.
Studies now prove that the right kind of touch can signal to the body a sense of safety and trust, it soothes. Warm flowing touch with gentle pressure calms cardiovascular stress. Oxytocin (a happy hormone) is released when touch therapy is used, the vagus nerve becomes activated and the body reacts with a compassionate response leaving the clients mood lifted after treatment.