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Interesting Facts About Massage Therapy Tuesday, 04 August 2015

Little known facts about massage therapy

  • There are approximately 5 million touch receptors in our skin and 3,000 in a fingertip.
  • 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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