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Massage therapy has a rich history that dates back to around 3000 BCE (earlier) and 3000 CE (or more) in India. It was once believed to be a holy medical system to heal the body. It is primarily used by Hindus in Ayurveda medicine, massage therapy has bee  

Massage therapy has a rich history that dates back to around 3000 BCE (earlier) and 3000 CE (or more) in India. It was once believed to be a holy medical system to heal the body. It is primarily used by Hindus in Ayurveda medicine, massage therapy has bee

The roots of massage can be traced to ancient Greece in the time of Hippocrates who was the founder and father of medicine, was interested in the healing properties that massages to the body's tissues might have. He observed the similarity between human skin and the skin of sheep on the mountain. He realized that rubbing the body would increase circulation and ease tension in muscles, which would result in better health and overall well-being. Hippocrates was the first to discover modern massage techniques in the Hellenistic period. Hippocrates was likely in some way influenced by Indian techniques, and massage techniques were introduced to western cultures by Hippocrates.

Over the course of time diverse cultures from all over the world began to develop and adopt various massage techniques, with some, like the Chinese massage being completely different from the original. The initial purpose of massage was to encourage healing and relieve pain. As this type of massage spread throughout Europe and Asia, it came to be known as shiatsu in Japan as well as suvarna in India (also called Indian Head Massage), talmyasa in China (also known as Chinese Tantra Massage) and Ludwig in Germany and Scandinavia. The modern-day Chinese massage is called Chinese Acupuncture Massage.

Many countries in the east and west have adopted this art, along with the many ancient