Incorporating Regular Massages for Your Health and Wellness

Health and wellness massage therapy has been proven to offer various benefits that will be discussed in this article. If you have never received a massage for health reasons, now is a good time to try it. There is increasing evidence that suggests it can help in a myriad of ways to improve a person’s […]

From Mueslix to Massage: The Kellogg Story

One of the fathers of modern massage, John Harvey Kellogg, is best known today as a cereal magnate. Born shortly before the Civil War, Kellogg spent his life in Michigan and died in 1943 at the age of 91. Although he and his wife of 67 years, Ella, did not have any of their own […]

Massage Moves into the Modern Era

In the last few posts, we focused on the ancient beginnings of massage, including the efforts by Hippocrates to make it an accepted and common element of medical practice.   Following the Western Dark Ages, Middle Ages and Renaissance, massage once again began moving toward greater acceptance around the world. In 1776, two French missionaries […]

Hippocrates and Massage

In the previous post, we focused on several areas of the ancient world that used massage in their medical practicum. One of massage’s earliest and most influential exponents was the famous doctor Hippocrates; in this one, we will focus on his beliefs and teachings. A great of ancient medicine, Hippocrates of Cos lived in Greece […]

The Ancient Origins of Massage

Much remains unknown about the origins of massage, which was known in ancient Greece as “anatripsis” and in the Roman world as “frictio.”   What is clear is that a diverse range of civilizations spread throughout the ancient world used the technique, including the Greeks and Romans, Mesopotamians, Chinese, Indians, Japanese, and Koreans.   The […]