Massage treats the most common kinds of pain with the most natural form of medicine, (human Touch).
The first written records of massage therapy were in China and Egypt, about 4,700 years ago. Massage has evolved over 5,000 years.
Civilisations in the East and West found that natural healing and massage could heal injuries, relieve pain, and prevent and cure illnesses.
There are approximately five million touch receptors in our skin 3,000 in a finger tip.
Each time, when we get a massage, our brain receives the sensation because our skin cells send the nerve signal from skin to brain. This is one of the reasons a therapeutic massage is so good for mind, body and spirit.
Julius Caesar used massage to help his epilepsy.
In a ‘Trust Me, I’m a Doctor’ BBC Two, Episode 5.
‘Doctors teamed up with Prof Fulvio D’Acquisto, an immunologist from the University of Roehampton and the Bodyology massage school.
Fulvio found that massage boosted the number of white blood cells in patients suffering from HIV, a disease that causes a reduction in a type of white blood cell known as T.Lymphocytes to see is massage might have the same effect in people without serious immune conditions.
A group of people, in a study each had a blood sample taken and analysed for the number of T.Lymphocytes present. This was for a baseline reading.
They were asked to lie down and relax for an hour, before taking another blood sample.
Then came an hour’s massage . Immediately after the session a third and final blood test was taken.
Compared to the baseline results, the results from the group after the massage showed a 70 percent boost in their white blood cells.
This was a higher reading than they got from the volunteers simply relaxing.
T.Lymphocytes do perform a wide array of functions in the body involved with growth and repair, which could, in part, explain why massage has been reported to help with so many conditions.
‘An experiment with a group of mice showed two separate groups of mice, one group who were stroked by hand for eight days. The other group were stroked with a brush.
The mice who were stroked by hand had increased immune function. This did not happen when they were stroked with a brush.
Together the results in mice support the hypothesis that massage like therapies might be of therapeutic value in the treatment of immunodeficiencies and related disorders.’
Today, therapeutic massage is one of the most popular healing modalities, proven to ease a wide number of complaints.
When the therapist has true empathy and compassion, amazing healing can take place, with the power of touch.
This enables your own body, which has incredible powers to heal, do the healing.