The History of Massage Therapy

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Photo Credit: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, Flickr

Photo Credit: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, Flickr

As long as there’s been civilization, there’s been massage therapy. Massage therapy has thought to be practiced for around 5000 years, as it is referenced in Ayurvedic, Chinese, Greek and Roman texts. One famous person who has been recorded to have had massage therapy is Julius Caesar, known for his neuralgia.

In the mid-1850’s, the idea of massage therapy was revived and used to treat many conditions. It declined in the 1930’s and 40’s, as people turned to modern medicine, but with the advent of the 1970’s, quickly became popular again to treat athletes and people with chronic pain conditions.

Nowadays, massage therapy is used to treat a number of illness and many employers include the coverage of massage therapy in their health benefits. Whether you are looking to relieve stress and anxiety or chronic pain, whether you have a sports injury or are looking for pre- or post-natal relief, massage therapy can help treat a variety of conditions.

For more information on the history of massage therapy, click here.

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Broadway Wellness is a multidisciplinary healthcare clinic located in the Fairview District of Vancouver, BC.  Our clinic was founded with a strong focus on Vancouver Registered Massage Therapy, and over the last ten years has proudly expanded to offer Vancouver Naturopathic Medicine, and Vancouver Chiropractic with Network Spinal Analysis.

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