During the Renaissance period, it became more popular with the European people. In the1850s, some two physicians from America who has undertaken their studies in Sweden in therapy promoted it due to its health benefits. But as technological and scientific advancement grew in the US, massage fell out as an alternative medication.
In the current times, massage is used for a variety of purposes. Some use it for healing while other just wants to relax. The US uses it as an alternative and complementary medicine. It is because it has been proven to help in relieving pain, benefiting overall health and also addressing depression and anxiety.
Even if the scientific evidence of backing up massage is quite limited, it has not stopped individuals from seeking it. The risks involved are few more so if you are attended to by an expert in the therapy. It exists in different forms. Swedish body rub is the most popular in the world due to its soothing involves the use of long strokes, kneading, deep, circular movements and tapping.
Sports therapy is almost similar to the Swedish one save for the fact that it is adapted specifically for athletic needs. Other known ones are deep tissue massage and trigger point kneading. They target the myofascial trigger points and connective tissues that are often painful when pressed. They do so since such points can cause symptoms in other parts of the body and cause them to heal.
When performing the massage, the masseuse will stay in different places. It may be in homes, studies, hospitals sand sports and fitness centers. Some even go to homes of their clients or their workplaces. Their main aim is to prove the best service in the coolest, calm and serene environment.
You will be asked a couple of questions. Some include medical history, symptoms, and desired effects. You may then lies on a bed or stay in a sitting position on a comfortable chair. They might also touch your skin as they look for tense and aching areas. With this, they can determine the pressure that these fields will need for you to get the desired effect.
You will have to dress in loose fitting clothes or undressed while covered with a sheet. This depends on the type f therapy you are being given. AT times, they may have to use oil or some lotion so as to reduce friction on your skin. The sessions vary in time; other may be brief while others may last longer even for an hour. It all depends on the patients or client and the desired effect that you want.