WORLD WIDE MASSAGE

Renew Yourself

THE MASSAGE

The healing powers of massage have been recognized as early as the 5th century BC. Various forms of massage were employed by ancient cultures in China, India, Rome, Greece and Egypt.

We instinctively stroke and rub areas of our body that hurt. Massage therapy develops this instinct into a professional treatment. Massage, a systematic form of touch that comforts and promotes good health, is perhaps the oldest and simplest of medical treatments. In traditional cultures, especially in the East, it is accepted that people of all ages can benefit from regular massage. In the West its value has always been recognized in the world of sport, and its use has recently spread to other fields.

It was in the last century that the ancient healing art has been embraced by the New World and transformed into “modern day” massage.
  
In World Wide Massage we acknowledge that touch is the core of massage. Research is proving the extraordinary effectiveness of touch. Surveys demonstrate that the simple act of massage has shown to have improved patients' morale and hastened their rate of recovery. Massage is not only physical; it contains much of psychology: understanding the patient develops through empathy. A good therapist is rooted in the inward resolution: "I am here to help."

Massage can be stimulating or soothing depending on the speed and depth of the strokes. It can relieve tension, soothe away headaches, relax taut and aching muscles and banish insomnia. It provides a context for recovery by inducing a sense of wellbeing.