History of Massage
Historical records prove that massage (massage) is the oldest form of physical medicine known to man. However, the origin of the word massage (massage) is unclear. It is possible that the word originated in Arabic; mash, which means “to press gently.” Another theory is that the word comes from Greek; massein which means “rubbing”. It is also possible that the word comes from that French; masser which means “to hatch”.
In China, the oldest written text on medical problems “Nei ching”, written by the Yellow Emperor, contains many references to using massage for healing purposes. There is also evidence that comes from Egypt, namely the image of hand and foot massage on a mural in the grave of a shaman in Saqqara dating from 2330 BC.
The traditional Indian system of medicine known as Ayurveda (Ayur = life, Veda = knowledge) which dates back hundreds of years, also shows how important massage is in life.
In the early fifth century BC, the Greek physician Hippocates, who is known as the “father of medicine” wrote that “rubbing can unite joints that are too loose and loosen joints that are too stiff”.