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Did you know that as early as 2500 B.C., people in China used touch to promote healing?

In fact, ancient civilizations in China, Japan, Rome and Greece all used their own philosophies and methods of using touch as a way to rebalance and reharmonize their bodies.

Later in Europe massage surfaced but was replaced with medical technology and pharmacology which quickly established a new foundation for the medical community. As a result, the natural healing methods like massage therapy fell to the wayside.

Massage also began to reemerge as a healing technique during the 19th century in Europe, when people began noticing the benefits of massage techniques for the body and the mind.

In the early part 20th century in the U.S. massage became popular but was seen as a luxury for the rich or an indulgence for the indecent. In the latter half of the 20th century as a new interest in natural healing to heal our bodies resurfaced, the massage therapy industry has been revitalized. As a result massage therapy enjoys a very respectable place in the natural healing community.

Learn more about the history of holistic massage therapy with this video. You’ll hear about the history of using natural touch massage therapy in the U.S. and its place in modern-day culture.

Revitalize your body and restore your mind with a massage therapy appointment at West Garden Spa in Manhattan. Call us today at 212.214.7711 and ask us about our Asian massage techniques.