"Massage Therapy has the wonderful ability to
be both Relaxing and Therapeutic at the same time."
A Brief History of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is one of the oldest health care practices known to history. References to massage are found in Chinese medical texts that are more than 4,000 years old.
Modern, scientific massage therapy was introduced in the United States in the 1850s by two New York physicians, brothers George and Charles Taylor, who had studied in Sweden. The first clinics for massage therapy in the United States were opened by two Swedish physicians after the Civil War period. Doctor Baron Nils Posse operated the Posse Institute in Boston and Doctor Hartwig Nissen opened the Swedish Health Institute near the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Although there were periods when massage fell out of favor, in the 1960s it returned as a healing modality that provides relaxation, relief from pain and an alternative way to support health and healing.
Today, massage is one of the most popular healing modalities. It is used by conventional, as well as alternative, medical communities and is now covered by some health insurance plans.
Massage techniques positively affect the muscular, skeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, nervous, and other systems of the body. The basic philosophy of massage therapy embraces the concept of vis Medicatrix naturae, which is aiding the ability of the body to heal itself, and is aimed at achieving or increasing health and well-being.
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Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 717 - 0627