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Posted on 02-20-2017
Dating back thousands of years, massage appears in the ancient writings of cultures around the world. These include Egypt, India, Japan, China, Greece, Rome and Arabic nations. The techniques became widely used in Europe during the Renaissance and later came to the United States after two American physicians studied massage in Sweden in the 1850s. Interest in massage dwindled a bit in the 1930s and 1940s in response to advances in medical treatment, but it experienced a revival in the 1970s and continues to be a valuable form of treatment for many who seek relief from injury or illness.
The 2007 National Health Interview Survey found that an estimated 18 million U.S. adults and 700,000 children received some form of massage therapy in the previous year. In addition to being used to treat injuries, massage therapy can also help to relieve pain, reduce stress, increase relaxation and address conditions such as anxiety and depression.
If you are interested in exploring massage therapy as a treatment option for an injury or other condition, contact Advanced Spine & Rehab. We will be happy to discuss your options with you and to develop a treatment program that is right for you.
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