Scientific basis of massage as therapy

It is undeniable that massage has always been a healing method. In the 21st century, in the middle of a scientific era, psychiatrist James Gordon says that “massage is a medicine”, massage really has therapeutic effects.


T.R.I. (Touch Research Institute, ie Touch Research Institute) in Miami in E.E.U.U. Began with his research in 1982, was formally established by its director Dr. Tiffany Field in 1992. It is the first institute that gave itself totally to the investigation of this discipline only
It is precisely from publications of the research efforts of the T.R.I. Of Miami that we conformed much of our theoretical base .:

Well-applied massage is a powerful therapeutic tool that works with homeostasis

There are about 5 million touch receptors in our skin that send nerve impulses to the brain through the spinal cord.
When performing a massage the patient receives information, which induces modifications in his body and his mind.

The first written document on masotherapy is Chinese and is 3,000 years old. Hindus, Egyptians and ancient Persians had their manual techniques; There are Egyptian references that date from the XXII century A.C. For Babylonian-Assyrian medicine the massage was considered useful for attacking the evil of the body, and the Persians had chapters on massage in their medical writings.

With the arrival of the Renaissance, Hippocratic therapeutic techniques were revalued.
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