MASSAGE THERAPY: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Medical and Hot Stone Therapies.|
Massage therapy is one of the oldest health care practices known to history. References to massage are found in Chinese medical texts more than 4,000 years old. Massage has been advocated in Western health care practices at least since the time of Hippocrates.
The roots of modern, scientific massage therapy go back to Per Henrik Ling (1776 - 1839), a Swede, who developed an integrated system consisting of massage and active and passive exercises. Ling established the Royal Central Gymnastic Institute in Sweden in 1813 to teach his methods.
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.
Generally, massage is known to affect the circulation of blood and the flow of blood and lymph, reduce muscular tension or flaccidity, affect the nervous system through stimulation or sedation, and enhance tissue healing. These effects provide a wide number of profound health benefits.
SRHA Massage Therapy practitioner is Lori Andersen, B.S., L.M.T., L.E..
As a licensed esthetician, Lori also offers a variety of rejuvenating facials.