1 The History
Lesson One, The History of Massage is an online lesson via zoom
1 hours of training with two ½ hour breaks
Aim of Lesson One
To give you a solid background of knowledge into the massage world, because to understand the roots makes for a solid foundation and understanding in this therapy.
- The origin of the term massage believed to come from the Arabic word – Mass or Mas’h to press softly
- Swedish Massage – The Manipulation of Soft Tissue for Therapeutic Purposes
The History of Massage
We have the proof that throughout history since the beginning of time man has massaged each other. there’s cave drawings, and carvings in the pyramids. Down through the ages this knowledge was passed from master to apprentice orally. In ancient countries where documents were kept writings still exist.
Throughout the ages there have been people who have recorded their findings and put massage on the map as one of the most important Natural Therapies. These documents state that massage aids healing and maintains balance in the body. Proving that for over 5,000 years man has understood massage works and contributes greatly to maintaining health, preventing disease and in some cases curing illness.
Dr William Arnould-Taylor founded ITEC company in 1947