Massage therapy has been practised for thousands of years and evidence suggests that massage was even used in ancient Egypt, Japan and China, where writings described it as “the art of rubbing”. In recent years, massage has become increasingly popular in helping to treat muscle injuries, not only with athletes but with regular people, too. The reason for its increase in popularity are the many health benefits to be had. Here are just five of them:
Soothes Muscle Pain
Massage is a well-known therapy for soothing muscle aches and pains. You might want to choose sports massage for any sporting-related muscle strains, or try deep massage for everyday aches and pains. The latter type of massage uses slower and harder strokes to target deep tissues and muscles.