Massage has been around for centuries. Historians have discovered hieroglyphics from ancient Egypt portraying massage from 2500 BC and a Chinese medicine book dating back to the first century BCE mentions massaging the flesh. So what did these ancient people know about the practice? Not only does it feel great, but it is good for your health too.
Massage and lymph
Studies have shown that massage reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure and moves lymph around your body. Well, that’s great – but what on earth is lymph?
Lymph is essentially the cleansing system of the body. It runs through our body to carry away the bad stuff and strengthen our immune system. Unlike our blood, lymph doesn’t have a pump to move it around the body and therefore relies on muscle movement to get...