Massage Therapy & The Therapeutic Power of The Hands
Massage therapy is the quintessential resource of physiotherapy , but that does not mean that it is always the best or the most appropriate. Everything will depend on the assessment and diagnosis of the massage therapist. Here, at Family Massage Coral Springs we make sure the massage therapy we provide for you is in your best interest and brings you the most optimal results.
Today, massage therapy is one of the youngest and most promising careers in many countries of the world, with little more than half a century of history.
The hands and their therapeutic power
The basic and main tool of every massage therapist is the use of their hands but, by their training, is able to prevent , diagnose and treat pathologies of the locomotor system without the need for drugs or surgeries. A serious and professional specialist can reposition the vertebrae in place, solve hernia or disc protrusions, mobilize the upper limb to cure a carpal tunnel syndrome, get an affected child cerebral palsy can be autonomous, or that an old man with a hemiplegia can use his hand correctly, or that a knee prosthesis manages to move up to 100 degrees of flexion, or cure a headache or migraine of cervical origin, or solve the urinary incontinence of a woman with simple exercises.
A little history
Most of the physical agents used in modern massage therapy were already used in antiquity. The first writings of Greece and Rome refer to the beneficial effects of both exercise and massages, which were already used by the ancient Chinese, Persians, Egyptians and Greeks. In our time, the field of physiotherapy emerged in England at the end of the 19th century. Soon after, American orthopedic surgeons began to train young women with a degree in physical education to take care of patients in doctor's offices and in hospitals.
In 1916, when a serious polio epidemic struck New York and New England, these women treated thousands of patients through physio-therapeutic techniques. After the Second World War, physiotherapy was used a lot in the care of patients, due to the excellent results obtained in the treatment of the war wounded . The demand for massage therapists grew to care for patients and injured as a result of work accidents , the increase in chronic disabilities as a result of the growing number of elderly people in the population, and the rapid development of hospital and medical care programs.