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Massage: Everything you need to know

There was once a time when massage was considered an indulgence for the wealthy. Fortunately, things have changed today, and more and more people are starting to understand the significant health benefits of this therapy.

The use of massage has always been an excellent method of relaxation, and a form of therapy, as it involves solving and improving various problems of the human body and improving one's mental health at the same time. Regular massage sessions have become a common part of everyday routines for an increasing number of people.

Now let's explore what massage is, how it started, and what to consider before scheduling an appointment.

 Massage is beneficial for all people, regardless of age and gender


What is massage

Professional massage is the handling of soft tissues in order to normalize them. Massage therapists employ a wide variety of techniques and movements, such as constant or non-constant pressure, rubbing, holding, or causing specific movements within the body.

Typically, therapists use their hands, however forearms, elbows, feet, and tools can also be used at times. The primary goal of massage therapy is to increase health and wellness by helping the body heal itself. A massage is a combination between science and art, with touch as the key ingredient. 

Masseurs use touch to locate the body parts that need care and determine which technique to employ and how much pressure to apply. Combining this with the delightful and relaxing sensation of therapeutic touch, enables the body to be totally relaxed. There are several different massage services that use different techniques as you will see below.

The history of massage

Massage has its origins in 3,000 BC. in India, where it was considered a sacred system of physical therapy. Hindus used it in their Ayurvedic medicine for "health of life" and it was passed down from generation to generation to heal injuries, relieve pain, and prevent or cure diseases. Ayurveda advocates believe that diseases are caused when people fail to harmonize with their surroundings, and that massage can restore the body's natural balance, allowing it to heal naturally from illness.

Its beneficial properties were discovered and widely used in China, Ancient Greece and Rome, and Japan. Massage, however, became less popular in the West from the 17th century, when medical advances changed the view of medicine. However, massage's health benefits continued to be recognized and believed by many doctors.

So, the Swedish physician, gymnast, and teacher, Per Henrik Ling, in the early 1800s, developed a method called the “Swedish Movement Cure”that was intended to alleviate chronic pain. Modern massage, exploits this by applying pressure, pressing, tightening, and light tightening to different areas of the body.

Massage services

Choose among our services the one that suits you best. Designed to provide a sense of well-being and relaxation, they are also therapeutic in nature.

A head-to-toe body massage combines different techniques such as Swedish massage and deep tissue.
Almond oil massage combined with gentle techniques of mobilizing all body joints.
Japanese massage that combines peeling, full body massage, and a special method for soothing the feet.
Traditional Moroccan massage with exfoliating syrup, ceramic stone & massage with oil from myrrh and amber.
Perspiration and exfoliation holistic massage using a brush and powder. Includes suction cups and full-body massage.
Full body massage with almond oil and essential oils. Relaxes tense muscles and relieves pain.

Massage centers

Our team of experienced therapists in Athens and Thessaloniki will be pleased to assist you in one of the Hammam Baths' specialized massage centers. We design all our spaces with your wellbeing and relaxation in mind, and our experienced masseuses use techniques tailored to the specific occasion.

FAQs & answers

A massage refers to a process by which soft tissues are handled in a professional manner by a trained professional. Incorporating many different techniques and movements, such as pressure, rubbing, and holding, it aims to contribute to well-being, relaxation, and physical health.
Massage is beneficial for all people, regardless of age and gender, in a variety of ways: Reduces stress and anxiety, improves sleep quality, reduces pain, helps with bowel disorders, reduces toxins, improves blood circulation, reduces the symptoms of fibromyalgia, relieves cancer pain, improves the function of the immune system and contributes to muscle relaxation.
The benefits of massage can be reaped by everyone. It should not be seen as merely a luxury for the privileged few to improve their health and well-being. The ideal is to become an integral part of your life and take full advantage of all the benefits it has to offer.
All adults are eligible for massage. However, if you suffer from any health issues, it is essential that you consult your doctor before scheduling your session. As a result, our staff can recommend the most appropriate method for your treatment based on the opinion of your treating physician.
Our specialized staff is willing to guide you in choosing the right type of massage based on your specific needs, so if you’re not sure what type is right for you, do not hesitate to contact them.
The Signature massage service is ideal for people who suffer from muscle spasms and pain in their bodies. You will feel a sense of toning and wellness as a result of using a variety of techniques and essential oils.
One of the best gifts you can give yourself is a massage. Incorporate it into your monthly schedule even if you do it only for the sake of relaxation. Alternatively, if you concentrate mostly on its healing properties, visiting once a week will allow you to get the most out of it.
Depending on the service you choose, a massage session may last 15 to 80 minutes.
You can give your loved ones a wonderful gift with a gift card that will last for six months and can be used for any service.
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