Massages have been used since ancient times asa natural remedy for pain and fatigue, or as a relaxing technique. Since more than 2000 years before Christ, there are written examples of the use of massage, first in China, then India and Egypt, in which they were often carried out as divination rituals. In ancient Greece, massage becomes an habit for athletes and warriors, that strengthens them without losing the sensory/well-being aspect. This characteristic will grow in the next centuries until its maximum exploitation: the Baths in Rome. With the Romans, in fact, massages become common, a stage in the thermal routine, and are proposed as beauty treatments.As you can easily imagine, the Middle Ages were a dark period for this art:body manipulation in any form was considered sinful and therefore punishable. It was only in the Seventeenth century that the Swedish physician H. Ling defined the different existing types of massage and since the late Nineteenth century it is currently used as a medical treatment.
In addition to medical purposes, there is always the pleasure of a massage, an intimate and special moment to regain serenity and energy.