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Therapeutic Massage Awareness Day – May 1, 2023

Therapeutic Massage Awareness Day is celebrated yearly on May 1. We know life can become very stressful, and we all need a way to relieve stress. There’s no better day than Therapeutic Massage Awareness Day to take advantage of the many benefits these massages provide. Whether you’ve never experienced one before or get one regularly, consider massages a necessary element of your self-care routine rather than a luxury that you can’t afford to give yourself. Take advantage of the day and relax under the gentle hands of a masseuse.

History of Therapeutic Massage Awareness Day

Before we get started, let’s take a look at how Therapeutic Massage Awareness Day came to be. In existence since 2014, it has made significant contributions to raising public awareness of the myriad health and pain-relieving benefits that can be acquired by receiving frequent therapeutic massages regularly. If you receive massages regularly or have never received one before, today is a terrific opportunity for all of us to learn about and appreciate a different type of therapy for the first time.

Even though many people are aware of the benefits of massages, many are uninformed of the wide variety of therapeutic massage kinds that are accessible to them, and they almost certainly haven’t tried them all. With the creation of this day, the purpose was to provide individuals with an opportunity to experiment with the different options that were made accessible to them.

Massages were formerly only available at high-end spas and health clubs, which was unusual at the time. Massage therapy is now available in a wide range of locations, including businesses, clinics, hospitals, and even airport terminal amenities, among others. It is hoped that therapeutic massages based on medical principles will assist patients in experiencing tangible health benefits as a result of obtaining a massage. As part of Therapeutic Massage Awareness Day, acupressure massages, Ayurvedic massages, and other sorts of therapeutic massages are all suggested.

Therapeutic Massage Awareness Day timeline

2500 B.C.
The Onset of Reflexology

The Egyptians create reflexology.

776 B.C.
The Olympic Games and Massages

Olympic athletes get to have massages before their events which made them become popular.

1970s
The Trigger Point Therapy

Paul St. John develops ‘neuromuscular therapy’ also known as Trigger Point therapy.

1992
The Need for Certification

Masseuses are required to take a certification exam and pass before operating.

Therapeutic Massage Awareness Day FAQs

When should I avoid getting a massage?

There are a few health issues that might restrict you from receiving a massage in general. Always consult with a professional massage therapist.

What can I expect from my first massage?

Your massage therapist should ask for your health history. Be sure you specify allergies so your therapist can alter the oil or cream used during your visit.

How frequently should I get massaged?

Regular massages — weekly or monthly, are most beneficial.

Therapeutic Massage Awareness Day Activities

  1. Educate people

    People are familiar with, and love, massages when they receive them, but not everyone knows the benefits they can receive from massages. You can use social media to draw attention to the benefits you can receive from a therapeutic massage.

  2. Get a massage

    If you have never had a massage, today is a great day to get one. Another great idea is to buy a friend, family member, or partner a gift certificate.

  3. Thank your masseuse

    Another way to celebrate is to thank your masseuse for those relaxing massages. You can show your appreciation in different ways: a card, verbally, or by giving an extra tip.

5 Types Of Therapeutic Massages

  1. Swedish massage

    Swedish massage is a great way to reduce muscle stress and knots.

  2. Aromatherapy massage

    Aromatherapy massage improves mood and reduces depressive symptoms.

  3. Reflexology

    There is an alternative medical treatment that involves applying pressure to certain areas on the feet or hands without the use of any oils or lotions.

  4. Hot stone massage

    It is a massage therapy using heated smooth flat stones to relieve muscle tension and repair soft tissue injury all over the body.

  5. Deep tissue massage

    As the name suggests, deep tissue massage is used to treat musculoskeletal difficulties, such as strains and sports injuries.

Why We Love Therapeutic Massage Awareness Day

  1. Medicinal benefits

    There are a number of therapeutic massages. These include Lomi Lomi, Ayurvedic, and Acupressure which are all highly recommended because of their numerous health benefits.

  2. It helps to reduce stress

    Therapeutic massages are great for reducing the stress we go through our daily life. It is also good at promoting relaxation as it rejuvenates us.

  3. They help reduce pain

    Another fantastic thing about massages is that they reduce pain. They also help in reducing muscle soreness.

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