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History of Swedish Body Massage

Massage has been recorded and performed for many years varying in different types and applications by different cultures such as the Chinese, Persians and Egyptians.  The therapy was used for a variety of purposes such as treating musculoskeletal problems and promoting the circulatory systems.

History of Swedish Massage by Nicholas Mulryan
Swedish Massage at The No 1 Pain Relief Clinic

Swedish Body Massage was initially introduced in medical gymnastics during the 19th century supposedly developed by late 18th century Swedish physiologist Pehr Henrick Ling (1776-1839).  It is suggested that Pehr Henrick Ling studied therapeutic techniques used by the ancient civilisations such as the Greeks and Romans to develop a unique system what we now know today as Swedish Body Massage to promote and facilitate therapeutic healing.

Arguably other people suggest that the late Dutch physician Dr Johan Georg Mezger (1839-1901) may have been the true developer due to creating the French names associated with the various soft tissue techniques used in Swedish Body Massage to help rehabilitate patients.

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The No.1 Pain Relief Clinic uses Swedish Body Massage Techniques  to help relieve pain which may be caused by a variety of physiological or psychological conditions. This is then supplemented by other forms of treatment alongside current evidence based research to support its use for pain relief to provide a more enhanced comprehensive holistic approach.

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