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‘Alternative medicine/therapies’ or should we rename them ‘original medicine/therapies’?

In todays world there are many alternative therapies that can be used along side conventional medicine, I have already discussed reflexology and massage but there are many more which I have decided to talk about in this blog. The term ‘alternative therapy/medicine’ is used a lot in todays society but¬†the majority¬†of the therapies described below predate what we call ‘conventional …

Young beautiful and relaxed lady taking spa treatment

The history of massage therapy

Massage has been practised throughout the centuries since the earliest civilisations. It has been used medically as a therapeutic healing treatment and also for invigorating, soothing and beautifying the body. The word ‘massage’ has its origins in the Arabic word mass or mass’h, which means to ‘press gently’. The Greek word massage means ‘to knead’ and the French word masser …