Massage is one of the oldest healing arts. Chinese records dating back over 5,000 years document its use; the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians used different forms of massage for a variety of ailments; even Hippocrates recommended the use of rubbing for joint and circulatory problems. Today, in the fast paced world the benefits of massage are even more important. As Stress reaches epidemic proportions and more and more people are taking Psychotropic drugs just to get by. Massage is and integral part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, stress, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, depression, and more.