Massage therapy 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 practice of rubbing the joints for circulatory problems. In today’s the fast paced world, the benefits of massage are even more relevant than ever. As stress levels reach epidemic proportions, more and more people are looking for a way to dealy with the stress of life. Massage is an integral part of many physical rehabilitation programs and has been proven to be beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, stress, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, and depression.