Massage history

The history of massage dates back hundreds of thousands of years. Until now, monuments of ancient Greek, ancient Indian and ancient Egyptian literature have reached, where the aesculapius of antiquity described in detail many massage techniques, indications for use and contraindications. They did not ignore the erotic massage, which, in their opinion, was a balm not only for the body, but also for the soul. Over the centuries, some changes have occurred in the technique and methodology of massage, more obsolete techniques have given way to newer and more effective from the point of view of medicine. Now massage is used for therapeutic and prophylactic purposes. Erotic massage from ancient times was aimed at ensuring that partners diversified the world of their sexual relations, were able to know better than their beloved and themselves.

There is literary information about the use of massage in ancient Greece and Rome. The Romans adopted the culture and customs of the conquered peoples. They borrowed massage from the Greeks, but not only as a hygienic, therapeutic procedure, but also as a means of obtaining erotic pleasures of the nobility in baths furnished with luxury, awash with beautiful slaves, corresponding to the tastes of the time. From Rome, body massage spread to all Roman colonies.
In the V century. n e. The Western Roman Empire, previously incessantly subjected to raids by barbarian tribes, finally fell under the onslaught of the conquerors. Since that time, a new historical period began for European civilization – the Middle Ages, during which the cultural traditions of antiquity did not receive a proper continuation. The new religion, Christianity, adopted by the conquerors, also did not contribute to the preservation of Greco-Roman culture, considering most of its achievements to be vicious and harmful.
Church dogmas with the ideas of asceticism and mortification of the flesh excluded the use of bodily exercises as a means of healing and accordingly stopped the further development and spread of gymnastics and massage. Those who tried to look after their “sinful body” were brutally persecuted by the church. Only after the Crusades, Europeans, having become acquainted with the life and customs of the Middle East, took over from the Arabs the habit of caring for a clean body, using aromatic means. In the West, they began to wash their hands before eating, regularly attend hot baths. Soap came into use, and wine, butter or milk was added to the water. However, descriptions of aromatic substances and information about them were scarce and rather primitive, as evidenced by the “Book on Cosmetics” published in 1396 by professor of anatomy Heinrich Mondville, which describes only a few dozen scents.

In the Middle Ages, people re-evaluated the effect of the bath on intimate life. As a result, there was not a single large city left where there was no bathhouse, which at the same time performed the functions of a brothel.
For the first time combined massage and steam baths in India. Erotic massage in Indians consisted in stroking and gentle kneading of the whole body.
The first evidence of erotic massage can be attributed to ancient India. Primitive people living on the territory of this state did not have a written language. They transmitted all knowledge about inventions, discoveries, the sequence of ceremonial actions of festive or everyday activities orally or sealed in rock paintings.
Literary monuments of ancient Greece also testify to the antiquity of erotic massage. Mythological legends tell that Odysseus, having got to the goddess Zierzee, bathed in a marble pool and enjoyed the massage that the Nereids did to him.
In Japan, massage art spans many centuries: samurai appreciated its effectiveness: geisha and their students (maiko) were engaged not only in music, dance and tea ceremony. There, for the first time, they began to combine it with water procedures. The techniques of old Japanese massage come down mainly to kneading and beating. Japanese geisha are famous for the art of dance. Without touching the man, they aroused a desire in him, and with light touches of his fingertips to the skin drove him into a frenzy. They anointed and rubbed his body with various incense. Ancient Greek getters were also known for their mastery of erotic massage Kiev. The man who bought the night from the priestesses of love experienced bliss when the young but already quite sophisticated girls massaged their master’s body with exciting movements.
Another ancient type of erotic massage Kiev is Thai massage. which has nothing to do with the ancient medical Thai massage. Its history is relatively short: during the Vietnam War, American soldiers sometimes got the opportunity to relax in Thailand. It was for the sake of entertainment that they did erotic massage. Now Thai massage is very popular in the modern world. Thousands of tourists claim that having arrived in this amazingly beautiful country, you just need to go for a Thai massage. In specialized salons, female masseuses give clients an incredibly exciting erotic massage. They abundantly soap the partner with soap and begin to slide over his body. Their movements resemble the graceful movements of a snake. The client not only experiences fantastic sexual sensations, Thai massage also has a healing function, since all organs and muscles of the body are stimulated. The wonderful tradition of Thai massage has not lost its relevance, moreover, it is very popular in the modern world.