Massage is one of the oldest medical areas of knowledge.
Originates from India and China, where in ancient times the priests recommended its use in religious rituals during the meeting. Already in 1800 BC Indians in their Book of Wisdom give precise instructions to do massage.
With time, the massage ceased to be just a part of religious ritual, and became a field of medicine. At the time of Hippocrates, Galen and Celsus we can find a mention of the recommended massage. That massage was treated for sciatica sufferers Julius Caesar.
In Greece, the massage was especially important for athletes taking part in the Olympic Games. The anointing and rubbing the body by oil by the Greek Olympic athletes were the first treatments of which originated in classical massage.