Massage is considered to be among the oldest of all treatments used by man. Chinese records dating back 3000 years document its use. the ancient Hindus, Persians, and Egyptians used forms of massage for some ailments and Hippocrates wrote papers recomming the use of rubing an friction for joint and circulation problems. Today massage is an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs and has been roven beneficiaal to many chronic conditions such as low back pain, arthritis and bursitis. Massage helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living.