Massage therapy has a history that dates back for thousands of years in detailed descriptions from China, Japan, India, Greece, Egypt and Middle Eastern countries which all have rich traditions of this type of body treatment.
Massage was widely used in Europe in the nineteenth century and brought to America by some American Physicians studying in Sweden. It attained immediate popularity and was promoted for a variety of health purposes.
Over the years massage has been proven to have benefits for relieving stress, anxiety, and muscle tension. Posture, mental and physical stress, not to mention, emotional, chemical, environmental stresses effect our bodies in different ways. Massage provides the benefit of increasing blood flow, stimulation of the lymphatic systems to remove waste from the body and smoothing out the fascia of the muscles which, in turn, signal the muscle to relax.
Additional benefits of massage are to reduce post-operative pain, enhance exercise performance, aid in easing the symptoms of depression, increase in ranges of motion.
That being said, I want to introduce, or for some, re-introduce, Hector Santos, LMT. Hector has more than 20 years of experience as a manual muscular therapist. Hector has some genes for his profession, his father was well-known and respected in Mexico, and people would travel great distances to receive his treatments.
Hector has been a part of my business for 14 years and has treated professional athletes and ballet dancers, as well as, a variety of other athletes and those of us who think we are athletes. His clientele ranges from seniors in their 90’s to children.
Hector specializes in myoskeletal massage, trigger-point therapy, Swedish, deep tissue and sports massage, thereby providing the exact treatment that may be desired.
Hector is by far one of the best massage therapists I have had the pleasure of dealing with in my 35 years of practice.
To receive the benefits of his skilled touch can call our office at (713)-528-8800 or you can contact Hector directly at (713) 478-1310.