Welcome to Levana Therapeutic Massage
At Levana Therapeutic Massage....
We offer clients of all ages a unique blend of therapeutic massage experiences. Levana Massage combines traditional occupational therapy with the most up to date massage techniques to promote physical, emotional and spiritual healing.
Massage through the ages....
Human beings have understood the value of the healing art of massage for thousands of years. Most of us have experienced rubbing our own sore muscles or joints to alleviate pain; it seems to be human nature to do so. Cong Fu of the Toa Tse written in China around 3000 BC is commonly known as the oldest known massage book. In 1800 BC ancient cultures in India, Egypt, Persia, China, Japan, Greece and Rome enjoyed massage for pleasure and used massage in the treatment of ailments. Hippocrates, who is known as the father of modern medicine was a strong advocate for massage. Here are a few of his famous quotes:
“The way to health is to have an aromatic bath and a scented massage everyday.”
“The physician must be experienced in many things, but most assuredly in rubbing.”
“Rubbing can bind a loose joint and loosen a joint that is too tight.”
It is said that Julius Caesar found massage helpful to treat his neuralgia and his epileptic seizures, and in ancient Greece massage was regularly used on athletes. In the 14thcentury a French Master of Medicine and Surgery named Guy de Chauliae recommended massage in conjunction with surgery.
Massage and body work has continued to be a part of health and wellness in recent centuries. It is an exciting time for massage as more and more research has confirmed the benefits that humans have experienced for generations. In our current healthcare system, massage therapists frequently work with other healthcare professionals including doctors, chiropractors, physical and occupational therapists, acupuncturists, and athletic trainers to help clients manage physical and emotional symptoms.
We look forward to getting to know you personally!
"Linda Riak, owner of Levana Therapeutic Massage, is both caring and knowledgeable.
She takes the time to understand the needs of the client, and had an amazing
understanding of the human anatomy. She has helped isolate my nagging
injuries...with great results each time I went for a massage. A true
--Sue Membrino, Newton, MA