Here at the Yama Yoga Store, we carry essentials for all of your massage and healing needs. Massage therapy history dates back thousands of years to a multitude of ancient cultures that believed massage was a way to better health and longevity. According to Google, the first known written massage therapy traditions came from India, but practices of massage are sited even earlier in China. Massage moved into the west in the early 1800s. Essential oils and Chinese Herb Oils have been used during massage to aid in relieving inflammation and open the flow of energy. These oils, especially during a massage can help improve breathing and even help with stomach cramps when applied to the belly. The Yama Yoga Store carries a variety of materials for all of your massage needs including learning the practice!