Archeological confirmation of back rub has been found in numerous old developments including China, India, Japan, Korea, Egypt, Rome, Greece, and Mesopotamia.
BC 2330: The Tomb of Akmanthor  (otherwise called “The Tomb of the Physician”) in Saqqara, Egypt portrays two men having work done on their feet and hands, probably rub.
BC 722-481: Huangdi Neijing is created amid the Chinese Spring and Autumn period (the start of written history). The Nei-jing is a gathering of therapeutic information known up to that date, and is the establishment of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Back rub is alluded to in 30 distinct sections of the Nei Jing. It indicates the utilization of various back rub procedures and how they ought to be utilized as a part of the treatment of particular illnesses, and wounds. Otherwise called “The Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon”, the content alludes to past therapeutic information from the season of the Yellow Emperor (approx 2700 BC), deceptive some into trusting the content itself was composed amid the season of the Yellow Emperor (which would originate before composed history).
BC 700 Bian Que, the soonest known Chinese doctor utilizes knead in restorative practice.
BC 500 Jīvaka Komarabhācca, otherwise called Shivago Komarpaj, the organizer of Traditional Thai back rub (Nuad Boran) and Thai medicine. According to the Pāli Buddhist Canon, Jivaka was Shakyamuni Buddha’s physician. He systematized a mending framework that consolidates pressure point massage, reflexology, and helped yoga postures. Traditional Thai back rub is by and large in view of a mix of Indian and Chinese conventions of prescription. Jivaka is referred to today as “Father Doctor” in Thailand.
BC 493: A conceivable scriptural reference reports every day “medications” with oil of myrrh as a piece of the excellence regimen of the spouses of Xerxes (Esther, 2:12).
BC 460: Hippocrates expressed “The doctor must be knowledgeable about numerous things, yet without a doubt in rubbing”.
BC 300 Charaka Samhita accepted to be the most seasoned of the three antiquated treatises of Ayurvedic drug, including knead. Sanskrit records demonstrate that back rub had been rehearsed in India some time before the start of recorded history.
Advertisement 581: Dr Sun Si Miao presents ten new back rub strategies and systematized the treatment of youth ailments utilizing knead therapy.
Promotion 581: China builds up a division of back rub treatment inside the Office of Imperial Physicians.
Medieval times: Medical information, including that of back rub, advanced from Rome to Persia in the Middle Ages. Many of Galen’s compositions, for example, were gathered and deciphered by Hunayn ibn Ishaq in the ninth century. Later in the eleventh century duplicates were made an interpretation of over into Latin, and again in the fifteenth and sixteenth hundreds of years, when they illuminated European researchers with regards to the accomplishments of the Ancient Greeks. This recharging of the Galenic convention amid the Renaissance had an essential impact in the ascent of present day science.
One of the best Persian surgeons was Avicenna, otherwise called Ibn Sina, who lived from 980AD to 1037AD. His works incorporated a far reaching gathering and systematization of the fragmentary and sloppy Greco-Roman restorative writing that had been interpreted Arabic at that point, enlarged by notes from his own particular encounters. One of his books, Al-Qānūn fī aṭ-Ṭibb (The Canon of Medicine) has been known as the most celebrated single book in the historical backdrop of medication in both East and West. Avicenna exceeded expectations in the coherent evaluation of conditions and examination of side effects and took uncommon note of analgesics and their legitimate use and in addition different strategies for alleviating torment, including knead.
Promotion 1150: Evidence of back rub premature birth, including the utilization of weight to the pregnant stomach area, can be found in one of the bas reliefs embellishing the sanctuary of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. It portrays an evil spirit performing such a premature birth upon a lady who has been sent to the black market. This is the most seasoned known visual portrayal of abortion.
Advertisement 1776: Jean Joseph Marie Amiot, and Pierre-Martial Cibot, French evangelists in China decipher outlines of Huangdi Neijing, including a rundown of restorative plants, practices and expound rub methods, into the French dialect, consequently acquainting Europe with the exceedingly created Chinese arrangement of drug, medicinal aerobatic, and therapeutic massage.
Promotion 1776 Pehr Henrik Ling, a Swedish physical specialist, and instructor of restorative aerobatic is conceived. Ling has frequently been mistakenly credited for having designed “Exemplary Massage” otherwise known as “Swedish Massage”, and has been known as the “Father of Massage”.
Promotion 1779: Frenchman Pierre-Martial Cibot distributes ‘Notice du Cong-fou des Bonzes Tao-see’ otherwise called “The Cong-Fou of the Tao-Tse”, a French dialect outline of restorative procedures utilized by Taoist clerics. As per Joseph Needhan, Cibot’s work “was proposed to exhibit the physicists and doctors of Europe with a draw of an arrangement of medicinal tumbling which they may get a kick out of the chance to embrace—or on the off chance that they discovered it to blame they may be animated to design something better. This work has for quite some time been viewed as of cardinal significance in the historical backdrop of physiotherapy since it more likely than not impacted the Swedish originator of the advanced period of the craftsmanship, Per Hendrik Ling. Cibot had learned no less than one Chinese book, yet in addition got much from a Christian beginner who had turned out to be master in the subject before his conversion.”
Promotion 1813 The Royal Gymnastic Central Institute for the preparation of gymnastic educators was opened in Stockholm, Sweden, with Pehr Henrik Ling delegated as primary. Ling created what he called the “Swedish Movement Cure.” Ling kicked the bucket in 1839, having beforehand named his students as the vaults of his instructing. Ling and his collaborators left minimal appropriate composed record of their techniques. 
Promotion 1878: Dutch back rub expert Johan Georg Mezger applies French terms to name five fundamental back rub techniques, and authors the saying “Swedish back rub framework”. These procedures are as yet known by their French names (effleurage (long, coasting strokes), petrissage (lifting and manipulating the muscles), erosion (firm, profound, round rubbing developments), tapotement (lively tapping or percussive developments), and vibration (quickly shaking or vibrating particular muscles)).