Serenity Day Spa of Fremont

 

43056 Christy St.
Fremont, CA 94538
510.979.1888
Open every day 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

 

About Us

Biography of Jennifer Zhai

Jennifer Zhai, CMT, has been practicing massage therapy for seven years.  In 2005 Jennifer earned a national certificate for massage and bodywork awarded by the prestigious National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork.  Jennifer is a well-known local expert in deep tissue work.  She is looking forward to serving the Fremont area from her new serene surroundings at Serenity Day Spa of Fremont. 

All masseuses at Serenity Day Spa of Fremont are locally certified massage or facial technicians and are bilingual (English and Mandarin).

History of Massage Therapy

The practice of massage therapy is over 3000 years old.  As far back as 1000 BC the Chinese were using some form of massage to treat paralysis or poor circulation.  In 460-375 BC, Hippocrates, the father of modern day medicine, mentioned that "gently rubbing" of a dislocated shoulder helped in healing.  The Greeks also used a form of massage in ancient times to prepare athletes for competition since massage was thought to improve circulation and rid the muscles of metabolites after an athletic competition.

Per Ling of Sweden popularized massage therapy in the 19th century in Stockholm, hence arising the modern day term "Swedish massage."  In 1917 after World War I, the surgeon-general created rehabilitation programs for wounded soldiers hence massage therapy was born formally in the United States.

Simply defined, massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues (muscle, skin, tendons, and ligaments etc.) and the joints of the body using the hands.  Massage therapy has many therapeutic benefits.  The muscular, nervous, lymphatic and circulatory systems are influenced directly by the physical movements utilized in massage therapy, not to mention the tremendous benefit of mental relaxation and the reduction in stress experienced during and after a massage.

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