Hopefully someday, massage therapists will realize the origin of massage. French Jesuit priests learned of massage from the Chinese in 17th Century and later became Swedish massage. Massage in China is better known as tuina which is a part of Chinese medicine. The difference between tuina and western massage is energy. This energy or chi is the basis of Chinese medicine. Meaning that there is energy flowing in the body and as a massage therapist, you are moving chi within the body, its not just physical or spiritual for that matter. This message could be expanded to include western medicine as well.