This part is excerpted from the
International Journal of Unani and Integrative Medicine, 2019
Unani concept of massage
In unani medicine, Dalak is considered as the method where pressure or friction, kneading, rubbing, tapping, pounding vibrating or stimulating against the external soft parts of the body with hands or other objects like rough cloth with or without oil, lotions creams or ointments.
Hippocrates (460 B.C-370 B.C), the father of medicine, stated that ‘the physician must be
experienced in many things, but assuredly also in rubbing, for things that have the same name have not always the same effects. For rubbing can bind a joint that is loose, and loosening joint that is too rigid, rubbing can bind and loosen. He described a combination of massage, Proper diet, exercise, rest and fresh air etc. To restore the health
According to Ibne Rushd, massage is a type of exercise and used for the removal of waste metabolites of digestion.
Dallak massage in unani medicine a review