"The hands are the most formative, most sensitive of our living tools."
Dr M. Hauschka
History of Rhythmical Massage Therapy:
Rhythmical Massage Therapy had its origins in the 1920’s through the impulse of Ita Wegman, a physician who was also trained in physiotherapy and Swedish massage. She worked closely with Rudolf Steiner to establish a clinic in Switzerland for the practice of anthroposophical medicine. It was at this clinic that Ita Wegman applied the spiritual scientific understanding of the human being to Swedish massage.
Joined there by Dr. Margarethe Hauschka, the two collaborated for twelve years to further develop this new approach to massage therapy, which Dr. Hauschka later called “Rhythmical Massage as indicated by Dr. Ita Wegman”.
It was practiced by massage therapists and nurses in anthroposophical clinics and Camphill communities as these spread throughout Europe and the Americas. In 1962 a professional training course for Rhythmical Massage Therapy was established in Bad Boll, Germany by Dr. Hauschka.