Malik Itrat1*, Zarnigar1, A.H. Ansari1, M. Arshad Jamal2
1. Dept. of Tahaffuzi wa Samaji Tib, National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore
2. Dept. of Moalajat, National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore
Dal'k (Massage) has been in used for preventive, therapeutic and rehabilitative purposes since antiquity. In Unani medicine it is one of the methods of evacuation of morbid matter from the body to maintain the equilibrium of bodily humors. Medicated massage in Unani medicine has been indicated in various neurological, musculoskeletal and psychosomatic disorders. In recent years various studies have been conducted to establish the scientific validity of massage. In this paper, author have discussed about the classification of massage and therapeutic importance of massage in Unani perspective along with scientific reports of various studies conducted so far.
Keywords: Dal'k, Unani Medicine, Massage, Therapeutic application