Massage is referred to in 30 different chapters of the Nei Jing.
It specifies the use of different massage techniques and how they should be used in the treatment of specific ailments, and injuries.
One of the greatest Persian medics was Avicenna, also known as Ibn Sina, who lived from 980AD to 1037AD.
His works included a comprehensive collection and systematisation of the fragmentary and unorganised Greco-Roman medical literature that had been translated Arabic by that time, augmented by notes from his own experiences.
Massage is to work and act on the body with pressure.