At Amber Tiger Massage Therapy my goal is simple: provide the best massage in Anchorage by focusing on the individual needs of our clients. You deserve better than a rushed massage by a rookie therapist in a place that makes you feel more stressed than when you came in.
Whether you need pain management, stress reduction or pure relaxation, Amber Tiger is the place for you. I truly believe in the well-being of my clients, and my therapeutic massages are customized to meet my clients’ individual needs.
Allow yourself the luxury of experiencing ultimate relaxation and refreshing rejuvenation with Oriental Massage.
Massage is considered by many to be an art, but there’s a scientific basis for it as well. Researchers have studied the value of massage to treat everything from back pain to depression.
Massage involves working and acting on the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, feet, or a massage device.
History of Massage
Archaeological evidence of massage has been found in many ancient civilizations including China, India, Japan, Korea, Egypt, Rome, Greece, and Mesopotamia.
BC 700 Bian Que, the earliest known Chinese physician uses massage in medical practice.
BC 460: Hippocrates wrote “The physician must be experienced in many things, but assuredly in rubbing”.
AD 581: Dr Sun Si Miao introduces ten new massage techniques and systematized the treatment of childhood diseases using massage therapy.
AD 581: China establishes a department of massage therapy within the Office of Imperial Physicians.
AD 1776: Jean Joseph Marie Amiot, and Pierre-Martial Cibot, French missionaries in China translate summaries of Huangdi Neijing, including a list of medical plants, exercises and elaborate massage techniques, into the French language, thereby introducing Europe to the highly developed Chinese system of medicine, medical-gymnastics, and medical-massage.
China: Massage has developed continuously in China for over 5000 years. Western ideas are considered within the traditional framework. It is widely practiced and taught in hospital and medical schools and is an essential part of health maintenance and primary healthcare.
Spend one hour at Amber Tiger and suddenly the best part of the day is ahead of you.