China dating from the second century BC discuss massage as one of the various methods of treatment for illnesses. How ever, acupuncture was not mentioned in Chinese medical writ ings until 90 BC. Using their knowledge of massage and later acupuncture, the Chinese developed a style of massage that they termed amma, amna, or anmo. Amma is regarded as the precursor to all other therapies, manual and energetic-the grandparent of all massage techniques . The Chinese had developed the art of massage so well that they were the first to train and employ massage therapists who were blind.