Known for its healing properties, this massage works at all levels to balance, calm and energise you physically, mentally and spiritually.
If you’re looking for a rejuvenating massage treatment, there’s nothing better than the green bamboo massage therapy. Considered to be one of the most multifaceted plants on earth, bamboo has earned its reputation from its holistic and soft appearance, as well as its perseverance under harsh conditions. Known to symbolize strength, fertility, youth, prosperity and peace in the Orient, this plant has become one of the most coveted beauty ingredients of recent times.
What is it?
Bamboo massage is an innovative way to provide Swedish or deep tissue massage using heated bamboo to roll and knead the tissue to create an extreme sensation of relaxation and well-being. Bamboo massage is also used as a powerful preventive therapy against modern-day stress and to aid relief from many physical and emotional problems.
Improves your skin tone
Apart from relieving you of stress and tension, bamboo massage is also known to improve the texture of your skin. The silica from bamboo extract helps your body absorb essential minerals such as potassium, calcium and magnesium. It also offers anti-irritant properties that soothe your skin when applied directly through creams and lotions. Silica plays a great role in keeping your skin and hair healthy. Apart from this, it can even alleviate eczema and psoriasis. Bamboo extract contains antioxidants that help minimize wrinkles.
Technique used in bamboo massage therapy
A bamboo massage is typically done with a hollow organically-treated bamboo cane of different lengths and diameters, which is warmed or used at room temperature. Longer sticks of various widths are used for gliding strokes, whereas smaller tools can be used for more detailed work. The canes are used as a tool in all modalities of massage. This is believed to be an ancient therapy.
The bamboo cane replaces the hand of the therapist. It is able to give a deeper, firmer massage. The cane is held by the therapist and rolled over the muscle with the same strokes they would use with their hands. Some masseurs combine the elements of Shiatsu, traditional Chinese, Thai and Indian Ayurvedic techniques into the massage for best results.
The massage ensures circulation, sensory nerve perception and provides a deep sense of relaxation and serenity. Stimulation of the tissue by the bamboo stick helps in getting relief by dissipating the heat that results from an accumulation of toxins and poor circulation.
The muscle is then kneaded, which assists in the release of tension and easing of knots. Similar to massage, it promotes circulation, relaxation and other general benefits.
ADVANTAGES OF BAMBOO MASSAGE
It relieves neck, shoulder and upper back pain well as stiffness Improves the quality of sleep and helps insomnia It increases mental clarity and cures depression It increases lymphatic drainage and helps remove toxins from the body Encourages the body’s natural healing abilities It releases endorphins, which is your body’s natural painkiller.
FACTS ABOUT BAMBOO MASSAGE
Bamboo massage is believed to be similar to hot stone therapy. It brings the same warming, soothing effect of hot stone into the massage without all the extra time, mess and prep work that stone therapy has. In addition to this, bamboo is believed to hold the heat longer as compared to stones. The bamboo sticks are wrapped in a heating pad to warm them.
DID YOU KNOW?
The bamboo fusion massage was made popular by Nathalie Cecilia, a pioneer and leader in the massage industry. She introduced this therapy in 2004. She started using warm bamboo sticks for massage when her hands and wrists started hurting with deep tissue work. Using the bamboo tool gave her more strength and stamina to apply deeper pressure.