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.
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.