Bamboo massage therapy is essentially the same as deep tissue massage or Swedish massage. However, rather than the therapist simply using their hands to warm the muscles and reduce pain in
the ligaments and joints, the therapist uses a roll of heated bamboo.
The heated bamboo is kneaded into the tissue just as the therapist would use their fingers. Yet the bamboo allows the therapist to knead deeper and firmer than they would be able to with only their hands. The length and width of the bamboo used can change depending on the detail necessary for accurate gliding strokes.
The bamboo cane replaces the therapist’s hands, and it is used to give a deep, firm massage. The cane is held by the therapist and rolled over the muscle with the same strokes they would use with their hands. The muscle is then kneaded, which assists in the release of tension and easing of knots.
The massage itself promotes circulation, sensory nerve perception, lymphatic drainage and provides a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.
Bamboo Massage Therapy utilizes the technique of deep tissue massage, but with a firmer and more extensive technique to reach knots formed by lactic acid and other tension-causing wastes. However, bamboo massage therapy can also do more for you than improve your mobility and reduce pain.
A bamboo massage can also help to improve your skin. Bamboo extract contains silica, which assists your body in absorbing calcium, potassium, magnesium and other essential minerals that give your skin a healthy glow. Bamboo massage can also help to alleviate psoriasis and eczema because of its anti-irritant properties and antioxidants.
Receiving bamboo massage therapy can improve:
- Reduces muscle tension and joint stiffness
- Increases circulation in the body
- Sleep quality
- Clarity of mind
- Lymphatic drainage
- Releasing of endorphins
There are a myriad of health benefits from a bamboo massage that many Americans can take advantage of for a better quality of life. If a deep tissue massage or trigger point massage hasn’t quite been able to reach all of the knots in your joints, muscles, and ligaments, a bamboo massage may do just the trick.