All About Bamboossage

What is Bamboo?

Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on Earth, and has been known to represent durability, fertility, youth, prosperity and serenity in Asia for thousands of years.

Long before paper was invented, the Chinese documented their history on thin bamboo sheets. Bamboo has been used in a wide variety of ways since ancient China, such as in bridges, floors, furniture, musical instruments, decorations, artwork, utensils, agricultural
tools, and clothing. Bamboo has also been used as medicine, and over the last couple of decades has become a powerful tool in massage therapy.

What is a Bamboossage?

After laying down on the massage table, the therapist applies oil on your body to get your skin ready for the bamboo. The Bamboossage works by using hollow organically-treated bamboo cane of different lengths and diameters on the body. These bamboo canes are both hard and straight, but also light. The longer sticks are used for gliding strokes on the larger muscles such as the back and thighs, while the smaller ones are used for more detailed work such as on the feet. The bamboo cane is able to give a deeper, firmer massage, and is held by the therapist and rolled over the muscle with the same strokes they would use with their hands. Hands are also used to give a more complete feeling to the massage.

What are the benefits?

Prepares the Body for Deep Tissue Massage

Bamboo tools are heated in a heating pad until the appropriate temperature. The warmth alone relaxes cold muscles. In turn, it allows the therapists to use the tools to address the affected area sooner. Since the muscles immediately react to the heat, they relax quicker. So, the massage itself is more effective. Efficiency, in essence, is a clear benefit of this type of massage. It gives the therapists a means of (pre-)preparing the body for the treatment. In the end, this means faster results.

Induces The Profound State Of Relaxation

Aside from its comforting, therapeutic warmth, this massage instantly relaxes the muscles. It does this by using warm bamboo to knead the tissues like bread dough. Thus, it lengthens and broadens the musculature. Like a rolling pin, Bamboossage is replicate the action of kneading a dough. Thereby insisting the muscles further relax. Instead of beating them into submission, the tools gently and respectfully soften the structures for optimal relaxation.

Increases Circulation In The Body

The warmth of the tools causes the blood vessels to dilate, which in turn increases blood flow. When blood rushes through the interstitial tissues, it flushes out toxins. And provides an immediate healing effect. Individuals with poor circulation may suffer from the discomfort of excess fluid in their extremities, such as the hands and feet. Typically, this can result in fatigue, pain, and cold extremities due to an accumulation of lactic acid in the musculature. By increasing the circulation in the body, it brings in fresh, oxygen-rich blood to tense, damaged muscles. Lymphatic fluid circulation is also enhanced, resulting in improved bodily functions, lower blood pressure, and the removal of metabolic waste from internal organs and muscles.

Reduces Muscle Tension and Soreness

With the combination of the three above mentioned points, the result is that muscle tension and soreness vanish. Now that there is increased blood flow in the body, the hands-on Bamboo massage tool techniques work to stimulate the muscles at the source of discomfort and pain. In doing so, it creates a healing, pain-relieving effect. In this way, the body’s natural painkillers assist to dull the pain and release tension. When a therapist focuses on the physical source of discomfort, chronic conditions like migraines, arthritis, and back pain have been found to improve drastically.

Provides a Unique Experience

In essence, Bamboossage is a lot like a session performed entirely with the therapist’s forearms. However, this is not the case at all. Instead, the practitioner’s hands and forearms move together fluidly, seamlessly, creating a truly unique experience. As phenomenal as any massage is, there’s something unquestionably one-of-a-kind about Bamboo Massage. It is quite common for people to go out of their way to experience such an exceptionally soothing treatment. Once they arrive at the office, clients are often hooked on the unique elements of this modality. The word ‘relaxing’ doesn’t do it justice as a descriptor for this treatment style. Instead, it achieves a deeper level of meditation. It provides the clients with a remarkably revitalizing experience. At the end of a session, clients frequently feel as though they took a well-deserved mini vacation to tropical island resort spa.

Guarantees a Win-Win Scenario for Both Client and Therapist

Usually, a massage therapist must work hard to provide all of the above-mentioned positive benefits. However, with Bamboossage , the pivoting action of the tools allows for more real leverage. As such, the client benefits from the deep tissue work while the therapist benefits from injury prevention. Furthermore, the various shapes and sizes offer unique tools that fit into awkward parts of the body. These spots need massage work but put much strain on a therapist’s hands.

Interesting fact about Bamboossage?

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.

We strongly recommend that you come in for a Custom Massage first – here, you can take time to discuss your specific concerns and needs with your therapist to determine if this type of therapy is a good option for you!

Uma Seaman
Uma Seaman

Owner/Director of Massage-Ology

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