Bamboo Massage was created and mastered by Nathalie Cecilia. It is not as widely known as other modalities such as Swedish, Deep Tissue or even Hot Stone. When people hear bamboo, their first thought is not massage. This is because massaging using bamboo is new, relatively speaking.
Bamboo is being used as a substitution for wood, paper, and cotton in many products we already use today. Such items like bowls, eating utensils, plates, paper towels, toilet paper, clothing and bedding. This is because bamboo is durable, fast-growing, and strong.
During a massage with bamboo, the massage tools (sticks) are specially made containing bamboo and rattan, which is very similar to bamboo.
These tools are heated and used as an extension of the massage therapist's hands. The pressure range during a bamboo massage is versatile. It can be light, similar to a Swedish. Yet, it can be deeper, similar to a deep tissue. The bamboo massage tools are solid not hollow, and vary in shape between half-round and round, as well as the lengths differ from a few inches to over a foot. The bamboo glides and rolls over muscles allowing the heat to penetrated deep within those sore tissues. Compression with bamboo is great for trigger point work.
Let's not forget about the face. We have other bamboo tools to use specially on the face. It feels amazing. The heat and rolling action across the sinuses, and temples are so relaxing.
Bamboo Massage has several benefits.
* Relaxing to the mind and body
* Stimulates the blood flow and lymph
* Reduces tension
* Sensation of well-being
* Relieves tightness in muscles and tendons