Bamboo symbolizes life energy, prosperity, longevity, sexuality, and fertility. In China, stalks of bamboo symbolize eternal youth, strength, prosperity, and peace. So if you have never heard of Bamboo massage and think it must be a new technique think again. Bamboo massage has ancient roots and associations that maybe go deeper than bodywork and massage styles. Today, bamboo massage is promoted as a new style of massage. Maybe some spas will call it Bamboo-Fusion, or market it as their newest exotic massage treatment and their therapists are the only ones that can do it. But bamboo massage should be seen as much more than a new fad.
Bamboo massage uses bamboo stalks of varying lengths and diameters to provide deep-tissue work to the customer. Some practitioners combine elements of shiatsu, TCM, Thai massage, lymphatic drainage, and even Ayurveda into the technique, and sticks are sometimes heated, and essential oils can also be used. It is designed as a replacement applicator for the hands or arms. Its benefits include relaxing tissues, loosening and easing tension and pain and aiding the circulatory system. Massage gives the therapist license to express themselves and adapt as they think fit so the massage will most benefit their customers. Bamboo massage promotes circulation, sensory nerve perception, and lymphatic drainage and provides a deep sense of self-relaxation and ultimate well-being. Many therapists realize that using bamboo sticks gives their hands a rest and uses different muscle groups for their normal massage strokes, which is a real change for them as well.
Typically, bamboo massage uses 4 to 16-inch bamboo sticks to apply the pressure, kneading, and stroking techniques to stretch the fascia in various directions. Longer and thicker sticks are used for gliding strokes, and smaller and thinner sticks are used for more detailed work. The longer and thicker sticks are used for massaging large muscle areas such as the back and thighs, while the shorter and thinner sticks are used for small muscles such as hands and feet. Apart from relieving stress and tension in your body, 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. Silica is important in keeping your skin and hair healthy and can even alleviate eczema and psoriasis. The bamboo extract also contains antioxidants that help minimise wrinkles, Its anti-irritant properties soothe your skin when applied through aromatic lotions. If you want the radiant skin, this treatment is for you.
So Bamboo massage seems to have it all. If you want to eliminate pain, promote good skin or ensure total relaxation; bamboo massage has it all for people seeking overall well-being (don't forget the wrinkles)
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