Warm Eastern Bamboo Massage
What is a Warm Eastern Bamboo Massage?
A warm Bamboo treatment is a relatively new method in the world of massage therapy. What seems like a new technique has ancient roots and perhaps deeper associations than simply bodywork. In China, stalks of bamboo symbolise eternal youth, longevity, strength, prosperity and peace. In many countries it symbolises strength of character, resilience, flexibility, honesty and simplicity.
Mainly bamboo sticks from Asia are used as it is a sturdy, versatile plant that is found in abundance throughout Asia. Only the stalks are cut whilst the root stays intact – for rapid re-growth.
The warmed, smooth sticks of various sizes are chosen by the therapist for either, a light relaxing, uplifting and balancing massage or for giving a deep tissue massage by using more, deeper pressure. The warmth of the pre-heated bamboo helps to relax the muscles and reduce pain or discomfort and boost a healing process.
Warm Eastern Bamboo Massage for whom?
Most people benefit from a Warm Eastern Bamboo Massage. This treatment can be an important part of keeping and feeling well. This massage suits people who respond well to heat and/or for whom heat aids their mental relaxation. It also helps people who suffer from chronic pain or who enjoy the greater intensity of this wonderful Warm Eastern Bamboo Massage.
The benefits of this therapy include a reduced feeling of stress, deep state of relaxation for mind and body. Warm Eastern Bamboo therapy can help in the treatment of muscular aches, pains, and strains, rheumatic and arthritic conditions, back pain, headaches, insomnia and it helps to improve circulation and it can help to reduce anxiety, tension and depression. During a massage endorphins are released in the body, these are body substances that reduce pain and bring about a feeling of wellbeing.
What does the treatment involve?
Typically a soothing or if preferred a more deep massage is performed with the recipient lying on the treatment couch.
The bamboo sticks are warmed up it a certain point so that it is still safe to massage the skin with them straight away.
This treatment provides warmth to the muscles and may bring profound relaxation. A typical session lasts over one hour following the initial consultation.
The treatment is suitable for most people. However, there are some contra-indications: if you suffer from a contagious condition or an acute infection of the skin or use painkillers on a regular basis you should consult your GP before receiving treatment.
The same applies to people who have had an accident recently (that resulted in spinal injuries) or who suffer from thrombosis. People who have problems with their spine or joints, who receive cancer treatment, suffer from Diarrhoea, Thrombosis or are pregnant (first trimester only) should seek advice from their GP before booking a treatment.
After a treatment
After the treatment the recipient will feel deeply relaxed. Therefore we suggest the recipient takes some time to enjoy the deep state of relaxation and to slowly come back to full awareness. (Some people might be too relaxed to drive, for example, until about 20 minutes after the treatment.)
After the treatment the recipient should take time to rest, as the body will detoxify for up to 48 hours. Therefore the recipient should also rest more in the following days and drink plenty of water in order to gain maximum benefit from this healthy treatment.