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Bamboo Massage

What is Bamboo Massage?

Bamboo Massage is a complementary therapy similar to Swedish Body or Deep Tissue massage but with bamboo canes (stalks) of various diameters and lengths to promote relaxation and well-being.

How it works

The bamboo canes can be either heated or used at room temperature. A massage medium is applied to the skin enabling the bamboo canes to glide freely over the contours of the recipient’s body.

Bamboo Massage at The No1 Pain Relief Clinic, Buxton

The application of bamboo canes enables the therapist to employ gravity supported leverage whilst utilising their body weight. Combined with a massage medium (e.g. oil) various massage techniques are then applied with the bamboo canes (e.g. kneading and rolling the body tissues) to stimulate a deep sensation of extreme relaxation and deep massage.


Furthermore Bamboo Massage can be used either on its own or in combination with other therapies such as Chinese Medicine or physical therapy to promote physiological and psychological well-being.  


Why choose Bamboo Massage

It is ideal and popular amongst sports professionals and people that enjoy a deep invigorating tissue massage to help facilitate the relief of muscle tension sustained in sports and professions that build up stress.


Benefits of Bamboo Massage

The Benefits of Bamboo Massage may take place on different levels such as physically, mentally and emotionally thereby producing a more balanced sense of well-being. The technique may offer several potential health benefits:  It induces deep relaxation, relieves stress and  fatigue, helps boosts both emotional and physical well-being, assists  alignment and postural integrity of the body, helps to assist the circulatory systems such as the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems.The combination of the heat, oil and Bamboo canes has the following effects:

  • Reduces tissue tension through heat  

  • Induces deep relaxation of muscle and nerve fibres (helps relieve chronic pain arising from overuse injuries)

  • Promotes the circulation as the massage and heat dilates the blood vessels enabling them to work more efficiently

  • Aids the elimination of toxins and waste products through increased lymphatic circulation and detoxification provided by the heat, oils and massage

  • Helps to restore the body’s vital energy flow (through the stimulation of meridian pathways)

  • The pressure can be evenly applied and maintained for longer periods

  • Effective deep tissue work can be performed in less time


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