Bamboo massage

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In Bamboo massage, hollow bamboo canes are used a massage tool, either warmed or at room temperature. They can be used with or without hot stones.

Technique[edit]

The bamboo cane replaces the therapist's hands, and it is used to give a deep, firm massage. The cane is held by the therapist and rolled over the muscle with the same strokes they would use with their hands. The muscle is then kneaded, which assists in the release of tension and easing of knots. Massage practitioners often use the whole arm from elbow to wrist, and the use of the bamboo cane replaces this technique.

Another use of bamboo in massage would be bamboo cupping jars in Traditional Chinese medicine.[1]

Effect[edit]

This technique works in a very similar way to stone massage. Hands are used to work over the muscles and the cane is used to focus on knots. As the cane is used instead of the hand, various techniques and modalities can incorporate the use of bamboo canes. This can have the benefit of less stress to the practitioner's hands and arms.[1]

Diploma in Bamboo Massage - Author Deborah Lang. Internationally Accredited. ==References==

  1. ^ a b Sonia Osorio (May–June 2008). "Bamboo Massage A Meeting Of Past And Present" (ARTICLE). Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. Massage & Bodywork magazine. Retrieved 16 May 2012.