Warm bamboo massage, sometimes referred to as bamboo fusion massage, is a fairly new type of massage therapy made popular by therapists using warm bamboo sticks for massage when their hands and wrists became painful with deep tissue work. Using the bamboo tool gives them more strength and stamina for deeper pressure. The smooth sticks allowed for more penetrating maneuvers and made deep-tissue work easier.
Warm bamboo massage allows the therapist to use different lengths and diameters of bamboo canes. The warmed smooth bamboo, is integrated into a flowing Swedish massage. It brings the warming, soothing effect of hot stone into massage without all the extra time, mess, and prep work that stone therapy brings.
Bamboo holds the heat longer than stones do. The bamboo sticks are wrapped in a heating pad to warm them.
With the bamboo sticks as an extension of the hands the therapist can easily palpate, find tension areas, and manipulate knots and trigger points. The warm bamboo canes are used to knead and stretch muscle and fascia in all directions. The massage can go as light or as deep as necessary for the clients needs.
Massage lotion or oil is used with the bamboo. A twelve inch bamboo stick is used for large areas to knead the muscles and also uses a crisscross technique to stretch fascia. The shorter tools are used for small areas and deeper work. The warmth brings relaxation in a shorter time as it quickly penetrates to relax the muscles.
This wonderful technique promotes a deeply amazing sense of well-being and luxurious relaxation. Many have clients reported that the positive effects of the warm bamboo canes seem even longer lasting than deep tissue massage without the bamboo sticks.
A full treatment session lasts an hour, not including the consultation time. It is a fantastic treatment to have any time of the year, not just in winter for the warmth.