By Dapahne Lantroop
Bamboo massage therapy or bamboo fusion as some call it is the new form of massage therapy that is growing. A reason as to why is that it helps the massage therapist to offer a deep muscle massage a lot easier with the use of the bamboo. As a massage therapist this form of massage is something that interest me and I would like to learn it so that I may offer it in the local area.
This form of massage came about due to a lady named Nathalie Cecilia. She got the ideal of using the bamboo as tool one day when she was giving a massage to person that wanted a deep tissue, which was harder and deeper massage. She saw the bamboo stick in the corner and tried and the client liked it. Then she came up with different ways to incorporate the bamboo into her massages. She now travels the United States giving seminars on how to use the bamboo massage.
What makes bamboo such an interesting massage is that it helps too release the tension or fascial adhesions which will in turn help to restore and rebalance the body’s electromagnetic field. There are two properties that when giving a massage help to release the tension or fascial adhesions. They are piezoelectricity and pyroelectricity; piezoelectricity “is the ability of some materials to generate an electric potential in response to applied mechanical stress or pressure across the crystal lattice” and pyroelectricity “is the ability of certain materials to generate an electrical potential when heated or cooled.” Piezoelectricity is activated with pressure and pyroelectricity with heat. So with the bamboo sticks, the pressure that can be applied with heated sticks helps to release the tension.
The bamboo massage is a massage that can greatly help the therapist with clients that need a harder and deeper massage than the regular Thai massage. By hopefully learning this technique in the future, I will be able to offer this technique here in the area.
What do you think of Bamboo Fusion? I’d also love to hear what is your favorite add modality to massage?