History of Warm Bamboo Massage

Bamboo has been used in China for over 5000 years- the earliest history of bamboo use in the entire world. In ancient China, bamboo was used for making books, food and paper. In the Jin Dynasty a special book on bamboo was written in 265 - 316 A.D., in which many of China's bamboo species were recorded in detail. It was the last native Chinese dynasty to rule the empire the Ming Dynasty, spanning almost three centuries between 1368 and 1644 to use bamboo as bedding.

Today bamboo is widely used for household articles such as floors, mats, beds, pillows, chairs, chopsticks, baskets and handheld fans. It is also used to make traditional Chinese musical instruments such as sheng, a reed instrument; the di, a flute; and the xiao, a flute held vertically.

Bamboo is also used in Chinese medicine. The leaves eliminate heat and phlegm; the juice cures, insanity, and the root can stimulate the vital forces, quench thirst, and promote lactation.
Bamboo is edible and often found in Asian cusine. Its extracts are also to be found in creams, lotions and skin scrubs.

The history of bamboo massage is not well known but believed to have started in South East Asia, by a resourseful Asian spa therapist. In South East Asia they believe that Bamboo is "the good luck plant".

  Coconut oil and tools used for a Warm Bamboo Massage                                                                            

The benefits of Warm Bamboo Massage

Bamboo Massage is carried out with different sized lengths of bamboo which have been warmed in a case
beforehand, oil is used to help the bamboo glide across the skin. This massage is very relaxing and comforting and has similar effects to a deep tissue massage.

The therapeutic effects of Warm Bamboo Massage last long after the treatment itself.      
The benefits are cumulative, varied and individual and can include the following:
  • Increase in circulation
  • Aids lymphatic drainage
  • Warmth helps aid relaxation
  • Helps releive stress
  • Promotes restful sleep and helps alleviate sleep disorders
What to expect in a treatment

A quiet warm room will be required to gain optimum benefits. 
All that is required for the treatment I will bring with me.(Including Towels)

Jewellery, contact lenses, glasses, shoes and clothes are removed, but remain in undergarments on lower half of the body

Client to lie on a couch (bought with me) on their back covered with a large towel.

An oil is used to allow the warmed bamboo to glide across the skin. coconut, sunflower or grapeseed oil is usual. The duration of this treatment is 60 minutes.


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