Three Bamboo Massages or Choice of One Bamboo Massage or Prenatal Massage from Jen Wallace, LMT (Up to 55% Off)

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Getting a massage is a great way to manage stress and ensure your back isn't covered in scorpions. Clear your mind with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $39 for one 60-minute warm bamboo massage or 90-minute prenatal massage ($80 value)
  • $109 for three 60-minute warm bamboo massages ($240 value)

Jen Wallace, LMT

Bamboo Massage: Plant-Based Healing

Massage therapists use bamboo as a unique source of soothing pressure. Study up, then relax with Groupon's look at bamboo massage.

A massage therapist's hands are strong and capable by necessity, but for deep, consistent pressure all over the body, bamboo can lend a little extra help. By kneading, tapping, sliding, and rolling smooth bamboo sticks—often heated—across muscles, practitioners can induce a state of deep relaxation in their clients. Because it's so versatile, bamboo can achieve effects similar to shiatsu, lymphatic-drainage, and thai massage while enabling more intense and prolonged pressure, since the rods relieve some of the hands' burden. Oil or lotion often accompanies the strokes, which can range from focused kneading with the end of the stick to rolls that travel the length of the body. Massage therapists are likely to use several rods for different parts of the body—thicker ones across the upper legs and shoulders, and thinner ones elsewhere to avoid squishing the tentacles. Wherever they roll, the sticks help promote circulation and release muscle knots.

Though bamboo massage is the new rising star on spa menus across North America, the tradition is rooted in ancient Chinese medicine. Since bamboo was part of daily life—used for everything from paper and musical instruments to simple farm tools and wireless routers—it was only natural that it found its way into the culture's healing practices. The plant even took on spiritual significance, becoming an enduring symbol for youth, prosperity, strength, and peace.

In a Nutshell

Skilled therapist's hands aided by warm bamboo to ease chronic tension and promote deep relaxation; prenatal bodywork for expecting mothers

The Fine Print

Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Must be 18 and over. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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