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.
Signature Service: Swedish and deep-tissue massage
Brands Used: Miessence, DoTerra
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 1
Pro Tip: Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment to allow time for the required paperwork.
What are some of your most popular services? What do you think clients love them so much?
One- or two-hour therapeutic massage, 90-minute deep-tissue massage, and aroma touch integration massage. Our clients enjoy the lasting health benefits, reduced tension, and pain relief that our tailored massages provide.
Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?
I integrate essential oils into each massage to promote health and wellbeing.
How did you get started in the beauty industry? Did you have an "ah-ha" moment in life?
I am a healthcare provider limited practitioner licensed through the state medical board to practice therapeutic massage. I knew from the age of five that I had a calling as a healthcare provider. I had a strong desire to help and heal other people, and that desire has only grown over the years.
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