Bamboo and Rattan
Massage Bamboo For centuries bamboo has been a vital part of
everyday life throughout South East Asia. No one knows who first started
to use bamboo tools to help ease the tired muscles of family members but
it was only natural that they would fashion massage tools out of the
material that had come to signify good luck, long life, friendship,
peace and harmony.
Bamboo and Rattan Massage Tools Body Wisdom Bamboo Massage uses a special set of beautifully crafted
bamboo and rattan tools imported from South East Asia. With their
natural coloration and texture, no two sets are ever the same. In use
the smooth surface of the bamboo feels good on the body of the client
and in the hands of the therapist alike and it is common to hear from
clients that they cannot tell the difference between the hands of the
therapist and the tools themselves.
Each tool is
designed to work on various parts of the body and maximize leverage and
gravity with sliding, rolling, kneading, pivoting, levering, tapping and
friction techniques. Because the tools cover such a broad area at
time they afford some of the most effective and enjoyable work
imaginable on trouble areas such as neck, shoulders, back and legs.
Warm Bamboo Before being applied to the body the Bamboo and Rattan tools are warmed with a
heating pad. The application of the warm bamboo melts away the tensions
of the client while at the same time creating a deeply relaxing and
soothing experience. The tools are switched from time to time to
maintain that warm bamboo feel.
Can You Work Deeper? Bamboo Massage answers the
often asked question of therapists, 'how can I work deeper on my clients
who want deep pressure and save my hands?' The use of bamboo and rattan
tools levels the playing field between smaller therapists and larger
deeply muscled clients. The often heard request from client's 'can you
work a little deeper' can now be addressed with the proper use of the
tools while still maintaining a natural feel to the client's massage
The Body Wisdom Approach: The Body Wisdom approach
focuses less on a complete bamboo massage 'sequence' where the therapist
attempts to do every single part of a massage with bamboo and rattan.
The simple truth is that bamboo and rattan tools are absolutely
fantastic for some things and way below average for others. Body Wisdom
rather concentrates on the strengths of the tools such as their use in
broad myofascial release, deep tissue strategies, trigger point work,
leverage moves, and good body mechanics which allow gravity to do the
work. Students will learn not only how and where to integrate bamboo
and rattan tools as an inviting addition to their normal bodywork
routine, but also how to create a complete Bamboo Massage treatment with
other Spa and Bodywork elements.
'Save Your Hands' Many therapists are looking
for ways to avoid stress to their wrists and thumbs that can sometimes
be brought on by the repetitive massage movements of traditional Swedish
massage. In our 100-Hour Deep Tissue course and in our Therapeutic Massage Level 2 course, Body Wisdom
students learn methods to use their knuckles and forearms in ways that
completely eliminate the stresses caused by Swedish massage techniques
alone. Body Wisdom Bamboo Massage offers yet another alternative to
giving deeper pressure and at the same time 'saving your hands' by
letting the bamboo tools to 'do the work'.
Bamboo and Rattan
massage is a great addition to any massage, spa and bodywork practice
and offers countless possibilities when combined with other techniques
in the Body Wisdom Signature Spa series listed below.
and Rattan Massage" is a 25-Hour Body Wisdom Elective
Therapeutic Level 1