We use our facial muscles constantly, so tension in the face is common. By relaxing the muscles of the face the whole body unwinds, and, when your face is relaxed, you look younger. This soothing face massage helps the skin look more supple. We round out the session with bamboo massage applied to the hands and feet.
In China, stalks of bamboo still symbolize eternal youth, strength, prosperity, and peace. What may seem like a new technique, bamboo massage, has ancient roots and perhaps deeper associations than simply bodywork.
Part of what makes bamboo hard and straight, yet flexible and light, is that its outer cell walls are covered with silica. This creates a crystalline-like matrix, much like that of a quartz crystal or our own connective tissue.
chronic tension in muscles. And for the face, this symbiosis provides great relaxation and a more supple, youthful appearance to the skin.
As therapists and clients search for new approaches to massage therapy, bamboo massage may be at the forefront, offering a basic solution: a technique that not only makes use of a renewable and sustainable resource, but also reconnects us to ancient approaches. This reminds us of what it means to be connected and interconnected -- respecting our needs and those of the natural world that support those needs. This may be the gift that this seemingly simple material offers: strength, flexibility, and versatility, without depleting our world or ourselves
Gently heated pieces of smooth bamboo are used to knead tight muscles and roll out tension for a deep tissue or relaxing massage. Soothing heat penetrates the muscles, triggering the body’s automatic relaxation response. Muscles get looser, joints become more flexible and an amazing sense of well-being washes over you.