Hot Stone and Bamboo Massage
Along with Sports therapy tools I am also offering an incoropration of a Warm Bamboo Massage and Hot Stones in my practice in my Burlington, Vt Massage Office. Known for its healing properties, this massage works at all levels to balance, calm and energize you physically, mentally and spiritually.
Most of the benefits using a Hot Stone or a Warm bamboo cane are the same as deep tissue massage and more!
Hot Stone or Bamboo cane, helps to do deeper work for me. It’s like a tool that can help me to dig into the muscles deeper.
So some of these wonderful benefits are:
It relieves neck, shoulder and upper back pain well as stiffness.
Improves the quality of sleep and helps insomnia.
It increases mental clarity and like other massage techniques relief depression.
It increases lymphatic drainage and helps remove toxins from the body. Encourages the body’s natural healing abilities.
It releases endorphins, which is your body’s natural painkiller. Thus is relieves stress.
The bamboo cane or Hot Stone replaces the therapist’s hands, and it is used to give a deep, firm massage. The therapists holds the cane and rolls over the muscle with the same strokes they would use with their hands. The ending of the muscles assists in the release of tension and easing of knots. Massage practitioners often use the whole arm from elbow to wrist, and the use of the bamboo massage cane/stone replaces this technique.
Hands are used to work over the muscles and the cane is used to focus on knots. As the Stone/cane is used instead of the hand, various techniques and modalities can incorporate the use of bamboo canes. This can have the benefit of less stress to the practitioner’s hands and arms.
-Jolita Brilliant, Licensed Massage Therapist, Burlington, Vermont