Bamboo Therapy

Origin of bamboo therapy

Originating in Japan, it was in 2003 in France that the physiotherapist Gil Amsallem, who was looking for accessories to help him in his massages, presented this technique at a congress, where he stated that the choice of bamboo was due to its soft and light texture. Thus, in the context of the spa, bamboo works as if it were an extension of the hands.

What is Bamboo Therapy?

Bamboo Therapy is a technique of French origin which combines the two benefits: aesthetics and well-being. It consists of the use of bamboo of different sizes. In addition to relaxation, the massage promises to reduce measurements and reshape the body.

The Bamboo Therapy technique is done with small bamboo rods of different sizes and its main difference is the intensity of the elimination of body fat, often more effective than lymphatic drainage. The technique is used as an auxiliary therapy for many treatments, due to the many benefits of this practice.

Benefits of bamboo therapy

The massage, in addition to having a relaxing effect, reduces tension and stress by releasing more energy to the body, because during the application of the technique, the body releases neurotransmitters (such as serotonin, endorphin, oxytocin) that provide the sensation of relaxation, relieve pain and tension, as well as general well-being.

It is used to promote :

  • Cell toning ;
  • Cellular renewal;
  • Detoxification;
  • Venous drainage;
  • Vasodilatation;
  • Improvement of the appearance of cellulite ;
  • Remodelling of localised fat
  • Improvement of the muscular tone of the face
  • Relief of expression lines ;
  • General relaxation ;
  • A calmer mind ;
  • A feeling of general well-being;

Bamboo therapy has the same contraindications as lymphatic drainage, i.e. this type of massage should be avoided for people with… :

  • Thrombosis
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Consult your doctor if in doubt