Modelling Massage has a mix of health benefits. The treatment improves the body as a whole using a great combination of manual and bamboo stick techniques that stimulate the lymphatic system. It is intended to eliminate excess liquids and toxins, strengthen the immune system, and increase oxygen in the tissues. It also improves circulation, as the masseuse uses specific movements and gentle pressure to reduce fluid retention.
Modelling Massage, executed firmly and quickly can reduce cellulitis, regenerate tissues, relax muscles, improve skin appearance, and assist with overall toning of the body. Bamboo massage can also help with weight loss by breaking down fat cells.
Benefits of Bamboo Massage
- Eliminate edemas (accumulation of liquids), swellings
Reduce pain caused by swelling
Helps to prevent cellulitis
Improve body contour and tones
Decrease menstrual cramps and improves Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Detoxify the body, eliminating toxins
Improve Digestion and Activate circulation
How it works
The Therapy is divided into two steps: Manual Modelling Massage and Bamboo sticks.
The first step in which Manual Lymphatic Drainage is performed to boost the Lymphatic System to work better. During the therapy, this lymph that becomes accumulated in the cells is routed out of our body, and this is possible by stimulating the lymph nodes and making the movements from the lymph to the places that will eliminate it. Through fast and firm stroke movement, whose goal is body shaping, this technique improves the appearance of the skin, tone, body contour, preventing and reducing cellulitis. This massage redistributes the corporal contours, improving the circulation and oxygenation of the tissues.
In the second step, bamboo massage is typically done with a hollow organically-treated bamboo cane of different lengths and diameters, which is warmed or used at room temperature. Longer sticks of various widths are used for gliding strokes, whereas smaller tools can be used for more detailed work. The canes are used as a tool in all modalities of massage. This is believed to be an ancient therapy. The bamboo cane replaces the hand of the therapist. It is able to give a deeper, firmer massage. The cane is held by the therapist and rolled over the muscle with the same strokes they would use with their hands. The massage ensures circulation, sensory nerve perception and provides a deep sense of relaxation and serenity. Stimulation of the tissue by the bamboo stick helps in getting relief by dissipating the heat that results from an accumulation of toxins and poor circulation. The muscle is then kneaded, which assists in the release of tension and easing of knots. Similar to massage, it promotes circulation, relaxation, and other general benefits.
A natural detox – move over toxins
The rolling and kneading of the bamboo sticks stimulate and heat the body, thereby dissipating accumulated toxins. The enhanced circulation moving through the body, heart, and lungs also helps to remove stagnant toxins. Similarly, it improves lymphatic drainage and the removal of excess fluids.
Bamboo massage is thus a perfect massage treatment as part of a detox and/or weight loss program.
Fabricia graduated from the Vancouver school of healing arts. She specializes in integrative massage, combining many massage techniques including Swedish, deep tissue, shiatsu, Indian head massage and reflexology into each session. Fabi also has extensive experience in cosmetics, skincare and facial applications, adding to her ability to enhance overall health and well being. She believes that through massage, you can allow your mind to rest indulging in a total state of bliss and deep relaxation.