I love sharing my Integrative Massages with my clients.
My latest addition is something I call “Sticks and Stones™”. This is a combination of warmed Bamboo sticks in different shapes and sizes with Hot Stone Massage. Together it is smooth but deep. I’ve taken “Bamboo Fusion” a step further by adding the stones. The Japanese name for bamboo is take and the Chinese call it chu. Thus, they are called cho sticks by some practioners. The massage itself promotes circulation, sensory nerve perception, and lymphatic drainage, providing a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.
An added benefit for the practitioner is that using the bamboo sticks helps to reduce stress and strain on hands and fingers while still allowing for deeply penetrating maneuvers. I love the dance quality the massage takes on. Many times the client can’t tell if I am using my hands, stones, or the bamboo. It lulls them into a very deep state of relaxation.
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. Some practitioners believe that releasing tension or fascial adhesions held within this matrix can help restore and rebalance the body’s electromagnetic field.
Crystalline-like matrices are known to exhibit two specific properties: piezoelectricity and pyroelectricty. Piezoelectricity is activated with pressure and pyroelectricity with heat. These two properties are believed to contribute to some of the healing effects seen in bamboo massage.
It’s just one more exiting reason to experience the Eastwind Healing Center.
Call me at 319-337-3313 for your Sticks and Stones™ Treatment today!