This article was supplied by Stonehenge Australia Massage Kits.
Traditional massage tools are being adapted to modern spa and salon massage and beauty treatments. For many years hot stone massage has been known for its therapeutic and relaxation value, and as in the past, seashell and bamboo are being added to hot stone. As well as adding them to remedial, deep tissue, reflexology and relaxation massage, they have the versatility to improve all beauty treatments. Read on to find out more.
What is Hot Stone, Seashell & Bamboo Massage?
Romans and Greeks used birch wood, Hawaiians used Guava while Chinese, Indian and many other cultures fashioned wooden tools from bamboo. Centuries ago the original tools used in cupping were made from bamboo. Seashells have also been used as well.
The Benefits of Seashells & Bamboo
Seashells are made of 99% calcium and have therapeutic properties, along with an amazing feeling when introduced to the skin. Bamboo has a therapeutic silica and like seashell gives an uplifting feeling to all treatments to which it is introduced. Both modalities are fast becoming popular not only with stone massage, but as stand alone treatments.
Adapting these modalities to modern menus serves two purposes. Firstly the client loves the feel of the seashell and the therapist can save tired thumbs, wrists and arms, gving them longevity in their career. Another bonus is that these techniques are not just for winter but can be used all year round. All the tools can be used cool, room temperature, warm or hot, using the principal of thermotherapy.
Seashell, bamboo and stone massage are surprisingly easy techniques to learn and add to any therapists routine. Chiropractors and Osteopaths are also adding them to their massage techniques as they become more and more popular. The modalities are adaptable to all spa, salon, body and beauty treatments including facials, manicures, pedicures and exfoliation treatments.