For millennia bamboo has symbolized strength, stability and peace. Today massage therapists use the plant to offer the same value to the human body.

What is Bamboo Massage?

Bamboo massage delivers deep tissue massage with a warm bamboo stick, which is used to roll, knead, and slide the muscles. The bamboo stick substitutes for the massage therapist’s hands, the strokes simulating traditional massage therapy techniques. Practitioners combine different modalities, as diverse as Swedish massage and Thai Yoga massage, to create a wholistic healing experience.

The practice was developed in 2004 by Nathalie Cecelia, a massage industry pioneer, who initially used bamboo to relieve her fatigued hands and wrists. She soon discovered the therapy offered a host of benefits for her clients, too, some similar to traditional massage and some entirely unique.

Benefits of Bamboo Massage

Like traditional massage, bamboo massage promotes circulation, relieves pain, and offers a deep sense of well-being and relaxation. Bamboo massage is especially effective for neck, shoulder, and back pain and detoxification.

A viable alternative to hot stone massage, bamboo massage also offers the unique benefits of silica, a component of the bamboo plant. Applied topically, silica is important for “optimal synthesis of collagen and for activating...enzymes...important in the formation of collagen network, improving skin strength and elasticity” (Source).


Discover Touch’s massage specialist, Serge Bogoutski, is one of the first massage therapists to bring this innovative technique to the Philadelphia region. Now you can experience the benefits of bamboo massage for yourself in a 60, 90, or 120-minute appointment. Book your massage appointment online or call today: 267-603-3530.



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