what is bamboo fusion massage

Bamboo fusion massage uses different lengths and diameters of bamboo sticks. The smooth bamboo is warmed and then used as part of the massage therapy, much like hot stones are. However, bamboo holds heat longer than stones do.

The bamboo sticks are wrapped in a heating pad to warm them. The bamboo is easily cleaned and sanitized with antibacterial wipes.

During the massage the bamboo sticks serve as an extension of the hands and the therapist can easily palpate, find tension, and help to decrease that tension. They are also used to knead and stretch muscle and fascia in all directions. The pressure can be as light or as deep as necessary.

Massage lotion or oil is used with the bamboo. A twelve inch bamboo stick is used for large areas to knead the muscles and also uses a crisscross technique to stretch fascia. The shorter tools are used for small areas and deeper work. The warmth brings relaxation in a shorter time as it quickly penetrates to relax the muscles.

what is DNM

DermoNeuroModulation (DNM) is a structured, interactive approach to manual therapy that considers the nervous system of the patient from skin cell to sense of self. Techniques are slow, light, kind, intelligent, responsive and effective. Positioning of limbs and trunk affects deeper nerve trunks, and is combined with skin stretch directed toward cutaneous fields of nerves that branch outward into skin.

DNM is a method for handling the human body and, most of all, its nervous system, in order to facilitate change, particularly in terms of its pain and motor outputs. It provides the participant with a novel approach to handling that is patient- and nervous system-friendly.

what is cupping

In massage therapy, Cupping is used as a direct clinical application. The therapist notes an area of restriction and applies the suction directly onto it to affect change. Cupping is used in the treatment of many types of muscle tensions, including common ailments such as neck pain, shoulder pain, lower back pain, and plantar fasciitis.

NANCY MARR R.M.T.

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