Bamboo massage incorporates bamboo sticks in different lengths that are custom made from bamboo and rattan. This technique is wonderful for anyone wanting a relaxing and luxurious massage or for anyone who needs deeper tissue work for over worked and injured muscles. It works to balance , calm and energize , physically , emotionally , mentally and spiritually . Bamboo combines techniques of Swedish massage along with the benefits of relaxing and soothing heat. Similar to hot stone massage , the therapist uses the heated bamboo as an extension of the hands to deeply massage the tissue. Bamboo holds the heat longer than stones do and are wrapped in a heating pad to warm them. The warmth melts away the outer layer of muscle, allowing the therapist to penetrate more deeply and without as much pressure. For those who like deep work the bamboo tools allow for deeper pressure than the hands can provide.