Pain in the sacroiliac joint – where the pelvis meets the spine – is common, especially in mothers who carry a child on one hip. The muscles go into spasm to try to stabilise the area. The resulting inflammation may cause months of hip pain. In order to alleviate the pain, some massage therapists use Bamboo Massage.
The Bamboo Massage uses bamboo canes and oil to provide a deep-tissue massage. Bamboo is covered with silica, which feels smooth and silky on the skin. The firm pressure created by the canes being rolled up and down the body releases muscle tension.
With this technique, therapists focus on the painful area in hip and buttocks by rolling a thick hollow bamboo cane up and down the feet and legs. The same intense pressure is then applied to the hip and buttock. At the end of the session, the therapist will typically pound the hollow end of a bamboo cane hard down on the buttocks.
Have you tried Bamboo Massage or offer it at your establishment? What are your thoughts and experiences with this technique?