Coming soon, the first class in Spanish July 6-7 in Bonita Spring FL
Do not miss the International Congress Of Esthetics & Spa in Miami Beach April 7-8 2013
Nathalie Cecilia, founder will be demonstrating on stage Bamboo-Fusion on the table, on the chair and on the face
The 2012 ISPA Conference & Expo in Orlando Oct 14-17. Please come and visit our booth #730, you will be able to learn more about our products and recieve a complementary treatment on the chair massage with warm bamboo
Nathalie Cecilia, Founder
BAMBOO-FUSION AT THE CANADIAN MASSAGE CONFERENCE……Nov 4,5,6 2011
ONE Concept member, Bamboo-fusion is this month’s Green Leader. Nathalie Cecilia developed this new, unique massage therapy routine that uses biodegradable tools and environmentally friendly practices in 2004. This massage technique creates a luxurious and exotic spa experience with efficient and natural eco-friendly Bamboo.
Bamboo tools are top quality, renewable, massage tools made of 100% solid bamboo. Bamboo-fusion focuses on producing massage products that continue to support green efforts to help save the planet. Read more about how Bamboo-fusion massage therapy is making a difference and finding solutions for our ONE planet!
Bamboo is part of “Wood” element. Massaging with bamboo as a massage therapist will help to feel grounded and stronger. After the treatment your clients will feel regenerates and revitalizes
What Is a Bamboo Massage?
eHow Contributing Writer
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spa ii image by studio vision1 from Fotolia.com Bamboo has been introduced into rituals for life energy, sexuality and fertility for thousands of years. Today, these ancient rituals have been reintroduced by modern spas through bamboo massage therapy, which incorporates bamboo in deep tissue massage.
Bamboo is a woody plant with hollow stems. It can grow a foot in 24 hours, which makes it an important renewable resource.
A massage therapist uses warmed bamboo stalks of varying sizes and diameter to apply a deep tissue massage by kneading the muscles with the bamboo stalks. Not only does this sooth sore muscles, but it also increases circulation and aids in providing a sense of deep relaxation.
Using special massage oils, the therapist rolls the stalks evenly over the client’s muscles, which is warming and relaxing. As a method of stress management, bamboo massage also can help with migraines, arthritis and respiratory problems.
The therapist begins at the feet and slowly moves up to the head. The therapist then turns around at the head and works back down to the opposite foot. Different size bamboo stalks are used for different muscles groups. The feet require a small 4-inch stalk, while thighs require a 16-inch stalk about 1 inch in diameter.
Most therapy sessions last 45 to 60 minutes, with effects lasting several days.
Bamboo-fusion® massage therapy is the latest and greatest spa treatment to hit the industry in years! It is easy to implement and the massage therapy training can easily be provided at your location to minimize travel for your staff, thus keeping expenses to a minimum.
Massage therapy training classes are readily available across the country specializing in warm bamboo massage. Bamboo-fusion has been featured in top spa magazines and trade publications making massage training for bamboo massage in high demand.
Nathalie Cecilia, originally from Nimes, South France is the original source in the United States for a brand new spa treatment she calls Bamboo-fusion. This trademarked treatment is in high demand by luxury spas and is gaining in popularity. Ms. Cecilia uses bamboo pieces cut into different shapes and sizes as extensions of her fingers during a massage treatment. She also “warms” the bamboo to allow the bamboo pieces to penetrate and relax the muscles quicker.
She originally discovered this form of massage during a massage treatment where the client kept requesting “deeper pressure” on his upper trapezius (shoulders). At a little over 5’ and only 100 lbs, Nathalie began to experience pain in her hands within only 2 months of doing traditional massage. As a Thai therapist, Nathalie sometimes did back walking while using bamboo poles that are 6 feet in length for balance. “As I was working on this gentleman who was in a sitting position, my eyes caught the two bamboo poles that I used for balance when back walking. I had the idea to use one of the poles for tapotement on his upper trapezius. So I stood about six feet from him, tapping on his shoulders with this very long stick, and he told me it felt really great!”
Small repetitive movements performed by the massage therapist when doing traditional massage can result in repetitive use injuries such as carpel tunnel. With the Bamboo-fusion massage, the bamboo tools allow the massage therapist to easily address deep pressure requests. Ms. Cecilia explains that she has noticed that after a few bamboo massage treatments, the client’s skin can actually become more supple.
In 2004, shortly after becoming a massage therapist, Ms Cecilia first started using bamboo and rattan tools to perform a flowing Swedish type massage. Imagine a skilled therapist using warmed bamboo to dissolve knots and tension throughout your body. These hand crafted tools are custom designed so that even the smallest therapist can give an effective deep tissue massage that is easy on their body, hands and wrists. This ecologically sound and sustainable product is currently made by skilled woodworkers, however when Ms. Cecilia first began bamboo massage, she actually made the pieces herself by hand.
Her bamboo tool sets have evolved over the past few years and are now made with 100% solid bamboo which is pressed into different shapes and sizes to match her Bamboo-fusion massage routine. The new bamboo tool sets, designed for full body massage, hold heat well and are very comfortable for the therapist to use. In addition to making bamboo sets that are commercially available, she also offers massage therapy training to other massage therapists. Her massage training offering for top quality professional massage training is well received by high end spas that need to offer unique treatments to their discriminating client base.
“There is a beautiful quality to the material; both you and the client feel very energized and revitalized, but also more relaxed.” Her technique uses massage oil or cream when performing a full body massage on a client. Shorter pieces of bamboo work well for smaller areas such as around the scapula. A 16” bamboo stick is also used to knead the muscles and do a “criss-cross” technique that stretches the fascia in all directions.
Unlike warm stone massage, the bamboo is easy to heat without the use of a roaster or crock pot. In the heating device she uses, the bamboo stays warm (which of course the clients love), and there is little clean up between sessions. During the Bamboo-fusion massage training classes, we also offer suggestions to incorporate the use of a few hot stones into the treatment for those that desire to mix bamboo and stones.
As therapists and clients continually search for new approaches to massage therapy, bamboo is at the forefront of the industry, offering the most basic solution. The use of a renewable and sustainable resource that connects us to ancient times allows our modern need for deep tissue massage to be addressed. Nathalie is the pioneer of bamboo massage and is a leader in the massage and bodywork industry. Massage therapy training in bamboo massage is great for seasoned massage therapists or for those in school or new to the industry. Massage therapy training classes in bamboo massage can be held just about anywhere. The bamboo sets are very lightweight and easy to carry making the massage training classes portable.
Many Asian countries treat bamboo with great reverence since it has played a significant role in feeding and housing them. It is very common for bamboo to be used in making musical and surgical instruments, furniture, eating utensils and storage baskets in addition to hundreds of other uses.
Bamboo is a highly renewable (sustainable) resource and boasts more than 1500 different species that grow naturally throughout most Asian countries in addition to South and Central America. The Chinese and Japanese have used bamboo since ancient times; however is just now becoming main-stream in the American culture.
In the United States, bamboo is primarily symbolic and is gaining in popularity due to the fact that it is a highly renewable resource. It is also beautiful and considered “lucky” by many people that possess bamboo stalks commonly arranged in a small vase. Many high end resorts and spas are now decorating with bamboo in the form of flooring, furniture, and artwork. Clothing and linens made of bamboo fibers are also very popular. Top resorts and spas take this a step further and incorporate bamboo into their spa menus as part of a new exotic treatment that feels luxurious. The massage therapy training class covers all aspects of implementation, ranging from the initial massage training to writing a description for your spa menu.
Nathalie and her team of instructors are in high demand by individual therapists and spas/resorts seeking massage training in this new effective treatment using bamboo. To address this demand, Bamboo-fusion massage therapy training classes are offered in various locations in the United States and are approved by the state of Florida and the NCBTMB for Continuing Education (CE’s) for license renewal. Classes are offered at several training facilities on a regular basis in Sarasota, Florida where Nathalie resides, as well as taught in Everett, Durham, and Cincinnati. She also offers onsite massage therapy training at spas and resorts across the country.
In addition to massage therapy workshops, Cecilia also offers DVD’s and specialized bamboo sets for each of her techniques which are for use on the table for full body massage and on the chair through clothing. In addition, Ms Cecilia just created a new French facial massage called Bamboo-Visage which utilizes a delicate tool set hand crafted from bamboo and rattan. This treatment was introduced at a recent spa show in Las Vegas and intrigued massage therapists as well as estheticians and spa directors. Retail products and bamboo massage therapy training class information are both available by visiting the founder’s website at www.Bamboo-fusion.com.
Just ask yourself these simple questions:
Do you need training in massage?
Do you need training in massage using a tool?
Do you need training in massage using heat to help warm the muscles?
Do you need training in massage that is easy on your hands and wrists?
Do you need training in massage for either deep tissue or relaxation massage treatments?
Do you need training in massage to earn CE’s?
Do you need training in massage to help your practice blossom?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you need training in massage with Bamboo-fusion.
Don’t delay – Contact us today!
A question I frequently asked my students before I started the class was… Why did they decide to learn Bamboo-Fusion Technique. For most of them it was to save their hands and wrists to be able to give more pressure. Lately it has become the answer for them to survive trough these difficult times by attracting new clientele curious to experiment the new and innovative technique.
I also notice that a lot of my students have to have a second job to be able to pay their bills…What about you ? Are you working part time or full time ? Are you doing only massage or something else ?
Thank for sharing with us
Nathalie Cecilia, founder of Bamboo-Fusion.