Those clever Giant Panda’s must have known something was up as their love affair with the multipurpose bamboo tree dates back centuries. Used to fill panda tummies, make musical instruments and artwork, it was only a mere matter of time before bamboo would be used for healing. You can experience this ancient healing method with a 45-minute heated bamboo massage at Designer Treatment for R128.
The professional and experienced therapists at Designer Treatment have been trained to use this lovable food of black and white bears as a tool, providing deep-tissue work to replenish and de-stress your tired muscles. Heated bamboo massage is the latest new treatment and is already huge in Europe, Asia and the USA. This unique massage involves using various sized heated bamboo rods to knead and roll out knots and relax tense muscles.
In China, stalks of bamboo symbolise eternal youth, strength, prosperity, and peace. No wonder bamboo is the preferred massage tool, aimed at drawing out impurities and infusing prosperity and peace with its heated touch. With you running around at work mimicking a headless chicken and running around at home mimicking a headless chicken, your back and shoulders bear the brunt of all your stress, tension and headless chicken running. This massage combines the traditional benefits of massage along with the comforting qualities of heat.
Designer Treatment guarantees that you will feel like a brand-new you after this heated bamboo bliss. The bamboo tree is steeped in Asian mystery and myth with several Asian cultures, including that of the Andaman Islands, believing that humanity emerged from a bamboo stem and is incorporated into much of their daily lives. Other benefits of a heated bamboo massage include the stimulation of blood circulation, relief of muscular tension and aiding in lymphatic circulation. This Groupon is the perfect relaxing experience to treat and restore your body and mind.
Bamboo fact: In China, school children use bamboo stalks as giant paintball shooters. However this was banned in class when a Chinese boy loaded his bamboo stalk with blue pen ink and took aim at a fellow classmate, squirting the blue ink in her face. The girl’s eyebrows never recovered and still bare a shocking tinge of blue today.