Frequently asked questions
Why learn Bamboo-Fusion Massage?
The answer to this is really two-fold:
Do I need to take a workshop, or can I just learn the technique from the DVD?
The DVDs that come with the bamboo tool sets do show a wide variety of techniques that you can do with the bamboo tools. However, they are not intended to replace learning the technique from an authorized Bamboo-Fusion instructor.
How do I register for a workshop?
We now do most of our registration online! Just visit our Workshops page for a full list of Bamboo-Fusion classes throughout North America.
Are the bamboo sets guaranteed for life?
Bamboo is a natural element that will change with time and use, so we cannot guarantee it for life. However, if you experience an issue with one of your bamboo pieces soon after purchasing it, please contact Nathalie or your instructor.
What is the difference between "hot stone massage" and "warm bamboo massage"?
Bamboo is easy to use with minimal set up and cleaning. You can apply unique strokes such as kneading,rolling and crisscross. Leverage is used to effortlessly adjust pressure applied. Bamboo set and heating pad are lightweight and easy to carry. Great for out calls/home visits.
How do you clean and sanitize the bamboo?
After each treatment, use anti-bacterial wipes, that are safe for use on hands and face, to wipe down each piece. (no harsh chemicals or bleach). Change the pillow case on the heating pad just as you would your table linens. Bamboo has natural anti-bacterial properties. It contains silica and is very dense.
How do you heat the bamboo for a full body table massage?
Commercial grade electric digital heating pad 14 x 27.
Does the bamboo stay warm for the length of the treatment?
The sticks are 100% solid bamboo so they heat evenly and hold the heat well, Routine developed so the tools are used in a certain order and rotated back into the heating pad.
How long do they last?
When properly used and cared for according to the directions on the package insert, the bamboo will last for many years.
Can the therapist palpate using the bamboo pieces?
Therapists can feel tightness and adhesions in the tissue similar to when using thier hands. Use of heat and leverage helps reduce restrictions in fascia and scar tissue. Can be used for NMT and trigger points.
What are some ideas to assist massage therapists in marketing bamboo massage?
Photographs - a picture is worth a thousand words.