What is Wood Therapy Massage?
Wood therapy massage is a massage technique that employs the use various wooden instruments that are then applied to the surface of the skin by a licensed massage professional. These tools include wooden suction cups and rolling pins with contoured edges that are designed to relax the body. The practice usually doesn’t include the use of topical creams and lotions but they can be added to enhance the experience.
It can be just as, if not more, beneficial as other types of massage. Wood therapy massage will relieve tension and pain in the body to help you unwind after a long week. It can also be used as a form of pain management, aiding your recovery after an injury. This type of massage also supports lymphatic drainage to help the body rid itself of excess fluids. It can reduce swelling after surgery or childbirth and even break up fat deposits under the skin to help you feel lighter and healthier. Regular massage strengthens and tightens the skin for a more youthful appearance.
What to Expect on Your Visit to Mellow Massage
The process is similar to that of other massages. You will enter a soothing environment with natural aromas and soft lighting to help you relax. Your licensed massage therapist will go over the body contouring experience and show the tools they will use during the massage. Talk with them about any pain or health issues you are experiencing to make sure they pay attention to the right areas.
You will then lie flat on your back or stomach as the therapist moves the tools up and down the affected areas. They will adjust the amount of pressure based on your preferences. The bell-shaped cups create a suction feeling while the pins break up tense muscles.
At the end of the session, you should start to feel the benefits right away. We usually recommend that you come back several times over the next few months to improve the results.
Contact Mellow Massage in San Deigo today to schedule your first appointment!