Do you know the benefits of wood therapy? At Body and Soul we offer a perfect fusion between Brazilian drainage (lipodrainage) and wood therapy which we call Body Sculpt Special. We tell you more in this article.
What is woodtherapy?
Woodtherapy is a massage technique that uses different wooden tools to perform massages and treatments on the body. This technique is used to stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation, tone muscles and reduce muscle tension, among other benefits.
At Body and Soul we combine this technique with other complementary therapies such as lymphatic drainage. Wood therapy is a non-invasive technique and produces no adverse side effects, making it a popular choice for those seeking a natural approach to body care.
Benefits of wood therapy
Woodtherapy or maderotherapy has a number of benefits for the body and mind, among them:
- Stimulation of blood and lymph circulation. Wood therapy helps to improve the flow of blood and lymph in the body, which can help reduce fluid retention and improve the elimination of toxins.
- Cellulite reduction. By working with cellulite-specific tools, wood therapy helps to break up fat nodules and improve the appearance of the skin.
- Muscle toning. This technique helps to improve muscle tone and elasticity, which in turn improves posture and reduces muscle tension.
- Stress or anxiety reduction. It helps to relax the mind and body, reducing stress and anxiety levels.
- Increased energy. Wood therapy can help improve circulation and oxygenation in the body, leading to increased energy and reduced muscle fatigue.
To enjoy all these benefits it is essential to put yourself in the hands of specialists, professionals with experience and the right tools to perform this technique effectively. If you would like to book a session in Marbella or Estepona, contact us today.
Wood therapy techniques and tools
The wooden tools used are specifically designed to work on different parts of the body and may include rollers, boards, cups and other wooden instruments.
Some of the most common tools used in wood therapy include:
- Wooden roller: This is a wooden cylinder with a diameter of approximately 5 cm and a length of 15 to 20 cm. We use it to apply pressure and roll over the muscles, relieving tension and improving blood circulation in the buttocks, legs or abdomen for example.
- Swedish cup: This is a cup-shaped or suction cup instrument made of wood and is used to massage different parts of the body, such as the arms, legs and back. The shape of the cup allows you to work on different areas with more precision.
- Wooden scraper: This is a spatula-shaped tool that is used to make friction movements on the skin. It helps to remove dead skin cells and improve blood circulation.
- Wooden hammer: A tool used to make gentle, rhythmic strokes on different parts of the body. It helps to relax the muscles and improve blood circulation.
- Wooden spiked roller: This tool has a surface with small wooden spikes that are used to apply pressure and massage different parts of the body. It is useful for releasing muscle tension and improving circulation.
In general, wood therapy is a safe and non-invasive technique that can help improve the health and appearance of the skin. However, it is important that it is performed by a trained and certified wood therapy professional to avoid any health risks from poor practice with the instruments or the area to be massaged.
Body Sculpt Special: combination of wood therapy and lipodrainage
We have created the perfect fusion between Brazilian drainage (lipodrainage) and wood therapy. In this massage we use a technique that combines firm, fast-paced pressure with unique pumping and manoeuvres combined with the elements of wood therapy.
Thanks to this treatment we increase the modelling and drainage with immediate results in just one session.
This massage is performed by areas: abdomen or legs and buttocks, according to the client’s choice. If you are interested, contact us today and book your massage at home.
Is wood therapy for everyone?
Wood therapy is not suitable for everyone and there may be certain contraindications that you should be aware of before considering this technique. In principle, it is not recommended for people with certain medical conditions or health problems:
- Skin problems such as dermatitis, eczema, etc. as wood therapy could worsen this condition. We should first ask a doctor or dermatologist about what happens if we have these skin problems and whether it is appropriate to have this type of massage.
- Circulatory problems. The wood therapy technique can cause problems such as varicose veins, thrombosis, etc. If you suffer from circulatory problems, we recommend that you consult your doctor before scheduling your appointment.
- Pregnancy. This type of massage is not recommended during pregnancy, as it can cause uterine contractions and increase the risk of miscarriage.
- Heart problems. If you have any heart problems, such as heart failure, hypertension, etc., it is important that you consult a doctor before considering this technique.
Remember that it is important to look for a trained professional to perform this body massage technique. At Body and Soul we perform home massages in Estepona and Marbella using quality products and natural bases. We have extensive training and experience in chiromassage and lymphatic drainage.