Wood Therapy Massage

Wood Therapy Massage

Wood therapy is a vigorous massage technique that utilises wooden, handheld tools, such as rolling pins and vacuum-suction cups. Purportedly, wood therapy is centuries old and is believed to have originated in Asia. The technique of wood therapy has seen a surge in popularity, primarily in South America, Columbia where people call it Maderoterapia.

According to a review published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, this type of therapy has positive effects to relax the body and reduce various types of ailments. It is even an aid to calm stress, muscle and joint pain, circulatory difficulties, among other diseases.

In turn, cosmetic benefits are attributed to it, since it is believed that its regular application reduces the appearance of cellulite, scars and varicose veins. And although there is a lack of evidence about its effectiveness, today it has a very important place in the field of aesthetics, as it has the ability to firm and tone the body.

The Treatment

Wood Therapy's objective is to eliminate the fat that accumulates in different parts of the body such as the hips, thighs and abdomen. This type of massage activates micro-circulation in the treated area and eliminates water retention. It is also used to shape and firm the buttocks. The practice has shown that anti-cellulite wood therapy is much more efficient than traditional anti-cellulite massage.

The Wood Therapy session begins with dry body in order to prepare the skin and muscles. Then, the therapist applies massage oil and starts hand massage following the massage with the wooden accessories.

Treatment Benefits

  • Non-invasive, 100% natural, and free of contraindications
  • Speeds up metabolism
  • Loosens tight, restricted muscles
  • Activates lymphatic system 
  • Breaks up cellulite
  • Tightens, tones, and reduces circumference of the body
  • Contours the body
  • Smoothes out bulges
  • Removes toxins from body
  • Burns fat
  • Strengths and tones the skin
  • Activates blood circulation
  • Improves muscle tone
  • Relieves back or neck pains and joint discomfort
  • Reduces stress, combats fatigue, and balances energy
  • Improves the production of collagen, elastin and vitamin E
  • Wood therapy is completely safe as it is a holistic type of therapy, natural and non-invasive (much like body contouring).

Before and After your Treatment

Here is some guidance on what to do to prepare for your treatment along with what you can expect after the treatment too

  • Try to avoid eating a large meal at least 1 hour before your treatment. Please also refrain from consuming alcohol or using other substances before any treatment or therapy.
  • Arrive on time. This insures that you don’t arrive flustered and stressed. It also means that you will get the most out of your treatment. We ask all clients to arrive 10-15 minutes before their treatment is due to begin.
  • Talk to your therapist. If you are concerned or anxious about anything to do with your treatment let us know. We want to make sure you are comfortable and relaxed.
  • We ask our clients to ensure they arrive clean and ready for their treatment. If you are coming straight from work or the gym, please let us know and we can arrange for the use of our shower facilities before the treatment. (A surcharge will apply).
  • All new clients will need to complete a full medical and lifestyle questionnaire before their treatment. All existing clients will need to complete a treatment record card before any subsequent treatments. This is to ensure we can provide you with the best possible care and to comply with our insurance policies.
  • Please wear loose comfortable clothing and appropriate underwear. For any spa treatments, a robe will be provided for your comfort.

Everyone client has to complete a medical and lifestyle questionaire on their first visit - we ask you to arrive early (approximately 20 minutes) to allow you time to complete this in our relaxation area. On every subsequent visit you will be asked to confirm that none of the details have changed. This is primarily for your protection and to ensure we are aware of any contra-indications before providing tretment. It is also a requirment of our insurers.

  • Drink plenty of water to help flush out toxins; massage aids the removal of toxins from the body
  • Coffee, tea and cola should be avoided as they contain caffeine. Aim to drink two glasses of water after each drink of tea or coffee if not. Or try to drink herbal infusions in place of tea or coffee
  • Avoid any headache tablets as these too contain caffeine
  • Avoid eating a heavy meal. Eat a light and natural diet, as refined and processed foods add to the toxicity levels within the body and hinder the natural healing process
  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol for the next 24 hours. Alcohol and smoking are counter-productive as they increase the levels of toxins in the body.

Healing Crisis

Some people may experience the following after treatment:

  • Feelings of tiredness or fatigue
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Headache
  • Heightened emotional state - feeling a little emotional, perhaps even tearful
  • Changes in bowel movements/urine
  • Excess perspiration
  • Flu-like symptoms

These effects are only be temporary and should subside within 24-48 hours.

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Treatment Options

All initial treatments will include a 20 minute consultation that will be carried out before you have your treatment.

60 Minutes


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