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Thai Warm Bamboo Massage

Thai Warm Bamboo Massage combines the traditional benefits of deep bamboo massage along with the comforting qualities of heat.  It is the perfect massage to counter the effects of muscle tension,stress and lack of rest. This unique massage is a must for those who enjoy therapeutic massage.   The warmth from the bamboo helps to penetrate deeply into the muscles to decrease spasm and relieve stress. Pain and tension melt away. You’ll feel relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated 

What to expect:

Thai Warm Bamboo Massage at Sabai Thai Spa uses techniques that incorporate smooth bamboo rods of various diameters, cut in a range of lengths.  These bamboo pieces represent the tools used for the Thai Warm Bamboo Massage.   After warming up the pieces of bamboo, the Thai Spa Therapist is then ready to use these tools as an extension of their hands, forearms and elbows.  This enables them to work deeply and effectively, which can produce, and deep, calming and therapeutic treatment.  The Thai Warm Bamboo Massage is a full body massage which takes between 60 and 90 minutes depending on the length of time requested by the Spa guest.  The Bamboo Massage Tools vary in size because different body parts require the use of different sizes and shapes of bamboo to be used in order to accommodate the shapes of the muscles, joints and bony structures of the body.

The Bamboo plant belongs to a family of “true grasses” called Poaceae, which contains over 10,000 species.  Bamboo varies from small annuals to giant timber bamboo.  Amazingly, in the right conditions, bamboo is able to grow up to 3 feet a day and usually is mature at around 7 years.  When cut, as long as the root system is left in tact it will continue to grow more shoots.  Now that is quite the renewable resource!

Long before paper was invented, Monks in the Buddhist Temples recorded their history on thin sheets of bamboo. This close relative of sugar cane was used in many ways from food ingredients, making tools, spiritual offerings and even building houses.  At that time, bamboo was such an important part of daily life that it naturally was used as a form of creative and spiritual expression, which became meaningful to rituals and healing practices.  In Thailand, it was in the North-East provinces that the use of bamboo for massage first became famous.  It has since been available in many rural health clinics and small day spas and is showing up more and more in large spas in Bangkok and internationally.

Just because we are seeing bamboo used in massages at in Day Spas in the west for the first time does not mean that this is a “new” technique.  It does have deep roots in tradition and is a truly exotic and effective method of delivering bodywork.  Sabai Thai Spa is always trying to incorporate a wide variety of interesting spa offerings steeped with history and meaning that may be less accessible in the modern world we are living in.


  • Sense of calm
  • Improved mood
  • Stress reduction
  • Reduce muscle tension
  • Improved blood circulation
  • Stimulate lymphatic system


Please arrive 5 – 10 minutes early, as to be able to relax before your relaxation massage begins.  Perhaps a cup of tea and some slippers may help you to prepare yourself to receive your relaxation massage.  We recommend at least 1 hour for your relaxation massage, but 90 minutes is preferred by our therapists to offer you the best experience possible.  Your can upgrade your relaxation massage with an Indian head massage to top it all off.


After the massage, your spa therapist may suggest a blend that you can use at home in between massage treatments.   You can use straight essential oils in diffusers to add aromatherapy scent to the air, or you can bring home a bottle of aromatherapy oil for topical application at home. Bath salts, soothing body oil, ginger tea


Bath Salts

Additional tips

  • don’t eat a heavy meal before the massage

·  if it’s your first time at the clinic or spa, arrive at least 10 minutes early to complete the necessary forms. Otherwise, arrive 5 minutes early so you can have a few minutes to rest and relax before starting the massage.

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