Brazilian Massage, Maderotherapy or wood therapy, is a holistic massage technique based on the use of specifically designed woods in different shapes and sizes that assist with lymph drainage. This is a complete natural approach to body massage, except that wooden tools are used in combination with manual lymph drainage.
Due to the use of wood, this method of massage has many more benefits, and in addition to massage for relaxation which balances energy and reduces stress, this method of massage has spread for aesthetic purposes too. It firms and contours the body, eliminates local fat and fights cellulite along with other benefits such as lymphatic drainage.
The release of toxins further affects the metabolism that eliminates fat and that’s why the stimulation of the lymphatic system is an extremely important step in the fight against cellulite. The superficial pressure of characteristic of the Brazilian massage technique moves the fluid lymph through your lymphatic system.
The mechanic application of Brazilian massage, detach fat deposits from the muscles and from each other. Detached and broken fat deposits will flow washed in the lymph through the lymphatic system. The lymph nodes will clean them and the clean lymph will then go back into the circulatory system.
The waste products will then be released from the body with increased urination. That is why we recommend to the clients to increase their daily water intake, during and after a Brazilian Massage session. By doing that we stimulate the urinary system to be more active and release faster the waste products.
Benefits Of The Brazilian Massage
The benefits of Brazilian Massage are countless and I will list some of them here so you can learn something new about this method and what are the benefits of the Brazilian Massage.
Regulates the function of the lymphatic system
Boosts the immune system
Boosts energy level
Remove toxins from the blood
Improves blood circulation
Improves the production of elastin, vitamins and collagen
Reactivates the nervous system
Reduces stress and anxiety
Elevates, firms and tones muscles
Improves the elimination of fluids
Reduces water retention
Speeds up metabolism
Activates and improves digestive system
Eliminates deep deposits of cellulite
Flats the abdomen
Firms thighs and buttocks
Breaks down cellulite
Reduces your size
Lifts the buttocks
Duration, Frequency, Maintenance
The duration of a Brazilian Massage is relative, but you still have to decide on it. In my practice a regular session takes about 60 minutes, which includes working on the front thighs, abdomen, waist, buttocks and arms. In a one-hour massage, you will eliminate a lot of liquid and fat, but bear in mind that if you want to remove more compact, deeper fat I will have to work on that area longer.
For this type of clients we might extend the duration of the massage session to 90 minutes for the first 3-4 appointments and then to continue with regular one hour sessions. In partial treatments, we will focus on the areas that they need more work. These treatments can last only 40 minutes and are cheaper. If you don’t need a full body Brazilian Massage we can work also on the areas that need treatment, like the buttocks for example or the legs.
First Week – 2-3 treatments
Second Week – 2-3 treatments
Third Week – 2 treatments
Fourth Week – 2 treatments
Fifth Week – 2 treatments
Sixth Week – 1 treatment
1 Treatment per month after completion of the therapy.
Improve Results Of Brazilian Massage
Clients who are coming for regular massages won’t need this suggestions to improve results. This suggestions are only for clients who are coming for the anticellulite, Brazilian Massage. So if you would like to amplify the results of the Brazilian Massage, you can follow this suggestions or get a consultation from a dietician/nutritionist.
Increase fluid intake to 2-3 liters per day. Detox teas are a great option. Some great detox teas that you can find easy online are red clover blossoms, dandelion root, chlorella, ginger root and calendula flower.
You can start a Paleo or Mediterranean Diet.
Increase physical activity to 30-40 minutes per day. Walking will be fine.
You can apply essential oils such as cedar wood, juniper, cypress, grapefruit, eucalyptus, fennel and geranium.
You can use hyaluronic acid, vitamins A and E, urea, plant extracts and amino acids.
A necessary step is to reduce salt intake and processed foods.
You can use hydrocollagen.
Avoid if …
Even though Brazilian Massage can have enormous benefits, there are some cases in which is strictly forbidden. If you have any of the following problems is better to avoid to book a Brazilian massage therapy.
Infection, a contagious disease, high temperature, fungi, viruses
Congestive heart failure
History of strokes
Liver and kidney problems
Advanced varicose vein problems, lymphedema, lipoedema etc
Avoid massage after cosmetic surgeries
Psoriasis or skin burns
If you have any other disease or any other health problems or surgeries, please ask your doctor if is possible to have this type of massage before you book an appointment.