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The Spa at Willow Pond Offers Bamboo-Fusion Massage

Sep 01, 2016 11:28AM

Bamboo-fusion therapeutic massage, a specialty treatment provided by Donna Donato, licensed massage therapist at The Spa at Willow Pond, in Sinking Spring, is a technique using warmed bamboo sticks with a variety of strokes. The 60- or 90-minute sessions use different sizes and cuts of heated bamboo as a soothing treatment to relax tense muscles, improve skin texture and soothe back pain.

“Clients like it better than hot stone massage because of the movement of the bamboo to relax muscles,” notes Donato. “Sessions are designed to suit client needs and can be done on the massage table or in a chair,” she adds.

Donato received her training from Nathalie Cecilia, the founder of bamboo massage. In addition, Donato is licensed to provide the following massage modalities: Swedish, integrated full-body, prenatal, oncology, fibromyalgia, hot stone, seashell and lava shell, as well as hand and foot reflexology. Aromatherapy can be incorporated into any treatment as well.

Cecilia experienced pain and fatigue in her hands and wrists when providing deep tissue massage. When she added bamboo to assist with deep tissue work, her pain subsided, thus inspiring her to create bamboo-fusion massage. Cecilia’s goal is to help therapists provide deep massage by reducing stress on thumbs, wrists and hands.

Location: 1487 Old Lancaster Pk., Sinking Spring. For more information, call 717-679-6477, email [email protected] or visit

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