What is Mu Xing?

imageMu Xing is a heated bamboo massage in which wooden pieces of bamboo in various shapes and sizes are heated, then used to apply massage.

Mu Xing literally means "Wood Element."  The use of wooden tools in massage, acupressure, and shiatsu dates back thousands of years in countries throughout Asia, Indonesia, and Europe.

Mu Xing works in two ways: by delivering warmth to muscles, and by applying specialized techniques through the pressure of the wood.  The combination of heat with the flowing techniques causes blood vessels to dilate, which improves general blood circulation, immune function, and delivery of oxygen to muscles.

Mu Xing also provides the following benefits: decreases pain, stiffness, and soreness, decreases muscle tension and "knots", increases joint mobility, deeply increases relaxation.

Mu Xing is available as either a relaxation or a deep tissue massage.  Please visit the "Services and Rates" page for all Mu Xing options and prices.


(Historical information and other details about Mu Xing courtesy of Advanced Education Systems, aes.massagetherapy.com)