The Tian Di Bamboo massage is a new and unique style of bodywork that incorporates many aspects of traditional Chinese medicine. This lavish full body treatment incorporates healing techniques of the Pacific Rim and Tibet and is performed entirely with heated bamboo.

Tian Di means “Heaven” and “Earth” in Chinese, words which so perfectly evoke the alluring significance and effects of this ancient therapy.  Already the treatment has been unanimously acclaimed by MSC guests in the season just launched in South America aboard MSC Orchestra, MSC Opera, MSC Lirica, MSC Armonia and MSC Musica.  It will be available in all MSC Aurea Spa wellness centers aboard ships sailing in the Mediterranean next summer.

“As we work,” explains the MSC Orchestra SPA Manager Dania Brito Cruz “we apply pressure to the body with various warm bamboo sticks and the resulting “earthy” friction simply melts away the tension of the client while creating a deeply relaxing, soothing and utterly “heavenly” experience.”

For centuries bamboo has been a vital part of everyday life throughout South East Asia. Different bamboo “tools” – known as Cho sticks - are specially designed to work on particular parts of the body and the effect is maximized by using sliding, kneading, rolling, pivoting, tapping and friction techniques. Because the tools cover such a broad area at one time they afford some of the most effective and enjoyable work imaginable especially on typically troublesome areas like the neck, shoulders, back and legs.

Why Bamboo?
• No allergic reaction: Many people are allergic to natural fibers, such as wool. Bamboo has had the smallest number of allergic reactions with people.
• Anti-bacterial: Bamboo is aggressively anti-bacterial. It has a natural property called bamboo kun that kills up to 70% of any bacteria attempting to incubate on the bamboo.
• Circulation: Enhanced circulation will remove stagnant toxins and move blood throughout the body, improving internal respiration. Oxygenated blood will return nutrition and assist in the healing cells and tissues in the affected areas.

The Tian Di Bamboo massage lasts 45 minutes.