Wood Therapy: Safety, Benefits, Results Before and After

Wood therapy is an ancient Colombian technique for cellulite treatment. This type of natural massage use wood instruments to aid in the get rid of cellulite from various parts of the body. Wood therapy also is a popular spa massage technique utilized in the United States and Latin Americain. You're missing out on a wonderfully relaxing and effective treatment procedure if you haven't had a wood therapy massage yet.

In this article, we will find out everything related to wood therapy from how it works, used tools, benefits, and seeing the results in photos before and after the treatment.

Wood Therapy: Safety, Benefits, Results Before and After


What is wood therapy?

Wood Therapy is the most recent body contouring and smoothing procedure. Body wood treatment consists of a series of short and firm manual massages in the areas to be treated, using wooden instruments of various shapes and sizes soaked with essential oils with diluting characteristics to achieve outstanding results. For each skin type, lipolysis, draining, or decreasing creams are also used (depending on the condition to be treated).

Wood therapy helps to:
  • Reducing stress levels
  • Activate cell renewal
  • Supplying tissues with oxygen
  • Cellulite treatment, cohesion, and strengthening
  • Reducing scales and shaping the body
  • Treating localized fat, reducing fluid retention, and stimulating the production of elastin
  • Providing unique results and sensations

What is the difference between wood therapy and body contouring?

Not at all. Although they are technically two different types of therapy, their goals are the same. Wood therapy body sculpting aids in the breakdown of body fat, while body contouring tightens and improves the flexibility of your skin.

Does wood therapy work?

Wood therapy has proven effective in treating cellulite through the results obtained by patients. On the other hand, massage can help reduce cellulite. Because wood therapy body sculpting is a type of massage, it can help reduce the appearance of cellulite, at least temporarily.

Wood therapy benefits

Among the main benefits of wood therapy are the following:
  • Improve blood circulation
  • Fight cellulite
  • Eliminate localized adiposity
  • It is ideal for combating neck and back pain
  • Balancing energy centers of the body
  • Improves breathing
  • Reactivate the nervous system
  • Reduce stress level
  • Reduce water retention
  • Stimulates the production of elastin and vitamin E
  • It is ideal to stop leg muscle cramps
  • Tones the skin
  • Relaxes muscles and nerves

What are the wood therapy tools?


The tools used for the application are made of wood. They come in different sizes and shapes to suit all areas of the body.

Among the tools most commonly used in a wood therapy body sculpting session are:
  • Smooth roller
Its main use is the treatment of cellulite, the stimulation of fluids in the body, and blood circulation. The choice of the roller depends on the type of skin on which it will be applied and the fat.
  • Concave roller
It is perfect for balancing energy and relaxation. In addition to stimulating blood circulation and also the lymphatic system.
  • Ribbed Roller
It is widely used from beginning to complete in reduction therapies. Its use at the start is to figure out localized adiposity and coordinate the body at the top of the session.
  • Shaping table
Thanks to the shaping table, all localized fats and toxins may be removed. With it, work is completed on those sensitive and troublesome areas for every patient.
  • Swedish cup
The abdomen, buttocks thighs, and waist can be formed with the help of the Swedish cup. It also fights cellulite in specific areas of the body.
  • Mushroom shaper
It is the best instrument to combat cellulite.

Where can it be applied?

There are two main uses in which you can use wood treatments:
  • For aesthetic purposes
Yes, it can be used as body wood treatment, anti-cellulite wood treatment, breast wood treatment, facial wood treatment, and to improve muscle tone in parts of the body.
  • Peace of mind and emotional well-being
Wood treatment is also utilized as a holistic technique to reduce stress, relieve pain, improve cell renewal, and help patients achieve energy balance after the wood therapy session.

Both men and women can benefit from wood treatment to treat physical or emotional problems.

How does wood therapy work? 

Before starting the massage, it is important to prepare the skin with an exfoliation using essential oils.

The next step is to choose the wooden tools to be used, depending on the treatment that will be performed on each area of the body.

Then the patient gets the massage session under the supervision of a massage therapist.

Does it hurt?

No! You could feel a smidgeon of discomfort as the massage therapist uses their wooden tools to apply direct pressure, but that's how you know the treatment is working. Because your technician is using wooden tools instead of the human hands you're used to, the sensation may seem a little strange at first. However, you will become accustomed to it over time.

Wood therapy before and after pictures

Here is a series of photos of wood therapy results before and after several treatment sessions:

Wood therapy before and after


Results before and after a wood therapy massage


Wood therapy before and after results with


Removing fat from the abdomen after wood therapy massage


Result of cellulite removal after sessions


We can say that wood therapy massage has proven its effectiveness in treating cellulite and reducing body fat the results obtained.

How long does it take to see results?

In most cases, wood treatment can last up to 20 minutes, and results can begin to be seen from the third session.

Regarding the number of massage sessions, it will be directly related to the patient's condition evolution, but 10 or 15 sessions are usually recommended to help perfectly balance the energy.

How can I maintain my results?

If you're happy with the results of your wood therapy, you'll need to schedule visits regularly to keep your beautiful shape, where a monthly wood treatment session will help you relax and get the best long-lasting results.

Is wood therapy safe? 

So far, no studies prove the safety or risks of wood therapy, but most of the results prove that this type of body contouring treatment has positive effects In reducing cellulite and is considered safe for most people.

These are some contraindications for people who suffer from:
  • Kidney disease
  • Burns or skin lesions
  • Infections
  • Hypertension

How much is wood therapy?

Prices vary from one place to another. So you can expect to pay between $100 to $200 for a session. You can also buy a wood therapy kit and try it at home.

Other ways to reduce cellulite and fat

Cellulite can be stubborn, for that there are other effective and proven ways to get rid of it:

Advanced treatments
  • Topical creams containing retinol
  • Radiofrequency
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Laser treatment
  • With the help of a vacuum, release the delicate tissues.

Natural remedies
  • Dry cleaning of cellulite.
  • Eat chili to burn fat.
  • Use ground coffee as a mask to be rubbed on the body to get rid of dead skin cells.
  • Use apple cider vinegar with water and rub the mixture on the area where cellulite appears.
  • Eat salmon, which is rich in antioxidants that break down fats in cellulite.
  • Drink water, Try to drink eight glasses of water a day and spread it out throughout the day.
  • Use tangerine oil and rub this mixture on the areas where cellulite appears to improve blood circulation and analyze the accumulated fat.

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