Ontake Warm Bamboo is Meridians’ award-winning signature treatment. Developed here in Malaysia by Meridians’ senior practitioner Oran Kivity, Ontake Warm Bamboo is a moxibustion technique, the application of heat to the acupuncture points and channels.
A short piece of bamboo is filled with moxa wool. When the moxa is ignited, the bamboo gets warm and can be applied to the skin as a heated massage tool. The bamboo can be held, tapped, pressed or rolled rhythmically on the skin.
Additionally, with the use of a metronome, these techniques can be applied at specific frequencies of beats per minute. This Meridian Frequency Moxibustion is an extension of the pioneering work in Japan by Dr. Manaka on the meridian frequencies and the effect of different frequencies on muscular tension.
From a patient’s point of view, this is an extremely relaxing treatment. The warmth of the bamboo, the smell of the burning moxa and the ticking of the metronome combine almost hypnotically to calm and relax the mind and allow the knots in your muscles to melt away.
Ontake Warm Bamboo was originally used as a complementary therapy during the acupuncture sessions but from May 2013 Meridians is offering whole body stress-relieving bamboo treatments for people who need to relax and unwind.