Wood therapy vs. Metal Therapy which to choose?

Wood therapy vs. Metal Therapy which to choose?

As professionals in the aesthetic world, it is important for us to be avant-garde on the novel techniques offered on the market to benefit and boost the results obtained with our patients. One of these recent trend techniques is the metal therapy. It is a technique that utilize tools made from metal alloys, with a right ergonomic and design, attempt to reach great results in reduction, toning, body firming, marking and shaping associated protocols.

At the same time that this technique has become a trend in the professional massage industry; has opened a big discussion comparing it with one of the most known and millennial technique, that still prevailing until or days into the professional massages protocols: Wood therapy.

The wood therapy is a technique that utilize wood-made tools, which design adapts them to every body part, pretending to stimulate the connective tissue fibers and attack the adiposity, also reaching results in reduction, toning, body firming, marking and shaping associated protocols. Even if it looks, to our readers, that wood therapy and metal therapy can reach the same results, it isn’t like that. That’s why there has been a big discussion about which one to choose when we are selecting the protocols to apply on a patient.

So well, the objective on this blog is to clarify to our readers if they are really one against the other or if they complement each other. After a long time performing both, wood and metal therapy, using each one of the tools and supplies from each of the techniques (wood and metal therapy), we have determined that both techniques are great options to reach the results named before. However, in some specific protocols, they can compete and one can be better than the other.

Keeping in mind that metal is a conductive material that can maintain the temperature that we exposed it to, doesn’t matter if it is cold or hot, it can send a very precise message to our body at the time it is in direct contact with these tools. That is to say that, in our experimentation process, the metal therapy is our leading option when we want to obtain better results on protocols related to toning, body firming, relaxing and de inflammation; versus the wood therapy. 

The patients that had been subjected to these protocols utilizing the metal tools, previously exposed to cold temperatures, and being accompanied by cold gels, ice clays and cold pindas, were able to reach a higher distension of the tissue and, as a result, a better look of the muscle tone, compared to wood therapy. Also, those patients that were subjected to relaxing and swelling reduction protocols using the metal tools, previously exposed to heat and warm temperatures, accompanied by hot gels, hot creams and steam, reach a better look on muscle relaxation, obtaining a very notorious swelling reduction effect. That’s why, without a doubt, when we are performing any of the mentioned protocols, choosing metal therapy will have a more positive impact in the possible results to obtain with the patient.

In the other hand, as the wood is a less heavy element compared to metal, it has a deeper approach when it is in contact with the tissue, when we perform any maneuvers, and it causes higher friction, producing a rising on the temperature of the skin in a smaller amount of time; out coming in a more favorable stimulus, to impact the adipose panicle oxygenation. The patients that were subjected to protocols performed using the wood tools, accompanied by highly moisturizing oils (like the vegetal ones) or hot creams, reach better results associated with adipose tissue reduction, fibrosis tissue reduction and cellulite tissue reduction, That’s why the wood therapy is positioned as a better choice than the metal therapy when is about performing protocols specifically related to reduction.

After the results of our experimentation, we can conclude that performing both techniques, respecting a proper sequence, where we start with wood therapy to attack mostly the adipose tissue, and then move on consequently with metal therapy to achieve toning effects, would be, without a doubt, the perfect combo to obtain excellent results.

At the end of this experimentation exercise, the only thing left is a big lesson: the invitation to us, that as professionals of aesthetic and beauty, is our mission to always investigate about the new techniques that are being offered on the market, so we can select wisely our protocols, looking forward to making the best version out of them and complementing between them, and like that, offer and obtain the best possible result that fits the real and particular need of our patients.

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