What are they?
These are metal balls with a diameter of about 5 centimeters. They are generally warmed up to reach a very similar temperature to that of our body, but they can also be used cold to obtain a revitalizing effect and to fight fatigue marks around the eyes.
How to use them
The body is sprinkled with a mix of essential oils, such as lemon, cypress, rosemary or bitter orange, that have a relaxing or reducing effect. The operator places two balls under the palms of the hands and slides them along the whole body, applying pressure of different intensity according to the treated area.
To fight cellulitis, for example, the balls are slid on the lymphatic stations on the belly, on the groin and behind the knees, so as to make the stagnant liquids flow towards the lymphatic channels and facilitate their elimination.
The massage with baoding balls is particularly suited to:
- fight water retention
- alleviate muscle stiffness and tension
- boost skin microcirculation
The baoding balls are hollow spheres, each containing a small chime: during the massage, they produce a pleasant jingling sound that favors relaxation. According to Chinese tradition, the vibrations produced help mental and physical balance.