The Maderoterapia techniquedeveloped by Manuel Casado is based on a specific massage sequence that combines the lymphatic drainage massage manual type with the massage performed using high-quality natural wood instruments.

A technique designed and tested to bring all possible benefits to mind and body. Our course allows you to learn this method in all its aspects and enables you to become a professional practitioner of it.

The origin of the name

The word Maderoterapia®, in Spanish, calls to mind the meaning of “wood therapy,” but it is actually a nonexistent word in the dictionary of the Spanish language.

Wood is said “madera” not “madero” so the compound word was actually invented to make people recognize the massage technique performed with instruments made of wood.

The benefits of Maderotherapy®

The wooden instruments used for Maderotherapy® are specially designed to meet the needs of each individual body part.

There are many benefits to be gained by using this technique. Maderotherapy® in fact:

  • Improves blood circulation
  • Regulates lymphatic circulation
  • Tones and firms the skin
  • Improves the production of elastin, vitamin E, and collagen; all of which are essential for good skin quality and tend to be lost over the years
  • Stimulates and reactivates the nervous system
  • Strengthens the psychomotor response of the recipient
  • Improves muscle tone
  • Prevents the appearance of cellulite
  • Promotes relaxation and regulates energy centers
  • Improves breathing
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Reduces localized fat
  • Oxygenates tissues
  • Increases flexibility
  • Creates perfect energy between mind, body and spirit
  • Shapes the body and tones
  • Indicated against spasms and muscle tension
  • Indicated against contractures
  • Great as a pre-race massage
  • Great as a relaxing massage
  • Perfect in reflexology
  • Avoids energy overload for the massage therapist due to direct contact with the recipient

The Manuel Casado method

The Maderoterapia® Manuel Casado method technique is based on a unique sequence created exclusively by Manuel Casado that combines manual lymphatic drainage massage with massage performed with wooden tools. These two techniques complement and enhance each other.

The use of natural wood tools allows stimulation of different areas of the body resulting in multiple positive effects (draining, reshaping and relaxing). The combination of hands and wooden tools creates the winning combination for immediate and pleasant results.

This massage technique has obvious benefits including: improvement of blood circulation, reduction of swelling, firming effect and improvement of muscle tone, anti-cellulite effect, mental and physical relaxation, treatment of back and limb problems, …

The role of the operator

Unquestionably, wooden tools come to the aid of the hands by enabling results that the hands alone would not be able to achieve, but it must never be forgotten that theoperator remains thedetermining factor.

Maderoterapia® Manuel Casado method is a technique that works on the lymphatic system so it cannot be performed only in certain parts of the body, but must follow a precise sequence dictated precisely by the functioning of the lymphatic system itself. Which leg should always be massaged first in lymphatic drainage massage? Only those who can answer this question correctly are practitioners who will know how to realize effective treatment.

The origin of modern rollers

Manuel Casado recounts. “During a vacation in Belgium I saw in a store a curious roller from 1920 , immediately struck by that strange object I bought it immediately in order to study it and calmly discover its “functioning.” Later I bought a second one in a store in England and the following is what I discovered. In 1920, PUNKT ROLLERS of the “Mark on the Brow” brand were born in Germany and were offered as self-massage rollers. There were various models all with wooden handles, some had a central body consisting of 4 or 3 rubber sections with small holes in which interchangeable suction cups were placed, others had knurled balls in the central part and…”

“A healthy spirit cannot live in a strained body.”


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