How does a Thai Herbal Compress Massage Work?
Thai herbal compress massage – often used in conjunction with Thai yoga massage – relaxes, releases pain, and increases the flow of energy (chi) in the body.
The compresses are soaked and steamed and then rolled, patted, or pounded onto the skin. The heat from the compresses allows the herbal essences and essential oils to penetrate deeply, reaching the body’s underlying tissues and internal organs. Assisting the body to detoxify and heal itself, recipients describe a Thai herbal compress massage as deeply comforting and warm.
Thai Herbal Ball
Additional compress techniques include Thai Herbal Ball for Face and Thai Herbal Ball for Fingers. The hot compresses, placed on the body for relaxing or where the pain is, are used for deep relaxation, stress relief, improved lymph drainage and blood flow, reduced fatigue, better range of motion, and more.
What Conditions does Thai Herbal Compress Massage treat?
Conditions helped by a Thai herbal compress massage include:
- Back pain
- Chronic stress and anxiety
- Common cold
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscle pain and tension
- Poor circulation
- Pulled muscles and ligaments
- Skin conditions
- Upper respiratory ailments
Benefits of Thai Herbal Compress Massage
Thai herbal compress is a compound composed of almost a dozen natural herbals with multiple medicinal properties – including anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and astringent. These healthy properties help stimulate and relax the body, improve blood circulation, reduce swelling, relieve pain, stress and tension, and heal various conditions.
The Thai herbal compress includes an interesting variety of herbs and ingredients including:
- Aromatica Salisb
- Cryptolepis Lemon Grass
- Curcuma aromatica Salisb
- Derris Scandens Benth
- Kaffir lime (Leech lime) Patchouli
- Tamarind leaves
- Zingiber cassumunar