Thai Herbal Compress Massage

Traditional Thai Herbal Compress Massage uses acupressure techniques and light stretching followed by the application of our homemade herbal compress. It induces deep relaxation, relieves stress and fatigue, boosts your emotional and physical well-being, and assists in the alignment and postural integrity of the body. It also improves circulation of your blood and lymph and stimulates the internal organs.

The traditional herbs used include:

Camphor (Garaboon) – Stimulates the brain, heart and circulation, and relieves mental and emotional stress, anxiety, and insomnia. When inhaled, it is particularly beneficial for the sinuses and respiration. Used in compress format it soothes sore muscles and arthritis, and treats nervous system disorders such as multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia.

Cassumunar Ginger (Plai) – Soothes muscle aches and pains. A natural emollient used by women to tone and soften their skin, and has been used (in Thailand) by generations to restore the womb after giving birth.

Pandanus Leaf (Bai Toei) – This fragrant herb has been found to have medicinal benefits as it contains tannin, glycosides and alkaloids, which are said to be the reason for the effectiveness of treatment of headaches and skin problems.

Ginger (Khing) – Ginger is a powerful stimulant with proven heating effects on the body. Its oil boosts circulation, eases muscle stiffness and increases the potency of all herbs combined with it.

Kaffir Lime Peel & Leaves (Ma-good) – The vapours are uplifting and beneficial in treating respiratory ailments. The oil on the skin acts as a cleansing astringent.

Lemongrass (Ta-krai) – Soothing yet invigorating. Has a clearing effect on the head and uplifts the mind.

Turmeric (Kahmin) – One of the key ingredients in healing, it is used internally for circulatory and digestive problems. It is also a natural moisturiser and antiseptic popular for skin treatments.

Tamarind Leaf (Ma-kham) – For cleansing the skin, treating skin inflammation & reducing fevers & pain.

Session 90/120 min