Thai Herbal Compress

Therapeutic bodywork in a context of Traditional Thai Massage

 

Herbal Compress

ballINuseIn Thailand, the herbal compress is called luk pra kob, translated as “herbal pressing sphere.” To make the compress, a combination of healing herbs is bundled together in accordance with ancient recipes, steamed and placed directly on the skin or over clothing. Hot herbal compresses are frequently used in Thailand in conjunction with traditional massage. I use the compress to address chronic problems such as low back pain and soreness in the knees and ankles.

 

pairThe compresses that I use are made at the Old Medicine Hospital in Chiang Mai, where I obtained my initial study in Thailand to further define my Thai Massage practice. Contents: lemongrass, cassumanar, turmeric, kaffir lime, zodoary, galangal, tamarind, menthol and camphor. Some scholars believe that herbal compress massage was first introduced to Thailand by monks from India, who established the first Buddhist monasteries in Thailand around 200 B.C. Others believe it originated from rural folk medicine and was passed on by word of mouth through an unbroken chain of masters, or through secret manuscripts that changed hands from teacher to student. Whatever the case may be, I am sure you will agree with the effectiveness of this ancient tradition.


 

Upgrades can be added to your order at checkout or at time of service:

 

Thai Herbal Heat

Fee: $25
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Description: The Thai Herbal Compress is a delightful addition to your session. Many customers experience the relaxation effects from the aroma filling the room before the treatment ever begins. The application of heat makes an intense treatment a bit more comfortable as well.

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Therapeutic Ice

Fee: $25
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Description: We may want to employ the use of ice during a session when we are working very intensely to break down restriction that has been set in deeply over time. Ice can also be used to reduce the recovery time after hard workouts.

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Contrast Bathing

Fee: $40
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Description: Transition from Heat to Ice and then back again is the most effective treatment to reduce inflammation. This positively effects the inflammation process, which is the body's primary mechanism for healing damaged tissue.

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