Our 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 both emotional and physical well-being, assists alignment and postural integrity of the body, improves the circulation of blood and lymph, and stimulates the internal organs.
The traditional herbs used include:
Camphor – 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 it soothes sore muscles and arthritis, and treats nervous system disorders such as multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia.
Cassamunar Ginger – soothes muscle aches and pains. 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.
Eucalyptus – the aroma has an emotionally refreshing effect. Inhaling the steamed vapours or applying to the chest and throat are all effective treatments for colds, cough, congestion, asthma and other respiratory conditions. It is also a natural antiseptic, killing germs and speeding up the healing of wounds and infections.
Ginger – a powerful stimulant with heating effects on the body. Its oil boosts circulation, eases muscle stiffness and increases the potency of all herbs combined with it.
Kaffir Lime – the vapours are uplifting and beneficial in treating respiratory ailments. The oil on the skin acts as a cleansing astringent.
Lemongrass – soothing yet invigorating. It has a clearing effect on the head and uplifts the mind.
Turmeric – one of the key ingredients in healing, used internally for circulatory and digestive problems. It is also a natural moisturiser and antiseptic popular for skin treatments.